Industrial Engineer
at Smalley Steel Ring Co.

Date Posted: 3/26/2019

Job Description

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial retaining ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. Our ingenuity, dedicated associates, engineering expertise, and technical ability are driving our success, holding over 50 years of manufacturing experience supplying the aerospace, automotive, and other industrial markets. We take pride in ourselves, the quality of our innovative products, our focus on continuous improvement, and the service of excellence that we provide to our loyal customers. Our Industrial Engineering team is committed to continuous improvement within manufacturing and distribution. The group utilizes work measurement systems to improve overall organizational effectiveness.

We currently have an opening on this team for an Industrial Engineer. The IE will be responsible for supporting the foundation for Continuous Improvement. The engineer will analyze and interpret data through multiple systems in order to identify and prioritize process improvement projects. The Industrial Engineer will work within cross-functional teams on projects across all of manufacturing and distribution. He/she will utilize lean and six sigma methodologies when applicable, to help lead improvement efforts across the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Make use of process improvement techniques, such as Work Measurement, Lean Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen, and other Lean Manufacturing tools to support Continuous Improvement
  • Develop work standards and improve processes using time study or other standard process evaluation tools
  • Be responsible for helping to maintain process standards or other documents, develop and implementing measuring systems, capacity planning and scheduling systems
  • Provide supportive data for staff planning and line balancing
  • Evaluate existing manufacturing processes, layouts, operation methods, machines and man-hours utilized to determine excessive cost items to effect cost reductions
  • Develop methods and operating data for various types of new equipment, and assist with training and recommend ways and means of correcting and resolving problems
  • Implement Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Develop, maintain, and update Key Process Indicators

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related area of study required
  • Minimum of 1 year of Industrial Engineering experience
  • Strong understanding of cost analysis, work simplification and value stream analysis preferred
  • Proven experience within work measurement and capacity planning preferred
  • MS Office Suite, with advanced Excel skills
  • AutoCAD and IBM Cognos experience a plus
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis


Smalley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) savings plan with company match; profit sharing, health, dental, vision. Company paid life insurance, STD and LTD; supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and 10 company paid holidays.

To learn more about our company, please visit our web site at


Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Snapshot

About Us

Smalley Steel Ring Company is the market leader in the industrial ring and wave/compression spring manufacturing business. With offices in Asia, Europe, the United States and South America, we not only think globally but we act globally. As a global leader, we have experienced almost every type of application in our field and we continue to solve new problems for a variety of customers. From aerospace, to medical devices, the auto industry and more, we have the expertise our clients are looking for in a manufacturing partner.

Here at Smalley, we realize that our success depends upon the success of our employees. We are a privately held, family owned business with a positive, team oriented culture and a commitment to the security and satisfaction of our workforce. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package: including 401(k) savings plan with company match, profit sharing, bonus, health, dental, vision, company paid life, STD and LTD, supplemental life insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off and 10 company-paid holidays. You will also find plenty of opportunity for career development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility here at Smalley.

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