Hormel Foods has exciting opportunities for Industrial Engineers in our production facilities.
Drive Continuous Improvement in our plant operations
Develop an understanding of the equipment and manufacturing processes
Learn and use Six Sigma tools such as DMAIC to solve problems
Use LEAN principals to develop creative ideas to reduce waste and cost in the process
Participate in and eventually lead an interdisciplinary task force for equipment installations or to improve plant operations
Use AutoCAD to develop, design, and recommend plant and equipment layouts
Research equipment and select vendors for new equipment purchase
Develop project justification (Return On Investment)
Develop facility capacity and utilization calculations
Utilize work measurement to determine and recommend correct plant and line productivity requirements and employee staffing levels
Maximize plant and line capacities
Use ergonomic principles to develop and improve tools, equipment, and work stations
Utilize simulation software to model plant operations to determine bottlenecks in the operation
Offer sound technical and engineering advice for facilities performance to include Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
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)
Receive continuous feedback regarding training and performance
Attend a one week “new employee” orientation at the Corporate Headquarters. This will include presentations by different divisions to increase company knowledge, leadership, and technical skills, as well as fostering new relationships within the company. You’ll also get a chance to meet and talk with many of the vice presidents of our various divisions.
Successful Associate Industrial Engineers will advance to higher-level engineer or management positions
Other opportunities may exist in different departments, facilities, international, subsidiaries, or the Corporate Office
Hormel Foods’ promote-from-within philosophy rewards outstanding performance with rapid advancement in the company
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.
Preferred candidates should have a Bachelor's degree or higher in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology, or a related field with a 2.70 cumulative GPA or higher
Open to relocation. Our typical starting locations for Associate Industrial Engineers include Austin, MN; Fremont, NE; Osceola, IA; or Rochelle, IL. Location is based on business needs at the time an offer is made.
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.