Virtual Factory Discrete Event Simulation Engineer

New Britain, CT 06053

Post Date: 05/02/2018 Job ID: 7341 Category: Other Area(s)

Our client is a vibrant, diverse, global growth Fortune 250 company, recognized as one of the most innovative and sustainable companies in the world.

Our client is opening a state of the art Advanced Manufacturing Incubator to accelerate its global Industry 4.0 “ Smart Factory” initiative across the entire organization. The “ Manufactory,” a 23, 000-square foot facility, will serve as a hub for the latest advancements in IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, robotics and advanced materials. This team will set the overall vision and strategy for the company’ s Industry 4.0 initiative and supply the resources and expertise necessary to serve as the epicenter for the latest technologies and processes with respect to Industry 4.0.

Virtual Factory Discrete Event Simulation Engineer

  • Works on Discrete Event Simulation models for various parts of various assembly lines – Drive Unit, Battery Module, Battery Pack, Powerwall, Powerpack
  • Work with manufacturing engineering and production teams to identify production constraints
  • Perform value-stream analysis through the use of simulations
  • Support decision making on process layout through the use of data
  • Optimize plant layout by analyzing throughput capabilities, bottlenecks, and buffer sizing, material routing
  • Aggregate and incorporate key production metrics including downtime from various process owners and exercise the model to suggest improvements
  • Incorporate statistical variation, uncertainty and impact of unplanned events to overall output
  • Develop a visualization framework to capture both high level factory operation and detailed subsystem operation and generate concise, clearly communicated analysis for stakeholders

Required experience and skills include:
  • BS/MS Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineer software, Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 3-5 years of experience in simulation and modeling of complex manufacturing environments
  • Experience doing the detailed analysis necessary to make data driven decisions on process layout design, production line design or warehouse design
  • Experience with MOS/MES systems is a plus
  • Experience in manufacturing, supply chain and/or distribution and logistics
  • Extremely proficient with discrete-event simulation tools and Matlab
  • Knowledge of statistics, uncertainty, and sensitivity analysis

About JDC Group
JDC Group is a technology recruiting and staffing company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2005, we connect exceptional technology talent with successful companies all over North America to form productive teams. We were voted one of Atlanta’ s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® and named one of Inc. 5000’ s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. To learn more about us, please visit
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