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Field Engineer

Requisition Id:  246803
Business Unit:  LTL

Columbus, OH, US, 43228


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


As the Field Engineer, you’ll implement assigned process improvement and engineering projects that obtain millions of dollars in savings across a district through a disciplined framework of operational effectiveness and efficiency. You will also act as a change agent while administering key strategic process improvements throughout the North American Less-than-Truckload (LTL) facilities. This is an opportunity for you to roll up your sleeves and grow as a professional, ensuring a bright future for yourself and for XPO.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Work directly with district leaders to implement engineered staffing, dock, linehaul and network plans to improve operational performance
  • Partner with District General Managers and Service Center Managers to develop plans and schedules for frontline employees; implement process improvements on an ongoing basis
  • Function as a subject matter expert and single point of contact between Engineering and Operations
  • Serve as an active trainer and change agent within the district
  • Collaborate with Engineering and the PMO to design, develop and pilot tools aimed at reducing cost/CWT, damage frequency and empty miles; improve on-time service, load average and overall safety
  • Track and monitor results for needed actions or adjustments across multiple sites
  • Act as an accountability advocate within the operations organization in support of the proposed engineering process plans
  • Plan and assist with the execution of transformation events and projects targeted toward improving dock and P&D performance 

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Supply Chain/Logistics-related area, or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 2 years of experience in logistics or a related field, including internships and/or experience with Greenfield or transformation projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, including driving and/or flying

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Availability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights and weekends
  • Experience in service center operations or LTL freight experience
  • Strong project management and analytical skills with a track record of proactively identifying potential issues and formulating solutions and contingency plans
  • Self-motivated work style; able to set priorities and work independently
  • Results-driven focus with the ability to analyze, prioritize and act in accordance with ethics and values to achieve desired results
  • Ability to take innovative ideas and translate them to help teams and frontline employees work smarter; ability to support the development of self and others to achieve full potential
  • Experience understanding and determining the financial impacts of decisions and effectively communicating value propositions

This job requires the ability to:

  • Stand and walk on a loading dock, that is not climate-controlled, for several hours at a time

Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of world-class solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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