Industrial Engineer


Dallas, TX

June 24, 2017

Industrial Engineer
Job Summary
This position is responsible for supporting the Strategic Innovation Team with collecting & analyzing data, developing efficient and productive kitchen designs, implementing process improvement initiatives, and supporting equipment R&D initiatives. He/she will also need to work effectively across different cross functional teams.
Key Performance Elements/Essential Functions
  • Identify improvement opportunities in restaurant efficiency by performing all necessary industrial engineering studies and making sound recommendations to all concerned Brinker departments and the brands on potential process improvements.
  • Support the kitchen designers with capacity, throughput and volumetric analysis of kitchen layouts.
  • Maintain Brinker developed process tools which include providing updates, making enhancements and field training/problem solving support.
  • Have working knowledge of MRP/ERP Systems and managing BOMs.
  • Provide analytic support by collecting & analyzing data
  • Evaluate equipment and station designs improvements in ergonomics, operational efficiency and productivity.
  • Support business case development by calculating and providing the life cycle cost and / or benefits for all assigned projects
  • Champion the Lean manufacturing principles and techniques both internally and with their customers.
  • Have working knowledge of Process and Value Stream Mapping
  • Support industrial engineering principles, data collection methodologies and sound objective analysis.
  • Support and participate in all equipment testing projects.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or Operations Research from a ABET accredited university
  • Lean Six Sigma Training
  • PMP, PMI-ACP, etc…
  • Excellent quantitative analytics skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, VBA, PowerPoint, Visio and Word
  • Ability to understand and write VBA Code to support process tools
  • Knowledge of food technology equipment
  • Basic knowledge of food science, food chemistry, food microbiology and general food processing
  • Strong ability to understand, analyze and solve business problems
  • Ability to concisely summarize the findings of a complex analysis in a way that can be intuitively understood by non-specialist
  • The ability to translate research findings/data analysis to actionable initiatives.
  • Strong understanding and use database management programs, i.e. Microsoft SQL Server Studio, Teradata, etc…
  • Experience with Tableau
  • Ability to understand and write SQL queries involving multiple data sources
  • Ability to effectively work under time pressure
  • Highly collaborative work style; must work well with people.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written
  • The ability to multi-task and communicate in a fast paced and results orientated work environment
  • Creative problem solving
Work Experience
  • 3-5 years experience in Industrial Engineering; preferably in the Restaurant or Food Service Industry
  • Experience with the principles and implementation of Industrial Engineering and/or Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Solid project management skills
Core Competencies
Deliver on Your Promise
  • Demonstrates personal and professional integrity and inspires trust
  • Takes personal accountability for decisions and projects
  • Produces high quality work
  • Delivers work or ensures work is delivered within deadlines and budget
    Ensure Everything You Do Adds Value
  • Aligns work with department/ brand and corporate strategies
  • Effectively prioritizes workload; stops doing what doesn’t add value
  • Measures work to evaluate effectiveness
Think Globally, Act Locally
  • Conducts long-term planning without losing focus on near-term needs
  • Makes decisions based on organizational strategy and customers’ best interests
  • Looks for enterprise-wide issues before implementing plans, processes, or policies
  • Makes use of resources from other parts of the organization
Value Diversity in People and Perspectives
  • Shows respect and sensitivity to the feelings and perspectives of all employees, regardless of background or position
  • Actively solicits opinions, feedback, and ideas from others
  • Engages, coaches, and develops others to build an effective team
Takes Worthwhile Risks
  • Takes risks that support company strategy
  • Demonstrates the courage to make the hard decisions
  • Leads change to help Brinker achieve its vision with an open mind and positive attitude
  • Inspires and empowers others to innovate and take appropriate risks
Play Well Together
  • Fosters an atmosphere of mutual respect and collaboration
  • Lends knowledge, experience, and support to help others succeed
  • Recognizes the accomplishments of others
  • Inspires others to action without relying on formal authority
  • Shares appropriate information and resources with others
  • Effectively copes with business demands and pressures