Senior Industrial Engineer

thredUP, Lebanon, TN

Makes secondhand shopping a cinch

Duration: Full-Time

About thredUP 
In 2009, thredUP set out to make used clothes the new normal and create a more sustainable future for fashion. The company designed a modern resale experience that took the work and risk out of thrift, and converted a generation of secondhand skeptics to fans. Sellers send clothes directly to thredUP by the bagful, and buyers shop quality-checked items from over 35,000 brands at steep discounts. To power this marketplace, thredUP built an infrastructure that has recirculated 100 million unique garments via proprietary technology, data and logistics. thredUP most recently expanded its platform with Resale-as-a-Service (RaaS) to power resale for the world’s leading fashion brands. As a circular fashion pioneer, thredUP is reducing fashion’s impact on the planet and unlocking economic value for consumers and brands alike. 
How You Will Make An Impact
At thredUP, we are processing unique secondhand clothing at unparalleled volumes and looking for an experienced Industrial Engineer to support our rapidly growing operation. As part of our Industrial Engineering team, you will work cross-functionally to implement new processes and continuously improve existing ones. This position requires a strong background in project management with proven abilities to plan, organize, implement, and manage capital and process improvement projects. In this role you will need to ensure safe, economical, and effective use of materials, energy, and people. The position will be based out of our Lebanon, Tennessee processing center with occasional travel to our California offices and other facilities located around the US.

In This Role You'll Get To:

  • Manage the design and implementation of capacity upgrades to thredUP’s facilities
  • Plan and design systems and processes that will enable thredUP’s Operations department to meet or exceed company business objectives
  • Assess and optimize the processes and equipment used in thredUP’s facilities to improve operational efficiencies and customer quality
  • Recommend and implement changes to training standards, safety procedures, work methods, and workcell designs
  • Work cross-functionally to both develop new and improve existing applications used throughout our process
  • Manage projects and tests from conception to implementation
  • Perform detailed analysis or cost justification and support recommendations with data
  • Conduct and lead project meetings with senior management
  • Research and implement new technologies to enhance existing processes
  • Design facilities layouts, workspace, equipment, and fixtures using AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Typical responsibilities could include managing additional capacity growth within a facility, identifying and developing a solution for the largest area of opportunity in a distribution or processing center, leading a redesign effort for a particular process element, and designing a quick solution for a short term need

What We're Looking For:

  • Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or similar Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in either a distribution center, processing, or manufacturing facility
  • Experience managing large capital projects 
  • Strong ability to work with and influence all levels of associates and managers
  • Demonstrated use of analytical skills and engineering methodology to solve difficult problems
  • Comfortable with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, and learning new databases
  • Experience with AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and SQL
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and work quickly with minimal supervision
  • Available for up to 20% travel

What We Offer:

  • Experimental 4-day work week with Fridays off
  • Competitive salary (we leverage market data) + stock
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible PTO (take the time you need) + 12 company holidays
  • Paid Sabbatical after 3 years of full-time employment 
  • Generous paid parental leave for new mothers and fathers 
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k, life and disability insurance offered
  • We live by our Core Values of Transparency, SpeakingUP, Thinking Big, Infinite Learning, Influencing Outcomes & Seeking the Truth 
  • Voted “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2020”
  • RaaS - Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards 2021
  • 2021 FORTUNE Change the World Finalist

About thredUP

thredUP is the nation's leading online marketplace for women's and kids' like-new apparel. Over 25,000 brands, ranging from Gap to Gucci, are listed on thredUP.com at prices up to 90 percent off retail. 

Want to learn more about thredUP? Visit thredUP's website.