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Distribution Center Industrial Engineer

Company: Safeway
Location: Tracy
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


Albertsons Safeway is working to become the favorite food and drug retailer in every market it serves. The organization includes 2,230 stores, 27 distribution facilities and 17 manufacturing plants with over 250,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is proud to have supermarkets across the country that include: Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw's, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos.

The NorCal Distribution Center, located in Tracy, California has an opening for an Industrial Engineer -- Supply Operations.

Position Purpose:

This position is responsible for measuring the efficient flow of product through Distribution Center departments from receiving to delivery to retail stores. Duties include, but aren't limited to, acting as a liaison between distribution center management and central procurement/supply chain departments; seeking opportunities to reduce costs and improve income through a systematic review of distribution processes; tactical and strategic planning; and developing method enhancements to sustain continuous improvements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct industrial engineering time studies.
  • Establish computer based productivity labor standards.
  • Develop methods for tracking and reporting warehouse and transportation key performance indicators.
  • Train operation staff on techniques of work sampling and engineer standards and development.
  • This includes how to thoroughly investigate issues or complaints that come up and how to check their validity.
  • Conduct labor training orientation at division level.
  • Analyze and develop distribution cost improvement opportunities.
  • Evaluate and advise distribution management on potential operational improvements.
  • Conduct labor audits and time studies to validate and ensure the reasonableness and soundness of all implemented Labor standards.
  • Facilitation of lean events and audit for compliance for Lean / 5s.
  • Assist with the maintenance of drop zones for transportation.
  • Develop and facilitate management training sessions.
  • Audit and ensure selector accuracy for the division.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field.
  • 3-5 years experience in Industrial Engineering. MOST Certification a plus.
  • Experience with labor standards.
  • In depth knowledge of Warehousing and Transportation Operations.
  • Thorough understanding of computer systems and the ability to generate reports and findings.
  • Experience with implementing engineered labor standards in a union environment preferred.
  • Experience with Warehouse Management Systems highly desirable.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong mathematical/statistical analysis skills including statistical analysis and simulation skills.
  • Strong ability in public speaking and presentation.
  • SQL/VBA/R/Python/general coding skills strongly preferred

Respond to: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting

We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. And a diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

We provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace -- all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.


Keywords: Safeway, Tracy , Distribution Center Industrial Engineer, Other , Tracy, California

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