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Logistics Engineer

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Location: Suzhou, 32, China
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2019

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Job Description


Job Description:

A Logistics Engineer is responsible for leading or supporting the proposal, design, and implementation of all related logistics processes, machinery & equipment, storage concepts, among other things for Cat Parts or Integrated Logistics Services projects.  This position is located in Suzhou, China and reports to the engineering supervisor responsible for this area.  

Job Statistics:

A Logistics Engineer is responsible for leading the design & implementation of logistics projects for greenfield or brownfield sites OR providing support to Logistics Engineers on similar projects.  In a lead role, a Logistics Engineer 4 should have the ability to lead Logistics Engineers 1, 2, or 3 on projects with a capital budget of up to US$1,000,000 and an expense budget of up to US$250,000.  In a support role, this person should be able to provide support to Logistics Engineers 5 on projects of any size.  A person in this role is expected to lead 1 complex project, 2 simple projects, or support for up to 3 projects at one time.

Job Duties:

The job duties of a Logistics Engineer are to design and implement successful logistics solutions.  To be successful, a Logistics Engineer must utilize technical skills and soft skills described below.   

The technical skills are defined in 7 key skills:  data purification & analysis; warehouse storage design & manufacturing point-of-use (POU) design; machinery & equipment design and procurement; workforce & equipment planning; logistics process design; inventory transfer & rearrangement planning; and integrating supply chain knowledge into warehouse design.  In addition, it is expected that logistics engineer is knowledgeable about the local WMS system and can integrate this into the overall design of the facility.  A Logistics Engineer is expected to be proficient in each of these areas.

In addition to technical skills, a Logistics Engineer must demonstrate intermediate to strong skilled levels of the following values based competencies (VBCs):  integrity & trust; building inclusive relationships; customer focus; problem solving; priority setting; and dealing with uncertainty.  

Although the requirements above describe most of the responsibilities of the analyst, due to the breadth of issues that arise on projects, it is sometimes expected that a Logistics Engineer take on other responsibilities outside of this job description. 


Background/Experience (Required):

• College degree in a related field OR equivalent experience (supply chain, logistics, or industrial engineering)

• Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time throughout the year, with some months in excess of that.  

• Be proficient in English as well as the local language where the engineer is based.

• 5+ years of related experience, preferably in warehouse operations, supply chain, or manufacturing

• Strong PC Skills (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, & AutoCAD)

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Background/Experience (Desired):

• Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles 

• CPS Functional Job Role Qualified 

• Ability to work independently with minimal direction 

• Extensive material distribution experience 

• Knowledge of material handling equipment

Desired Qualifications:

• APICS CPIM or CSCP Certification

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Nov 23, 2019