Lead Engineer in FORT SMITH at ABF Freight

Date Posted: 1/20/2018

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Job Description

General Job Summary:

Research, design, and develop capacity and demand planning models to improve ABF's forecasting, costing and operational efficiencies.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyze relationships between company assets and current and projected business levels. Company assets include equipment, manpower, technology, and facilities
  • Mathematically model and provide internal guidance on network capacity and demand trends
  • Create and establish automated engineering tools to provide greater autonomy to corporate and field level management
  • Research and evaluate new technologies, methods, and equipment to enhance operational efficiencies and reduce cost
  • Analyze costing inputs and methodologies and provide operational guidance for ABF's shipment level costing model
  • Evaluate measurement systems for the continual improvement of ABF's processes and procedures
  • Communicate findings to appropriate personnel to aid in the everyday and future decision making process
  • Perform ad-hoc projects on analytics as required by VP's or other department heads
  • Utilize knowledge and understanding of the quality process, Lean Six Sigma, and be able to apply tools or technology in business cases
  • Maintain a positive attitude in a highly intense environment
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish departmental goals
  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or other technical field, required
  • Graduate degree in Industrial Engineering, or MBA preferred
  • Two years' experience in engineering and/or transportation logistics field, required
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, preferred
  • Understanding of engineering principles and statistical concepts
  • Familiarity with freight loading and delivery concepts, LTL networks, and policies and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, SQL, and other tools to execute analysis and manage projects
  • Must be detail oriented and enjoy a fast paced, multi-tasking, customer service minded environment
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must display a sense of urgency, ability to work under pressure, and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to travel, as needed

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact abfhr@ abf.com or call us at (479) 785-8717. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability.