Industrial Engineer 1
Austin, MN

About $63,000 - $82,000 a year

Industrial Engineer

To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

Company Description:
Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future - Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ - focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and

Job Purpose:
Offers sound technical and engineering advice for facilities performance

Drives Continuous Improvement in our plant operations
Develops an understanding of the equipment and manufacturing processes
Learns and uses Six Sigma tools such as DMAIC to solve problems
Uses LEAN principals to develop creative ideas to reduce waste and cost in the process
Participates in and eventually leads an interdisciplinary task force for equipment installations or to improve plant operations
Uses AutoCAD to develop, design, and recommend plant and equipment layouts
Researches equipment and selects vendors for new equipment purchase
Develops project justification (Return On Investment)
Develops facility capacity and utilization calculations
Utilizes work measurement to determine and recommend correct plant and line productivity requirements and employee staffing levels
Maximizes plant and line capacities
Uses ergonomic principles to develop and improve tools, equipment, and work stations
Utilizes simulation software to model plant operations to determine bottlenecks in the operation
Offers sound technical and engineering advice for facilities performance to include Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Bachelor's degree or higher in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, or a related field with a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher
1-2 years previous work experience
Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
Must be open to relocation

Typical starting locations include Austin, Minnesota; Osceola, Iowa; or Rochelle, Illinois
Location is based on business needs at the time an offer is made

Spend up to six weeks in a hands-on training environment before promotion to your own department
The training program consists of working with experienced Industrial Engineers to learn these basic skills:
Work measurement, time studies, and process flow
CAD usage and development of plant equipment layouts
Usage of our Labor Productivity and Labor Cost software
Usage of our Data Collection software
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Ergonomics in a food manufacturing facility
Continuous Improvement Process (CIP)
Plant safety rules and requirements
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP)
Total Quality Control (TQC)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Industrial Engineers attend a one week new employee orientation at our Corporate Office in Austin, Minnesota. This will include presentations by different divisions to increase product knowledge, company knowledge, and leadership skills.

Additional opportunities may exist in different departments, facilities, or subsidiaries
Hormel Foods' "promote-from-within" philosophy rewards outstanding performance

Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k), stock purchase plan, and more.

Application Instructions:
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Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.