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Industrial Engineer

Digi-Key Electronics
Thief River Falls, MN
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DigiKey is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. In addition to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components and providing the best service possible to customers, employees have access to a highly competitive benefits package. The package includes a comprehensive health insurance plan featuring a low co-pay and no deductible plan as well as dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage; flexible spending accounts; competitive paid time off; relocation assistance; 401(k) and profit sharing; and education advancement. To learn more, visit our benefits and perks page .


Position Overview: The Industrial Engineer has a lead role in small to medium scope and complexity projects and a strong supporting role in larger capacity expansions, focusing on defining processes, setting standards, and recording results. This role will leverage engineering "first principles" for designing tools, equipment, and processes for existing process improvements in the Product Distribution Center. 

  • Design process improvements, job aids and mechanical systems including documentation and training, while using statistical analysis and time study tools. 
  • Follow engineering "first principles" in equipment, process, and human factors design. Determine the correct level of automation needed for a given project, and how to integrate the human element with this automation. 
  • Design and improve processes as a subject matter expert for human factors including ergonomics, and time and motion studies. Work closely with PDC Operations, Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma teams to contribute to process improvements. 
  • Develop and implement engineered labor standards, and audit to verify alignment between documented and practiced process. 
  • Deploy root cause analysis approach to ergonomic, material handling and safety challenges. 
  • Play a pivotal role in educating and training others on the purpose, structure, and function of a Labor Management System. 
  • Provide documentation, training, and basic support for medium to complex issues. Be responsible for prototyping or designing a Proof of Concept. 
  • Work cross functionally across DigiKey departments and with 3rd party teams to lead areas of system installations and testing. Know the capabilities of the areas of design for which you are responsible. 
  • Design and deliver system components and processes that are human facing. Design and implement solutions to support overall system requirements. 
  • Participate with key Team Members within functional areas to build support for sustaining best practices and gain alignment on documented work instructions. 
  • Collaborate with Senior and Principal Industrial, Material Handling and Software Engineers, as well as end users.  Spend a majority of time designing, integrating and delivering systems, processes, or controls. 
  • Provide design knowledge and expertise to support operations, engineering, maintenance and training. 
  • Good mechanical knowledge and demonstrated troubleshooting abilities. 
  • Understanding of the business function related to overall systems. 

Required, Knowledge, Skills and Experience 
  • Bachelor's degree required: Engineering (Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical) or similar area of study. 
  • Typically 0-5 years of work experience as an Industrial engineer or related field.  

Physical Requirements:
  • Generally, spend the workday sitting at a workstation and operating computer devices, such as, but not limited to keyboard, mouse and screen
  • Generally, spend the workday performing repetitive motions that involve or affect the hands, head, and other parts of your body

DigiKey Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled, and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-338-4105 or .

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As one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the world, DigiKey is ramping up. And we’re giving quality people lots of opportunities to grow. Here, you can find a role that fits your future with career development resources and an industry-leading benefits package including an $18/hour starting wage for full-time entry level positions with an additional $2,000 sign-on bonus. No matter where life takes you, DigiKey is the kind of place you’ll want to stay put.



We believe in hiring the best people - and offering a benefits package that makes them want to stay for the long term. Check out the benefits and perks you'll receive as a valued Digi-Key employee.

  • Health Insurance Plan
  • On-Site Clinic - save time and money without a co-pay or a need to clock out
  • Relocation Assistance - you could be eligible for relocation assistance 
  • 401(k) - with matching funds
  • Flexible Spending Account - enables you to pay for unreimbursed medical and dental expenses.
  • Time Off  - competitive time off to meet your needs


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701 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls
United States

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