Continuous Improvement Engineer @ AxleHire, Inc. - Santa Fe Springs, CA

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2 months ago

Continuous Improvement Engineer

AxleHire, Inc. - Santa Fe Springs, CA

AxleHire is an expedited urban last-mile delivery service, providing customers with a superior same and next day delivery experience. AxleHire leverages purpose-built modern technology and a gig driver fleet to drive transformative outcomes that catalyze customers’ brand growth. Logistics teams can now provide a differentiated delivery experience at a competitive cost, overcoming the limitations of legacy delivery providers. AxleHire operates in 16 of the 25 major U.S. metro urban areas across the U.S, enabling high-volume shippers to consistently cater to the rising needs and expectations of their customers.

The Industrial Engineer reports to the Head of Operations and is responsible for the following:

Axlehire is seeking a motivated and experienced Industrial Engineer to work within the Sortation Center in Santa Fe Springs, LA. They will be responsible for establishing lean manufacturing principles that will drive continuous improvement and operational excellence. They will oversee kaizen events, continuous improvement plans, project proposals and operational efficiency goals in order to support the objectives of the business.


  • Developing awareness and expertise of lean manufacturing concepts and tools at all levels to achieve or exceed safety, quality, cost and delivery goals
  • Train and coach process owners in the use of lean and statistical tools, approaches, and techniques to create process management and measurement systems and develop an operational excellence mindset at the department level
  • Create and lead a continuous improvement committee. Assist in improvement activities including training, mentoring, facilitating Kaizen events, Six Sigma projects, tool deployment, benchmarking, etc.
  • Conduct Lean Six Sigma assessments and identify performance gaps as well as deploy 5S culture. Implement tools such as: visual factory, value stream mapping, standard work, work instructions, process capability and training best practices
  • Deliver cost productivity improvements by managing projects focused on cost reduction
  • Provide technical support to operations in the areas of equipment, layout, tools, fixtures, and machines to ensure low-cost/high-quality products and develop proposals to incorporate new technology where appropriate
  • Travel may be required up to 10% of the time.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering General
  • 5+ years of experience within a continuous improvement function or in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills and comfortable with large audiences public speaking
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A highly motivated individual that can work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams
  • Strong time management skills
  • Able to handle multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Strong computer and software skills, able to utilize new technologies
  • Green Belt or Black Belt Certification in LEAN Six Sigma (preferred but not required)

The targeted base salary range for this role is listed in the compensation section below. Actual salary may be above or below this range based on factors such as location, skills, and relevant experience. In addition, this position may include additional compensation in the form of bonus, equity, or commissions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 - $130,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 5 years


  • Day shift

Work setting:

  • In-person

Work Location: One location

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