Healthcare System Engineer III / Industrial Engineering

Emory Healthcare Inc.
Campus Location
Johns Creek, GA, 30097
Campus Location
US-GA-Johns Creek
EHI Office of Quality
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Number
Job Category
Business Operations
Standard Hours
40 Hours


Join Emory Healthcare if you’re looking for an opportunity with one of the largest private employers in Atlanta where those around you are dedicated to the power of teamwork, foster an environment where you can learn, grow and innovate with similarly passionate professionals. Work with us to improve the quality of life throughout Georgia through partnerships with Grady Memorial Hospital, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and other organizations and make a bigger, greater impact than you ever thought possible.


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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industrial Engineering degree (Master's degree preferred)
  • Healthcare expereince preferred
  • Process improvement experience 
  • 8 - 12 Years of experience (Advanced degree may be substituted for some experience)


The Healthcare System Engineer III is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and optimization of healthcare systems and processes within our organization. Coordinate with the Director of Healthcare Systems Engineering, service line and operating unit leaders to identify and provide resources to support the organization's process improvement priorities. Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, provide technical support in process optimization, waste reduction, enhancing patient outcomes, and ultimately contribute to the delivery of high-quality healthcare services through application of Engineering practices.

  • Responsible for daily problem solving as well as leading lean events such as A3 Teams and Rapid Improvement events.
  • Utilize appropriate engineering approaches, including but not limited to the following in support of organizational improvements: Six Sigma and Advanced Statistical Methods (Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE), Hypothesis Testing, etc).
  • Work Design and Measurement Operations Research and Analysis including mathematical simulation, optimization, linear programming, queuing theory.
  • Engineering Economic Analysis. Facilities DesigN.
  • Quality and Reliability Engineering including Reliability Analysis, Measurement Analysis, PDSA, FMEA, and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Lean Methodologies (Value Stream Mapping, Rapid Improvement Event/ Kaizen, 5S, Turnover Time Reduction, etc.).
  • Ergonomics, Safety, and Human Factors. Supply Chain Management and Data Analytics (Predictive Modeling, Reporting, Dashboard creation).
  • Facilitates and guides redesign teams and process improvement teams instructing them on appropriate course of action for each project phase including implementation of recommended improvements through sustainment of project outcomes.
  • Responsible for complex project planning including the development of timeline, tasks, communication planning, and potential recommendations related to capital purchases.
  • May include responsibility for leading the lean transformation work at the facility.
  • Experience teaching large groups and dealing with difficult people.
  • Coach leadership/departments on adoption of continuous improvement tools such as A3, de-selection, and leader standard work.
  • Assists directors and leadership in identifying and analyzing operational and clinical problems using statistical tools including process control charts, regression analysis, linear programming, and forecasting.
  • Verifies, updates, and analyzes comparative databases containing operational and clinical benchmarking data to support hospital benchmarking efforts and to support planning and operational decisions.
  • Lead data conversations by proposing appropriate metrics for decision making and extract data from data repositories and create useful information for leadership decision making.
  • May supervise other department staff and manage employee performance through on-going performance feedback to increase competencies.
  • Provides orientation and training to new employees, verifies their competencies, and identifies approaches to developing skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a related field (Master's Degree Preferred).
  • 8 - 12 Years of experience (Advanced degree may be substituted for some experience).
  • Six Sigma, Lean, or similar certification (Black Belt Preferred).
  • Familiarity with common SPC software (Minitab, SPSS, R, etc.) & Microsoft Office.
  • In-depth understanding of healthcare operations, regulations, and quality standard.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and experience with Simio or FlexSim preferred.


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