• Industrial Engineer

    Location US-CA-Union City
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
  • Position Description

    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Industrial Engineer to join the Finelite Team in Union City, CA.

    Finelite is seeking an Industrial Engineer (IE) with experience in the Lean Operations department who will execute IE planning, designing, and enforcing operations processes. The candidate leads utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to continuously improve efficiency of operations. The person will be responsible for labor, methods, and equipment Return on Investment (ROI) calculation as well as facilities layout and work process control. As Finelite is committed to reducing waste, continuous 5S and other lean manufacturing processes. Reporting to the Director of Lean Business Process (or IE Manager), the qualified candidate will be expected to work independently and diligently, using technical judgment, and manufacturing knowledge to support operational initiatives.  


    What Will You Do?

    • Primary IE workload:
      • Operations process improvement (focuses in Manufacturing and collaborates with Purchasing, Quality Control, and Engineering).
      • Factory work cell/manufacturing process layout/workflow/materials flow design and improvement.
      • Facilities renovations (planning, contractor coordination, and city/landlord approvals).
      • Assist Manufacturing Engineering team – NPIs (New Product Developments), ECOs (Engineering Change Orders), and OMSs (Operations Methods Sheets).
      • Supportive process control – packaging design, marketing/sales data flow, BOM/pick list accuracy, IT systems, etc.
    • Develops manufacturing/machining processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with strategic supplier and equipment vendors.
    • Identifies operations process problems via root cause analysis to problem solve, train, document, and revise issue cause(s).
    • Improves manufacturing/machining efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, materials flow, and facilities layout.
    • Researches, proposes, and executes facilities trade work (via contractors in electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc.) to plan improvement in current operations as well as future work cell expansion.
    • Assists Manufacturing Engineering team:
      • Liaison with Engineering on NPI (New Product Introductions) integration and develop training and documentation schedule.
      • Implement, train, and follow-up on ECR/ECOs and other relevant processes that directly impact manufacturing.
    • Leads interdepartmental business process improvement (Sales/Marketing, Engineering, Finance, etc.).
    • Provides manufacturing and finance decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; estimating future requirements (such as product labor time studies).
    • Participates in budgets and tracking of Operations-based manufacturing expenses and Capital Expense Requests/Reports (CERs).



    Required Skills

    • BS in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or Industrial Technology.
    • 3 + years of broad technical experience in high volume manufacturing. 
    • 3+ years lean manufacturing experience. 
    • 3 + years experience in labor, methods, and equipment Return on Investment (ROI) calculation as well as facilities layout and work process control

    Preferred Skills:

    • MS and/or MBA is preferred.
    • High volume manufacturing. High mix, high output is preferred.
    • Advanced knowledge of lean process flow as well as strong understanding of product life cycle, including design, manufacturing, quality, and end-of-life.
    • Solid understanding of manufacturing design and assembly. Ability to work with manufacturing from both an advisory and development role.
    • Full understanding of product costing as it relates to component and manufacturing process selection.  Familiar with lean manufacturing techniques as well as lean six sigma concepts.
    • Experience in technical problem solving, analytics, and quality reporting.
    • Experience in production line training and work instruction documentation.
    • Excellent communications skills: presentation, influencing peers and other department leaders.
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to adjust to changing priorities with enthusiasm.
    • Experience in CAD (e.g. SolidWorks) is preferred.
    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Visio.
    • Able to exercise independent judgment and possess a high degree of personal initiative.
    • Operate in a team environment and thrive in a diverse culture.
    • Work environment is a combination of office and manufacturing facility. Light physical effort with occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.


    Company Info

    About Legrand

    Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers.  For more information, visit legrand.com.


    About Legrand North and Central America

    Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit legrand.us.  


    About Legrand’s Lighting Sector

    Through Pinnacle, Finelite, and OCL, Legrand designs and manufactures high performance, environmentally sustainable lighting solutions and products for commercial, educational and healthcare facilities.  We work with leading architects and contractors to supply systems and products.  We employ a talented group of lighting engineers and designers who work with the latest technologies, using cutting-edge tools to create fixtures which are unique and built to last.  Our products offer the design professional a complete palette of integrated products that breathe life into architectural spaces for design that lasts.  Legrand’s specification grade products are suited for a broad range of applications, and the integrated product line allows designers to create multi-level lighting scenarios using various luminaires from an extensive offering.








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