J.B. Hunt Transport Strategic Account Industrial Engineer in Tracy, California

Job Opening ID:

00226317 Strategic Account Industrial Engineer (Open)

Job Title:

Strategic Account Industrial Engineer




United States of America





Full/Part Time:

Full time


Job Description Summary:

J.B. Hunt's technology modernization effort has provided an open doorway to drive process excellence in every area of the business. We believe this role is just the starting point to delivering value and market differentiation through Process Excellence with a key customer that can be used to redefine the role of a JB Hunt Supply Chain Advisor.

As a Strategic Account Engineer you will lead the development and implementation of business processes, continuously improve and audit the business processes, and help facilitate Customer Value Delivery (CVD). This role will be working on-site in the Livermore/Tracy area with JB Hunt operations dedicated to the supply chain success of a key customer’s operation.

Job Description:

Experience: Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in business process improvement (e.g., Business Process Reengineering, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, ISO), to include process data gathering and analysis, process mapping in MS Visio, formulating viable improvement recommendations, and implementing process recommendations

  • A four-year degree from an accredited university in Industrial Engineering or related field; MS or MBA is considered a plus

  • 5 years of business experience; transportation and/or production industry

  • Prioritize workload and has great sense of urgency

  • Experience facilitating meetings across internal business units and customers, clarifying action items, and fostering productive conversations

  • Experience collaborating with executive and senior leaders, contractors, IT staff, and directorate partners well

Skills: Successful candidates will have

  • Strong analytical skills with experience in supply chain optimization, fleet design, and operations research.

  • A solid working knowledge of structured query language, and Microsoft Office Suite tools.

  • Demonstrated on-the-job experience authoring reports and briefings from scratch and concisely and logically conveying written information tailored to diverse audiences

  • Highly competent in influencing without authority through knowledge, skills, and relationships

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fleet design updates aligned with long term production output. Customer has limited dock and yard space. Engineer will work with fleet and operational changes that may involve how trailers are loaded, unloaded, and picked up and delivered (live vs drop, adding spotting services at factory and assembly).

  • Align production output with expected fleet and transportation needs. In the event of a spike in production, the IE would recommend fleet scheduling changes. This person would also keep operations ahead of schedule to ensure they have the right number of drivers and equipment in place.

  • Design the scheduled flow of trailers, trucks and drivers into and out of customer and JB Hunt facilities.

  • Develop and support tools to drive operational perfection (Lean Six Sigma) for all JB Hunt transportation solutions. May require working with our fleet and carrier partners to review service requirements.

  • Develop and support KPIs for JBHT operations.


Company Overview:

Fortune 500 experience. Career Development. Nation-wide opportunities. We are J.B. Hunt.

Our success comes from strategically placing you in the most suitable role. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering, or information technology, we can jump start your career!

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is no stranger to the transportation logistics industry. From our humble beginnings in 1961, with only five tractors and seven refrigerated trailers, we have evolved into one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America. We provide safe and reliable transportation services throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our four business segments (Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services, Truckload, and Integrated Capacity Solutions) allow us to provide customized freight solutions for customers big and small. It's no wonder we have been named one of America's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is committed to basing employment decisions on the principles of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, persons with disabilities, protected veterans or other bases by applicable law.

Fortune 500 experience. Career growth opportunities. Nationwide relocation possibilities.

These are just a few things you'll find at J.B. Hunt. Whether you have a passion for operations, sales, engineering or information technology, we can help jumpstart your career with challenging opportunities that will help you reach your maximum potential.

Why J.B. Hunt?

We take our investment in you seriously - our future success depends on you. Be an innovator with a leading transportation company and work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. At J.B. Hunt, we strongly believe in promoting from within based on performance and potential, the sky is the limit for your career.

What are we looking for?

We look for high-energy, forward-thinking individuals who are interested in a career with a leader in the transportation industry. We seek exceptional people of diverse backgrounds who have the vision to carry our business forward. J.B. Hunt offers a variety of opportunities spanning across the nation.