Hormel Foods Corporation Associate Industrial Engineer in Austin, Minnesota

Industrial Engineer - Associate

Company Description:

Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Established in 1891, Hormel Foods Corporation is a $9.5 billion Fortune 500 company based in Austin, Minn. Founded upon a commitment to the highest standards of food safety and product quality, Hormel Foods continues to expand as a global maker and marketer of consumer-branded foods. Even after 125 years, Hormel Foods follows the vision of its founder to "Originate, don't imitate," and seeks out people who make that a reality. Employees at Hormel Foods are highly regarded as some of the best and brightest in the industry. A career with Hormel Foods means joining a team of more than 20,000 people dedicated to inspiring each other and bettering food for all. Learn more at www.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
  • 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; Rochelle, Illinois; or Fremont, Nebraska
  • 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.

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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