Industrial Engineer III - Defense

The Industrial Engineer III will be responsible for industrializing a specific product line production. IE will design production layouts and processes with the purpose of increasing productivity, eliminating wastefulness, reducing cost, and ensuring quality standards are maintained.


Evaluate and explore new and existing processes, equipment, and materials as an input to scheduling methods, performance metrics and financial standards.

Analyze and evaluate existing systems and processes, identifying value-added and non-value-added activities to solve design, assembly, and test challenges.

Research and test design ideas to determine feasibility, utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Six Sigma, and root cause analysis to formulate/support innovation, corrective actions, and continuous improvement activities.

Develop and design robust manufacturing concepts to simplify/improve manufacturing processes to ensure best practice, performing structural and thermal analyses of components and assemblies, building prototypes, evaluating performance, identifying issues, and make improvements.

Create and maintain required manufacturing process documentation, including process flow charts, capacity and utilization studies, time and motion studies, standard work, cycle time analysis and line balancing.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gain consensus and training staff for new processes and providing instructions and manuals for a specific product line


In-depth understanding of lean manufacturing principles.

Hands-on experience building prototypes.

Proficiency with analytical tools, workflow time study, and process balancing, implementation of VSM results in production.

Ability to interface with project engineering, product development teams, manufacturing engineering and functional leads. 
Experience with CAD software

Knowledge of advanced product quality planning (APQP) and production part approval process (PPAP). Due to the nature of our Defense Contracts, must be able to verify U.S. Citizen status.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering field.
8+ years related engineering experience.

VACCO Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer