Industrial Engineer at Kranze Technology Solutions

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About Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc:

Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc. is a defense industry small business company specializing in Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) systems, digital interoperability and networking, and program support for the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and SOCOM. KTS provides hardware and software product development, systems of systems integration, system test and evaluation support, modeling and simulation analysis, and other engineering services to support the Warfighter. KTS offers a casual, flexible and entrepreneurial work environment with a close-knit team of dedicated leading professionals in multiple fields.

KTS provides each team member significant opportunity to solve a wide variety of complex technical challenges in small teams while working hand in hand with our defense customers.

Job Description

KTS is seeking to add industrial engineers to fill a key role on the company's manufacturing team with a focus on software, mobile device, and computer deployments to our military customers. The candidate should be a self-starter with new ideas and have experience producing military equipment.

This role facilitates long and short-term plan optimization by balancing factory capacity, constraints, and profitability for a make-to-order manufacturing environment. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Generate utilization and efficiency reports to track daily operations
  • Develop policies and procedures for lean manufacturing processes
  • Optimize equipment utilization and manufacturing productivity utilizing lean principles
  • Interpret technical aspects of equipment to assist in problem solving and minimize downtime
  • Responsible for worker and plant safety
  • Labor load leveling
  • Maintains work center schedule
  • Participates with new product launch
  • Monitors production equipment
  • Maintains excellent customer service

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or similar
  • 5-10 years’ experience as engineer or operations management
  • Six Sigma, TPS or other lean manufacturing experience
  • Proficiency with financial and technical reports
  • Demonstrated strategic and analytical problem-solving skills regarding engineering, mechanical, systems/processes, quality control and personnel issues
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • US citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret clearance

Benefits

Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc is proud to provide competitive benefits to all full-time employees including:

  • Comprehensive Leave plan (Paid Time Off)
  • Comprehensive Health Care package including Vision, Dental, Health Savings Account (HSA), and more
  • Generous Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) retirement plan
  • Paid Overtime
  • Flex Time and Flexible Scheduling
  • Opportunities to work remotely and travel
  • Tuition Reimbursement options
  • Casual and relaxed work environment

KTS is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other segmenting characteristics protected by law.

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Location

742 Pinecrest Drive, Prospect Heights , IL 60070

An Insider's view of Kranze Technology Solutions

What’s the vibe like in the office?

KTS feels like a startup company in a challenging, dynamic environment. Employees come and go as they please while getting the project work completed and will stay to support other co-workers as much as needed.

Natasha

QA Lead

What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at KTS. If you are looking for an exciting, challenging environment where no day is like the previous day, then KTS is the right place for you.

CJ

Integration & Test Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

KTS employees succeed by being passionate, detail oriented, and responsible for their actions.

Chris

Software Lead

What is your vision for the company?

KTS continues to grow because we are passionate, dedicated, and have our number one focus on listening and solving our Warfighter's needs.

Rick

President

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

KTS continues to develop cutting edge technology and face hardware and software hurdles every day that we need creative, innovative, and dedicated employees to work through.

Matt

VP - Program Management & Contracts

What are Kranze Technology Solutions Perks + Benefits

Kranze Technology Solutions Benefits Overview

KTS offers unmatched benefits and perks to our full time employees:

- Paid Overtime (so if you work 50 hours a week, you get paid for 50 hours a week): automatically approved for our projects.
- UNRIVALED Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) retirement plan. Instead of a traditional 401k plan where you need to contribute from your paycheck and then the company matches, KTS computes your total income (base salary + overtime) and then deposits 13% MORE into an account of your choosing for retirement. This is an automatic raise.
- All government holidays paid for and off
- Comprehensive Leave plan (Paid Time Off)
- Comprehensive Health Care package including Vision, Dental, Health Savings Account (HSA), and more. In most plan selections, employees are essentially fully covered with no deductions from your paycheck.
- Flex Time and Flexible Scheduling
- Opportunities to work remotely and travel including internationally
- Tuition Reimbursement options
- Casual and relaxed work environment (T-Shirt and Jeans company)

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
NO DEDUCTIONS FROM YOUR PAYCHECK. KTS computes your total income (base salary + overtime) and then deposits 13% MORE into an account of your choosing for retirement.
401(K) Matching
NO DEDUCTIONS FROM YOUR PAYCHECK. KTS computes your total income (base salary + overtime) and then deposits 13% MORE into an account of your choosing for retirement.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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