Industrial Engineer, Continuous Improvement Specialist

| Jenkins Twp, PA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 90,000-115,000 Annually
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The Black Tux is reinventing the formalwear rental industry so people can show up at their best on the days that matter most. The company designs and manufactures modern rental suits and tuxedos that actually fit—made of 100% wool, ordered online, and delivered for free. Using a combination of machine learning, tailor-trained fit specialists, and industry-leading customer service, The Black Tux guarantees a perfect fit every time.


As an Industrial Engineer, Continuous Improvement Specialist in our fulfillment center, you play a vital role in our Operations team. You will lead improvement projects, design solutions for long-term company success, and create ways to maximize customer satisfaction. This role will require a strong blend of analysis and real-world application of continuous improvement concepts and principles. You will report to the Strategic Operations department and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to make these initiatives come to life.

What You'll Do

  • Apply Lean Manufacturing principles to design and implement Safety, Ergonomics, Quality, Capacity, and Operational Performance solutions.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives such as Kaizen projects, value stream mapping, GEMBA walks, 5S projects, and help train managers and operations teams on Lean Principles.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop and implement process improvements.
  • Conduct time studies, establish labor standards, and set performance goals for operational tasks and processes.
  • Develop and maintain process documentation such as standard operating procedures, process flows, and quality procedures. Audit processes for adherence.
  • Support the Strategic Operations team in various tasks, projects, and large scale improvements related to operational excellence.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain Management, a related field, or equivalent working experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of work experience
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and implementation, process optimization, and workflow design. APICS/ASCM Certification a plus
  • Creative problem solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, Google Sheets, R).
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills (English w/ Spanish a plus) to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Visio (or similar), SQL, and WMS software a plus

  • This job description serves as a general outline of responsibilities and qualifications expected from an Industrial Engineer in our fulfillment center. Actual roles and responsibilities may vary depending on the specific needs and structure of the organization.

Perks & Benefits

  • We pay people equally and based on market compensation data
  • We provide a 401(k) plan through Betterment 
  • Equity in the company with employee stock options to have a stake in the company 
  • Our Health, dental, and vision plans are competitive, and we cover 100% of employee coverage and 50% of dependents 
  • Apple equipment or whatever you need to be productive
  • Open vacation time 
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Weekly catered lunches
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee events and training 
  • Exciting startup environment
  • Free suit rentals

  • We're an equal-opportunity employer to all. We interview and hire applicants of all backgrounds, orientations, expressions, and identities

Our people are the most important asset to us. Our benefits, perks, pay, and culture reflect this in every decision we make. We're an equal opportunity employer to all. We interview and hire applicants of all backgrounds, orientations, expressions, and identities.


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An Insider's view of The Black Tux

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our workplace is designed to inspire. Modern and stylish offices for in person teams or seamless and flexible experiences for remote workers. We are passionate, have a strong sense of camaraderie, and everyone's contributions are valued. We lean on technology and digital tools for effortless collaboration and staying connected.

Jon

Director of Strategic Operations

What projects are you most excited about?

Currently, we're redesigning our customer’s shopping experience and re-architecting our infrastructure to provide an integrated interface. I’m really excited to be working on a project that will improve the entire customer experience in a meaningful way. I'm also grateful to be a part of such a talented tech team!

Janelle

Software Engineer Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

With The Black Tux’s monthly learning and development perk, I have been able to attend industry conferences and complete digital courses to advance my career. TBT also has a clearly defined Career Pathway for each role that allows me to understand my own development and work towards the next step in my career.

KJ

Senior Product Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

As we grow and transition beyond the startup phase, it’s become increasingly important to enhance and expand our operational processes. Innovating means establishing agile and expeditious feedback loops to engage all employees. Continuous and prompt feedback is the key to adapt to evolving procedures and confront new challenges in real-time.

Javier

VP of Finance

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My approach to collaboration is clear communication and active listening, lending a helping hand when I’m called upon, and focusing on a mutual goal. TBT encourages us to give and receive feedback so all of us can be better collaborators.

Sarah

IT Support Lead

What are The Black Tux Perks + Benefits

The Black Tux Benefits Overview

Each benefit we offer is in the best interest of The Black Tux and our team members. We are thoughtful and strategic about every event, perk, class, and benefit we offer, and we only roll-out meaningful perks that are in line with our company culture and values.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Black Tux give back program has allowed us to partner with many companies locally and internationally such as Trees for the Future and Share the Meal.
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
The Black Tux's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax contributions up to $2,850.
Disability insurance
We offer comprehensive insurance plans for employees and their dependents. This includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short-term disability coverage.
Dental insurance
The Black Tux covers 100% of the employee monthly premium cost for health and dental HMO plans and 50% for dependents.
Vision insurance
The Black Tux offers comprehensive insurance plans for employees and their dependents. This includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short-term disability coverage.
Health insurance
The Black Tux covers 100% of the employee monthly premium cost for health and dental HMO plans and 50% for dependents.
Life insurance
The Black Tux uses Guardian life insurance and provides $50,000 in employee coverage. Employees can opt-in to premium coverage up to $500,000.
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
The Black Tux stock options are offered to employees and will vest over a four-year period.
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Restricted work hours
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
The Black Tux closes from December 24th - January 1st for a well deserved transition into a new year. Some warehouse roles will work during this time, but office roles will be logged off.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Pet friendly
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training

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