Industrial Engineer in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 7/25/2019

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Job Description

Provides industrial engineering (IE), continuous improvement, planning, and business services to the NC 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 too):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:Items 1 to 3 above, proper analysis of process impact, process cost, developing plant layouts and communicates associated risk and the critical control points.Provides input to product specification, labor staffing estimates, etc.
  • Primary IE resource that partners & participates with corporate engineering, plant engineering, plant IE’s & operations management in developing and designing optimal plant and equipment layouts considering flow, cycle time, manning, throughputs, downstream and upstream impacts.
  • Train or supervise training of personnel in new methods and procedures implemented in operation 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 following.Excel, simulation packages, and AutoCAD.
  • Assist in the identification, selection, obtaining and installing equipment and/or improved operating procedures for the plant. This includes potential automation equipment and systems.
  • Keep informed of developments and trends in area of responsibility through reading of related literature and participation in educational workshops, seminars, and conferences.


  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering or other technical degree combined with applicable industry experience.
  • 2-5 years in a food manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 2-5 years related plant IE experience.
  • 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.
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Simulation software AutoCAD a plus
  • experience a plus.
  • Formal Lean and or Six Sigma training a plus.
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time

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