Dexter Axle

Industrial Engineer

Location US-IN-Fremont
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/28/2021 8:41 AM)
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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Plant Industrial Engineer in our Fremont, IN facility, conveniently located near Angola, IN, Auburn, IN, Fort Wayne, IN, Middlebury, IN, Elkhart, IN; and Goshen, IN.


Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

The Industrial Engineer determines most effective way to create a product or service. Develops ways to increase productivity, maximize efficiency, and manage human capital more effectively. Assists with the development, implementation, evaluation, documentation, visual management, training and facilitation of the Continuous Improvement efforts at the plant level. Depending on assigned responsibilities, the Industrial Engineer may perform all or some of the following duties:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains company-wide production standards data.
  • Establishes consistent production standards and evaluates existing standards on a regular basis.
  • Maintains time study documentation as required to implement and support incentive standards; ensures all distributed documentation is accurate.
  • Provides Industrial Engineering support for standard costing.
  • Maintains standard practice instructions (SPIs).
  • Provides analysis of direct and indirect activities and costs.
  • Recommends cost reduction opportunities from both labor changes and processes improvements.
  • Assists in developing and implementing training programs required for plant attainment of continuous improvement focuses around Kaizen and Company principles
  • Leads and facilitates the plant Kaizen events utilizing lean principles. Monitors continuous improvement results, and identifies and implements opportunities to enhance the program. Considered a subject matter expert in implementation of lean tools.
  • Assists plants in methods/process development.
  • Evaluates plant layouts and proposes improvements.
  • Works with manufacturing engineering department to ensure all plants are using the most cost effective methods available.
  • Sets incentive standards using accepted engineering methods.
  • Performs other tasks or duties as assigned.


Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or a comparable discipline and at least 3 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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