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Senior Design Engineer - Simulation Modeling

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0501 HQ MN Minneapolis Downtown,33 South 6th Street,Minneapolis,Minnesota,United States,55402-3601

Sr. Design Engineer – Design & Automation Engineering

Global Supply Chain and Logistics

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 Sr. Design Engineer working on the Design & Automation Engineering team will design and project manage world class supply chain automation projects that will result in an enhanced Target Guest experience by increasing the speed and accuracy of processing of goods through the internal supply chain.  This position will report to the Director of Design Engineering.   The design team will own supply chain projects from concept through production of engineering deliverables for implementation.   The Sr. Design Engineer will partner with multiple internal teams and external suppliers to generate options, formalize designs, support & defend designs for capital approval, and complete firm engineering to produce required deliverables for execution.  This position will work collaboratively and under the supervision of Lead Engineers to complete designs 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 – Sr. Design Engineer:

  • Develop material flow design criteria and facility layout design principles
  • Analyze business & operations requirements to generate supply chain automation concepts
  • Identify the materials to be handled (MTBH) and determine the throughput & storage requirements
  • Model flow of materials to test throughput and identify any process flow bottlenecks
  • Specify storage solutions based on cubic space need, product velocity and cycle time goals
  • Identify & evaluate supply chain automation & robotics technologies and solution providers
  • Create detailed capacity throughput, cycle time, direct and indirect labor cost models 
  • Generate accurate capital and expense cost estimates associated with alternative designs
  • Create supply chain facility layouts based upon process requirements and efficient material flows 
  • Maintain and promote all industry and regulatory safety requirements & procedures
  • Communicate design issues internally and hold all parties accountable as required
  • Develop technical Request for Proposal (RFP), tabulate and qualify proposals, and make technical recommendations on award
  • Collaborate effectively across all internal and external stakeholders including vendors, internal engineering team, operations & facility teams

Minimum Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • 3 or more years of combined experience in material handling, automation, manufacturing, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics industries, or an Advanced degree in Engineering.
  • Project management experience implementing complex capital equipment & systems
  • Experience with project management strategies required for complex and dynamic projects with very short lead times
  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees of variation and uncertainty
  • Candidate must be capable to work with little supervision or direction and will be given considerable latitude in decision making
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent judgment and decision-making skills under conditions of exceptional uncertainty with possibility of significant lack of data
  • Frequently provides significant leadership or influence as a coordinator of complex cross-functional projects
  • Proficiency with standard project planning software applications
  • Ability to travel at short notice- up to 15% (varies by project phase)

Preferred Qualifications & Experiences:

  • Experience with material flow methodologies including sequencing, kitting, repack, etc.
  • Experience with facility layouts, & construction
  • Experience with distribution and/or logistics process flows & operations
  • Experience with lean, six sigma, & other continuous improvement concepts & methodologies
  • Project management professional “PMP” training 

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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