Ryder System Continuous Improvement Engineer in FORT WORTH, Texas

Position Description

  • Develop a thorough, effective and timely site improvement plan to address the top business needs at Ryder sites through the use of a strategic Transformation Plan.

  • Lead Kaizen events, Value Stream Mapping events, continuous improvement projects and other activities that execute the sites strategic Transformation Plan resulting in bottom line company savings.

  • Train site leadership and other key personnel on Ryder Lean Guiding Principles and industry-standard Lean tools to align with the Supply Chain Solutions deployment strategy. Examples include: root cause analysis tools (5 Why’s, Fishbone Diagrams, A3, etc.), Standard Work development, Visual Management (status at a glance), and 5S.

  • Champion “Lean Day 1” activities for new sites within business unit as assigned. Responsibilities include ordering all Lean supplies, coordinating set-up of Lean boards, educating Operational Leadership on Lean tools, and guiding the site on the cadence of Lean activity (waste walks, Transformation Plan review, etc.).

  • Work with site leadership to conduct Lean assessments of critical site and business needs.

  • Work with site leadership to update and re-prioritize their Transformation Plan to maintain focus on the most critical site objectives.

  • Develop local site Lean Leaders capable of driving Lean in their areas. Coach and mentor others on Lean in an attempt to engrain the Lean culture throughout Ryder.


  • Bachelors degree required in Engineering/Business/Supply Chain or a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience

  • Minimum of six years of related experience is required


  • MBA and/or Industrial Engineering Masters Degree preferred

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred, attainment is required within 12 months

  • American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) Certification is preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency in: MS Office MS Project and/or Transportation/Warehouse Management Systems (TMS and WMS) and Network analysis tools MS Visio Statistical and/or Transportation Analysis Tools (Minitab, SAS, Matlab, i2, Tmod, ILPS) Mapping analysis tools and/or Simulation, preferred


  • Collects data and performs statistical analysis Maps and documents processes Independently identifies process gaps; recommends and implements process improvement Applies company methodologies and tools to design distribution and/or transportation operations

  • Establishes and implements performance measures Conducts Inventory and/or Supply Chain analyses and recommends alternative strategies

  • Actively supports the sales process and creates high quality solutions and designs

  • Effectively interacts with customers, Sales, and Operations to create value propositions

  • Confers with the Engineering and Operations Managers to implement efficient and competitive solutions

  • Manages multiple projects of small and medium size Leads, coaches, and mentors other engineers

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Posted Date 4 weeks ago

Requisition ID 2017-44908

Category Engineering

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements Greater than 60%

Position Code 8958