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UPS Senior Industrial Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Summary

This position serves a lead role within the Distribution and Logistics Engineering group to support customer implementations, large scale projects, and technology deployments. This role designs and implements distribution warehouse and supply chain models for customers within the UPS network while leveraging the latest technologies. The incumbent applies work measurement, methods and procedures, operations research, finance, information system modeling, statistical analysis, project management, and sight layout in a distribution environment to perform their role. This position coordinates work of other engineers, cross functional teams, and customers to ensure internal/external expectations are met while achieving expected financial returns for UPS.


  • Collaborates with Solutions and Business Development to identify data requirements for project scope to determine project responsibilities, teammates, and customers

  • Recommends adjustments to ensure solutions incorporate an accurate scope of work

  • Serves as a resource to departments for operational problem identification, resolution, and continuous improvement for organic growth opportunities

  • Analyzes optimization-modeling needs to determine data necessary to construct operating plans and distribution layouts

  • Performs cost benefit analyses to ensure effective use of UPS resources and maximum return-on-investment

  • Communicates with cross-functional teams to determine project feasibility

  • Creates functional design requirements to define how processes will perform

  • Performs gap analyses between solution and post implementation operating results

  • Acts as liaison to UPS functional groups to coordinate key issues in fulfillment network plans

  • Resolves conflicts and clarifies communications with UPS stakeholders to maintain program alignment with corporate goals

  • Provides assistance with project deliverables to ensure budget and timelines are met

  • Assists with validation of planned versus actual task completion to determine project impacts

  • Utilizes work measurement, gap analysis, statistical analysis, discussions with management, and operations visits to identify issues/problems impacting the achievement of performance and service goals

  • Develops solutions to operational issues and provides recommendations for improvement

  • Participates in business review and planning meetings and works with the operations management team to implement solutions and conduct follow-up

  • Works with operations management team to implement changes in operations to reach desired cost reduction and service improvements

  • Audits and analyzes existing processes to identify areas for potential improvements and operational efficiencies


  • Identifies current/future needs of the customer or business and understands how business needs dictate the project’s requirements, project direction, business objectives, and resource allocation; makes recommendations on the solutions-design phase of the project

  • Specifies facts, research, and perspectives necessary to make projections; analyzes statistics and qualitative information within specified parameters; researches trends and conditions used to make projections

  • Demonstrates an understanding of implementation objectives, project plan, and one's role within a project; participates in the implementation of a project; provides timely, thorough, and concise updates for area of responsibility; identifies areas of risk and properly communicates them to the project manager

  • Conducts standard analyses to identify problems in methods, processes or workflow; interprets results of analyses and recommends solutions to address identified requirements, problems or inefficiencies

  • Possesses knowledge of risk management fundamentals

  • Leverages technological knowledge to achieve business objectives; resolves technological issues impeding work; adapts technological information, facts/data to varying situations or groups and recommends changes to technological approach based upon knowledge of trends and best practices

  • Identifies common problems with current work designs; specifies requirements for new work designs; modifies or adjusts existing work methods, processes, and flows to resolve operations failures

  • Demonstrates experience with operational efficiencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or internationally comparable degree) in Industrial Engineering or related field

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law


Category: Engineering

Requisition Number: 318056

Location: Louisville,Kentucky