Hormel Foods Corporation Industrial Engineer in Austin, Minnesota

Industrial Engineer

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 Guacamole®, 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 10th 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 www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Purpose:

Offers sound technical and engineering advice for facilities performance

Responsibilities:

  • 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)

Requirements:

  • 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

Location:

  • Typical starting locations include Austin, Minnesota; Osceola, Iowa; or Rochelle, Illinois

  • Location is based on business needs at the time an offer is made

Training:

  • 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.

Advancement:

  • Additional opportunities may exist in different departments, facilities, or subsidiaries

  • Hormel Foods' "promote-from-within" philosophy rewards outstanding performance

Benefits:

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:

Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online.

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.

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