Position Title: Industrial Engineer
Grand Island, Nebraska
Salary Class: Exempt
Purpose & Scope: To develop, install and maintain cost effective methods of manufacturing in a Beef Manufacturing facility.
Participates in initiation phase of new production lines to assist in design for cost effective manufacturing, layout, labor, and efficiencies
Perform productivity audits on Slaughter and Fabrication/Production areas
Prepare detailed layouts of plant facilities to optimize utilization and product flow
Develop, install, and maintain equitable standards. Work includes the establishment of the format to be used in the development of standards data, crewing guides, reconciliation reports, and the use of work-sampling techniques to resolve questions of operator utilization or performance.
Measure variances to standards, identify out of control variances, investigate reasons and suggest solutions, installs and follow up.
Keeps tally of the method changes reducing cost of production and strives for budgeted goal. Completes daily and weekly labor efficiency report.
Keeps abreast for the trend of technology, investigates, installs most effective methods of manufacturing to keep company at competitive edge
Drive the use of processes throughout the business. Be a lead in process map training and drive the culture of continuous process improvement.
Assist in financial planning and cost analysis (labor reporting and cost to produce analysis)
Selects appropriate techniques of work measurement and measures work contents of support labors. Installs standards, measures performance against standards.
Responsible for all equipment necessary to complete duties.
Responsible for labor issues relative to RE/Workload management with legal department, UFCW, Wage and Hour.
Educates plant personnel on work measurements and assists corporate with labor initiatives.
Update and maintain EASE standards and video server.
Daily/Frequent communication with senior team members concerning status of labor efficiency and projects.
Regular contact with I.E. team at corporate and other facilities.
Travel up to 20% a year.
Must be able to work in areas of extreme heat, and cold conditions while in facilities.
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, or related field.
5-years of experience in Food Industry beneficial with an emphasis in Beef Processing facility
Predetermined Time Software (EASE) experience beneficial
Work 50+ hours/week in office setting and on production floor
Advanced computer skills
General knowledge of machinery within kill/processing and case ready beef facilities
Must be able to learn quickly and make good decisions
Must be able to work in a team environment and perform a variety of duties
Good technical skills
Ability to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal
EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED and a drug free workplace