Global Engineer Program - Discrete Event Simulation Expert
Industrial Operations
Full Time

< Discrete Event Simulation Expert > (Internship)

Rothenburg, Germany – One position


The Electrolux Global Engineer Program (GEP) is a proactive initiative that brings together young engineering talent across various functions and global offices of Electrolux. This program is for you, who are interested in a global, hands-on experience in an intercultural setting with the goal of securing global employment opportunities within the company upon a successful completion of the internship.


The Plant Simulation Engineer will join the Global Manufacturing Engineering team for Electrolux Food Preservation. The Engineer is responsible for developing discrete event simulation studies with Siemens Plant Simulation. The Engineer will gather data with several stakeholders, develop both 2D and 3D models, analyze simulation results, present and document them. The Engineer provides globally/cross product line support to other Simulation Engineers, drives common Plant Simulation solutions/libraries and support the rollout of Plant Simulation and Teamcenter.


To contribute to the team goals, you will:

• Be the global reference person for Plant Simulation within Food Preservation Manufacturing Engineering/Operations
• Interact with Manufacturing Engineers, Material Handling teams, suppliers, R&D, and other players in order to understand simulation objectives, gather data and information, validate models, and share results
• Develop discrete event simulation models with Siemens Plant Simulation in order to:
  o To develop and optimize layout
  o Implement and optimize material flow logic and standards
  o Determinate and implement next steps to drive further assembly process automation projects 
  o Supporting OEE increase on existing systems 
  o Increase resource utilization, quality, production efficiency
  o Reduce investment, inventories and cycle time in planning for new production
  o Optimize the system dimensions, including buffer sizes, material handling, production sequencing/schedules
  o Better line planning and allocation
  o Creation of analysis for material flow and warehouse logistics for a better visualization and reduction of project risks
  o Check bottlenecks between warehouse and product distribution
• Develop statistical analysis for both input and output data
• Assess required model detail level opposed to project objectives
• Extensive computer programming work to reach appropriate detail level, create custom logic, and develop libraries
• Support implementation of digital process design and simulation, using Plant Simulation 
• Support the organizations and departments for Industry 4.0 in the area of logistics and production
• Understand the different architectures and platforms in Food Preservation

• You have interest in connected manufacturing systems 
• Willingness to travel 
• You have exhibit skills on the following: organization, communication, collaboration, problem solving and analytical skills
• Proactive. You drive things forward and take initiative in order to achieve a common goal
• Relationship builder. You are able to work in an international matrix organization, building strong collaboration with the people and functions you work with
• Team-oriented. You know that success requires valuing teamship
• Digital and international. You are curious and have a technology-oriented and global mindset in the way you work
• Good communicator: You have facilitation and presentation skills. You know how to work with different stakeholders and share clear ideas.


You are a bachelor or graduating student or recent graduate of a master on Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Software development and programming, Logistics.
You have advanced English skills and preferably beginner Portuguese and/or intermediate German

You have experience or exhibit skills on the following: 

o Plant Simulation (Siemens) or similar Discrete Event Simulation software
o Teamcenter (Siemens) or any equivalent PLM software
o 3D and 2D CAD (preferred NX Siemens) 

• Knowledge in statistics
  o Random variables and their properties
  o Estimation of statistics, input distributions
  o Experimental design

• Computer programming
  o Knowledge in any computer programming language, preferably object oriented 
  o Knowledge in class management, inheritance, and modular development 

• Knowledge in Production Engineering,  Process Automation and Logistics

• Experience with computer programming and statistical analysis

• Value Stream Mapping

• Strong Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills. Windows Operation Systems.

• Understanding of the part geometry and current processes needed for logistic strategy

• Ability to work in a Matrix Organization and virtual Teams 


• PeopleSoft

• Programming skills: C++, HTML, Java, Perl/Cgi-bin

• Learning experience within 12 months
• Gross salary of 1.533 euros monthly
• Vacation days and other company benefits
• Laptop
• Visa costs and process 
• Reallocation support: local registration processes
• Settle-in support through a digital assistant for:
   o Bank account
   o Accommodation
   o Insights about your destination from colleagues
• Participation in two Global Engineer Program Summits (3 days) in selected Electrolux sites
• Support in permanent hiring opportunities within Electrolux Group towards the end of the program

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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'