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Labor Industrial Engineer

Company: EL Pollo Loco
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Job Description:

Our restaurants are only the tip of the flame. If you're looking for a fast paced, innovative and welcoming workplace then a career with our Corporate Familia is right for you.

What's in it for you!

  • Medical + Dental + Vision Insurance
  • 401(K) Plan with match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic Life and AD&D/Long Term Disability
  • Vacation + Sick Pay
  • Bonus Compensation for eligible positions
  • Casual Friday's
  • Bring your dog to work Friday's
  • Discounts of El Pollo Loco food
  • Discounts on theme parks, movie tickets, sports, hotels and more.
  • Employee referral bonus programCompany & Culture
    For over 35 years El Pollo Loco continues to dominate the market in delivering the best citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken. We opened our first restaurant in 1980 in Los Angeles, and today we are over 450 restaurants strong and still growing! From our products to our people, we're truly amazing!

    Position Purpose:
    • Executes time and motion studies and labor analysis for new and existing restaurant processes.
    • Develops, interprets, and implements analytical concepts for labor planning and control.
    • Identifies areas of opportunity and labor optimization for workforce management decisions within various departments.
    • Engages cross-functionally with other departments (e.g., Research & Development, Store Development, Training and Finance) to provide labor analysis, support and recommendations for maximizing efficiencies.
    • Ensures consistent and effective implementation of labor standards across company owned restaurants.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Provides labor maintenance support in areas related to the development of standards for new and existing menu items, procedures and equipment.
      • Conducts time and motion studies to identify labor changes.
      • Analyzes data, comparing to existing labor standards, and adjusts labor standards accordingly.
      • Supports equipment and systems innovation related to throughput improvement, operating complexity, and equipment and operational cost reduction initiatives.
      • Uses human factors and cognitive engineering education to develop improved workstations and easier-to-use equipment.
      • Performs routine analysis of all kitchen processes including food waste, capacity, throughput, and solution implementation looking for ways to reduce complexity, improve workstation design, eliminate wasted motion and minimize bottlenecks.
      • Creates and assigns labor tables for new restaurants, performs system tests prior to opening, and follows up after restaurant openings to ensure standards are met.
      • Provides support to field leaders troubleshooting labor systems.
      • Assigns and manages above guideline hours and exceptions for all stores.
      • Creates labor schedules, labor reports, deployment charts and trains field managers as needed.
      • Assist cross functional teams to maximize the results of all assigned projects by utilizing throughput and analytical skills to contribute effectively to the project team.
      • Manages labor guideline updates.
      • Manages process to link new menu items with labor standards in the labor system.
      • Updates labor tables and loads labor standards for budgetary purposes.
      • Recommends staffing levels based on projected demand.
      • Validates individual restaurant labor budget data for accuracy, requests updates and additional data if needed.
      • Ensures timely and accurate builds a new labor system with newly updated standards while ensuring labor budget is met.
      • Interacts professionally and ethically, constructively participating as a collaborative team member or leader in pursuit of common goals.Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
        The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee and may include other duties as assigned.

        Supervisory Responsibilities:
        This position has no oversight or accountability for others.

        Qualifications - Education, Experience, License/Certifications:
        To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.The requirements listed below are representative of the education and/or experience required.

        Education and/or Experience:
        Bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field is preferred but not required. Minimum of 2 years as a Labor Analyst in a medium to large organization. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of required education. Knowledge on data extraction, organization and reporting is the primary skill-set required for this position along with ability to perform these procedures efficiently and present results of the work. Work experience in the QSR industry is highly preferred.

        License/Certifications:
        A ServSafe license and a current driver's license is required.

Keywords: EL Pollo Loco, Costa Mesa , Labor Industrial Engineer, Engineering , Costa Mesa, California

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