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Job area:  Logistics

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at 

Location: [[Riverside, CA]] 

Division: [[Solutions]] 
Job Posting Title: [[Senior Logistics Engineer, Industrial]] 
Time Type: [[Salary]]


The Industrial Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing common contract logistics processes and driving continuous performance improvement.  This engineer may also provide engineering support for new and/or expanding business implementations. The Industrial Engineer will support multifaceted operations and have a detailed understanding of client needs.  Industrial Engineer may contribute to the overall facility layout and design as well as determine appropriate equipment to support the concept of operational use. The Engineer will also routinely support the physical implementation of the solution. 

This role is also responsible for maintaining financial and engineering metrics that will meet or exceed performance goals. The Industrial Engineer may at times provide guidance and training to interns/Co-ops.



  • Research/Analysis:
    • Ensures all distribution system functionality is configured to optimize performance (e.g., warehouse management, labor management, slotting and reporting applications)
    • Utilizes work measurement techniques (predetermine time & motion / time studies / etc.) and analyzes work samples to develop standards for labor utilization
    • Analyzes contractual commitments, customer specifications, design changes and other data to drive continuous improvement and meet or exceed expectations of customer
    • Performs special research or technical studies critical to logistic support functions
    • Performs cost/benefit tradeoff analysis and develop ROI business cases for recommended projects involving process, system or technology change
      • Forecasts facility, vehicle, staffing and/or material handling equipment needs in order to improve cost, utilization, service, and efficiencies
      • Conducts studies to determine the most efficient sequence of operations and workflow by analyzing production costs, process flow charts, and production schedules
      • Recommends methods for maximizing the utilization of production facilities and personnel by restructuring job duties, reorganizing workflow, relocating workstations and equipment, and purchasing equipment in adherence with governmental, health, safety, and other regulations. 
    • Provides labor planning tool tailored to the client’s business and agreed upon operating processes



  • Documentation/Reporting: 
    • Document and communicate common processes for all distribution functions within scope of responsibility
    • Review data and summarize expectations to address gaps in operation
    • Identify areas for improvement based on analysis of data and observations
  • Communication: 
    • Communicate opportunities for improvement in the distribution network
    • Help determine key metrics and provide recommendations to guide management 
    • Assist with developing/presenting training materials and classes for distribution processes
  • Relationships: 
    • Bring cross-functional teams together to collaborate on projects
    • Support the labor management program, including methods and procedures, engineered labor standards, incentive programs and program policies
    • Ensure alignment among all operations’ policies, procedures and ongoing improvement projects
  • LEAN Operations:
    • Facilitate LEAN methodology and recommend solutions to specific business case issues
    • Utilize statistical tools such as Pareto Charts, Histograms, Cause & Effect Diagrams
    • Maintain subject matter expertise in proven industry methods and tools such as Six Sigma DMAIC, value-stream mapping, and 5S
    • Work with leadership to drive continual improvement programs, Kaizen events, and workshops
    • Ensure that all projects include a sustainability component and drive adherence at multiple levels within the organization utilizing integrated process audits, floor-level dashboards, and management scorecards 
    • Illustrate continual improvement successes in a case study before & after format that quantifies value and documents actions taken for future reapplication
  • Project Management:
    • Assist with developing and rolling out growth strategies and projects
    • Establishes and tracks projects/actions utilizing project management tools and leads/supports driving meetings with operations through completion
    • Determine feasibility of projects factoring costs, available space, schedule limitations, company goals, technical requirements, and economic factors




  • Solution Design:
    • Identifies and procures all necessary capital expense items to support successful launch of operation
    • Understanding of the approved Solutions Model tied to the client’s award of business to DSV
    • Participation in “Advance Quality Planning” sessions with clients validating requirements and processes
    • Determines and gains agreement of final design of facility, operating process, equipment type and quantity
    • Partners with key functional groups that are part of implementation (HR, IT, Operations, etc.) to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
    • Develops and provides action items to Project Management that will lead to successful implementation





  • Performs other duties as required



  • If applicable may manage interns, providing coaching and mentoring as they support process improvement projects




  • Minimum 2 years of industrial engineering experience in a supply chain (warehouse/4 walls) or similar environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Experience in retail distribution support and/or e-commerce type environment




  • Degree in Industrial Engineering is preferred
  • Green Belt Six Sigma / Lean Certified
  • Experience dealing with end users, vendors, and clients
  • Experience in 3PL environment




Computer Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Advanced MS Excel user
  • Proficient Insight into a Warehouse Management System (WMS) allowing for understanding of system capabilities
  • Knowledge of computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment such as AutoCAD, MS-Project, and Visio
  • Knowledge of Simulation software
  • Knowledge of analytical software/reporting tools, such as PowerBI, Tableau, Alteryx, etc.


Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal)
  • Interpersonal communication and language skills (e.g., listening to others, speaking to others, reading, writing).
  • Communication (facilitation skills and very mature communication skills to be able to communicate to all levels in the organization).
  • Strong writing skills with experience documenting design methodologies to create logistics solutions and responses to RFPs

            Mathematical Skills

  • Intermediate to advanced


  • Strong attention to detail accuracy and accomplishes job task in a timely manner
  • E-commerce experience including starting up small to large volume solutions
  • Experience in multiple warehouse automation applications (Pick to Light, Automated Sortation, Voice Pick, conveyor design, etc.)
  • Experience in LMS implementation and/or steady state execution



Additional Knowledge/Experience/Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Project management skills experience
  • Able to develop and deliver presentations to managers and executives
  • Keeps informed of technical changes and industry trends



While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.  The employee uses computer and telephone equipment.  Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.  Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. while following proper lifting procedures. Must be able to stand on feet for up to 8 hours per day.



  • Based on the nature of DSV Business, position may perform the assigned activities inside any DSV sites and change shifts as needed.
  • Willing to travel




While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain nor be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of approximately 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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Senior Logistics Engineer, Industrial


Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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