Industrial Engineer (Carthage, MO or Jonesboro, AR) in Carthage, MO at Butterball

Date Posted: 3/23/2021

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Job Description

Position may be located in either Carthage, MO or Jonesboro, AK.

Position purpose:

Provides industrial engineering, continuous improvement, planning, and business services to the NC, AR, and MO manufacturing plants to develop and maintain highly cost-efficient processes and effective operations. Create manning estimates, labor standards, and monitor plant efficiencies.


  • Identify areas for and implement studies beneficial to improving facility efficiency.Determine proper methods that promote conservation of product, labor, materials, costs, safety, ergonomic stresses, and equipment.
  • Analyze business processes and operational methodologies.Utilize the results of studies to develop more effective methods of operation.Implement improvements upon management acceptance.
  • Develop and maintain standards and controls for production shrinks, yields, machine capacities and efficiency, manning and operating strategy from raw material receipt to finished goods.Utilize the following techniques in developing the engineered standards (but not limited to):time study, work sampling, predetermined time standards and actual performance measures.Measure productivity, audit standards, and update standards as warranted.
  • Works in conjunction with research and development, operations management, and financial analysis on the development and successful implementation of all new products or processes at the plant level through: addressing bulleted Items 1 through 3 listed above, as well as proper analysis of process impact, process cost, developing plant layouts and communicates associated risk and the critical control points.Provides input to product specifications, labor staffing estimates, etc.
  • Primary IE resource that partners and participates with corporate engineering, plant engineering, other plant industrial engineers and operations management in developing and designing optimal plant and equipment layouts considering flow, cycle time, manning, throughputs, and downstream and upstream impacts.
  • Train or supervise training of personnel in new methods and procedures implemented in operations and develop materials and procedures for training.
  • Provides training on key improvement tools including Lean tools, Problem Solving / DMAIC, etc.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities to ensure improvement in strategic processes, products, components, raw materials, and equipment.
  • Develop project justification (Return on Investment) for plant improvements.
  • Analyze, model, evaluate, simulate, test, obtain approval and implement plant layouts, modifications and relocations of facilities utilizing various software packages including but not limited to Excel, simulation packages, and AutoCAD.
  • Assist in the identification, selection, procurement, and installation of equipment and/or improved operating procedures for the plant including potential automation equipment and systems.
  • Keep informed of developments and industry trends in areas of responsibility through reading of related literature and participation in educational workshops, seminars, and conferences.


Required Education Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering or other technical degree combined with applicable industry experience.

Required Candidate Qualifications

  • Ideal team player - self-starter with a strong work ethic, common sense regarding people - good judgement, intuition of the team dynamics and consciously competent of the impact of their words and actions on the team, shares credit, emphasizes team over self, and defines success collectively rather than individually.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to communicate to all levels of organization by tailoring communications to the audience.
  • Demonstrated ability influencing and implementing positive change in an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, and assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to teach, train, and work independently.
  • High level of knowledge of work measurement systems in manufacturing.
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, statistical, and presentation skills to assess business situations and solve problems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to travel up to 35% of the time.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications

  • Simulation software experience a plus.
  • Formal Lean and/or Six Sigma training a plus.
  • AutoCAD a plus.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified.  They do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Incumbents in this position are expected to perform the essential functions, tasks, duties, and responsibilities of this role with or without reasonable accommodation.

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or other protected status under applicable law.

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