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Operations Industrial Engineer Trainee

Performs highly structured, entry-level assignments designed to develop a broad understanding of Postal Service operations. Supports the implementation of standardization programs and processes to postal operations using industrial engineering
and Lean / Continuous Improvement principles to improve service, productivity and cost performance. Participates in process or value stream mapping exercises and collaborates with cross-functional teams in order to determine and identify business improvement areas. Performs analysis of service KPIs, staffing productivity, etc. to promote the effective use of resources within given objectives, variables and constraints. Optimizes work flow and cell designs for improved efficiency. Develops standard work procedures. Develops and proposes alternatives to improve operating performance and reduce costs; monitors and evaluates the
implementation of new procedures and reports on results. Monitors and analyzes operations (specifically equipment performance) using national and local reporting metrics to improve service, productivity, and cost performance. Exercises a normal regard for the safety of self and others; uses safety equipment such as eye safety glasses and hearing
protection. Because work is performed primarily in a processing plant or field setting employees may be subject to prolonged standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and handling heavy objects (e.g., tools and equipment). In addition, employees may be requested to travel and work nights and weekends for special projects. Gains understanding of Lean / Continuous Improvement principles (i.e., Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen process) to accomplish the improvement goals for the organization.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must possess a Bachelor's or graduate degree in an industrial engineering or professional engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET by June 30, 2020. Preference eligible veterans qualify with a valid license as a Professional Engineer and six (6) years of professional industrial engineering experience.

USPS Headquarters is located in Washington DC, but there are more than 35 positions available across the nation. Future messages may show that applicants have applied for a position in Washington DC, but candidates will have the opportunity to express location preferences later in the application process. **Relocation is authorized.**