Industrial Engineer University Grad - Continuous Improvement

US - AZ - Tempe Ref #3637 12-Jul-2019

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

Job Responsibilities

As an Industrial Engineer(IE) - Continuous Improvement(CI) at Viasat you are joining a growing and dynamic group with tangible opportunity to make your own, personal impact on the competencies and direction of the team.  A Viasat Industrial Engineer - Continuous Improvement will be integrated into the IE team and predominately interface with IE - Data Science, Program Management, and Implementation Teams consisting of test engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and technicians.  You will be the face of change management with ownership of implementation and reporting.

As a successful IE-CI team member you will use your continuous improvement experience to tactfully lead the implementation of good change to reduce cost, improve performance, and optimize capacity.  You will be challenged to solve complex business and manufacturing problems by developing strategic and memorable recommendations for solutions that reduce costs, increase profitability, enhance performance, and transform operations.  A Viasat IE-CI will map and cost project proposals, lead Lean events, and project manage the implementation of the stated objectives.  This role demands an innate aptitude toward relations development and change management that is supported by a holistic knowledge of continuous improvement and manufacturing operations.

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Operations Research, or similar degree
  • Understanding and historical application of Lean, Six Sigma, and other Industrial Engineering methodologies
  • Excellent ability to quantify impact and manage cost controls to meet negotiated cost reduction objectives
  • Mindfulness and personal charisma to earn respect and influence decisions
  • Experience in understanding and mitigating risks to business operations
  • Advanced-level MS Office skills (primarily Project, Excel, and Visio)
  • Experience with Minitab or equivalent statistical analysis SW
  • Experience with ProModel Process Simulator or Discrete Simulation modeling equivalent
  • Programming experience in Python, MATLAB, SQL, HTML, CSS, and/or VBA
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems
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Additional requirements

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

0-1 years


Up to 10%


US Citizenship Required



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