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Senior Design Engineer - Simulation Modeling

Apply Now Job ID: R0000075474 job family: Building Operations Engineering schedule: Full time Location: 100 Mathilda Pl, Sunnyvale, California, United States, 94086;
0501 HQ MN Minneapolis Downtown,33 South 6th Street,Minneapolis,Minnesota,United States,55402-3601
Description:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 500 company and one of America’s leading retailers.  We are on a journey to transform our internal supply chain, an expansive network of distribution and fulfillment centers, into a world-class, high speed, maximum throughput, omni-channel replenishment and last mile delivery e-commerce enterprise.  Where ever and whenever our Guests choose to shop Target, the Global Supply Chain & Logistics team is committed to ensuring that the products our Guests need will always be available in our stores or online delivered on time, every time.


The Senior Design Engineer - Modeling working in the Design & Automation Engineering team will model and validate world class supply chain automation projects that will result in an enhanced Target Guest experience by increasing the speed and accuracy of processing goods through the internal supply chain.

The Senior Design Engineer - Modeling will partner with design and automation engineers, multiple internal teams and external suppliers to develop models at the appropriate level of detail, acquire right data from internal and external data sources, validate system performance using the model as a proxy, and leverage model experimentation to accommodate changes during firm engineering. This position will work collaboratively and under the supervision of Design and Automation Engineering Directors and Principal Engineers to visualize, validate and improve concepts for workstations, work cells, process modules and systems in the Target Supply Chain.


Positions are currently available to fill based out of the Target HQ offices in Minneapolis, MN and the Target Sunnyvale, CA office in the heart of Silicon Valley - the world’s tech innovation capital. 

Key Responsibilities – Senior Design Engineer - Modeling:

  • Work collaboratively with Design and Automation Engineers on new and improved designs for Target supply chain operations.
  • Support the Design and Automation Engineering team with data related activities, such as data mining, organizing, cleansing and reporting
  • Identify internal databases, extract relevant data from them, and present data in the appropriate format for usage by team members
  • Develop and maintain department’s data repository site for effective storage and retrieval of data and 2D/3D files
  • Develop 3D visualization of layout, equipment, processes and material flow within a facility for virtual proof-of-concepts
  • Validate performance of material flow systems using advanced computer-aided technologies such as discrete-event simulation and material flow analysis
  • Document, interpret, and communicate results to cross-functional teams
  • Support Design and Automation engineers within the department with model development, analysis and experimentation
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of complex mechanical systems and designs and identify necessary inputs and outputs for modeling systems
  • Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations & facility teams

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent OR Bachelors degree with relevant work experience.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to manage several projects at the same time in a highly variable and uncertain environment
  • Proficiency in manipulating and creating facility layouts with 2D/3D CAD software
  • Proficiency in building and running material flow and discrete-event simulation models using 2D/3D off-the-shelf software
  • Prior experience in advanced Excel, data visualization and statistical modeling
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Capability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent technical skills under conditions of ambiguity without much data
  • Ability to travel at short notice - up to 10% (varies by project phase)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of material flow methodologies including sequencing, kitting, repack, etc.
  • Knowledge of  Lean, Six Sigma, & other continuous improvement concepts & methodologies
  • Knowledge of material handling systems in a manufacturing or distribution system environment


Target will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


Target will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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