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JBS USA Industrial Engineer-Brooks, Alberta in Brooks, Alberta

Industrial Engineer-Brooks, Alberta

Department: Process Improvement

Location: Brooks, AB

Industrial Engineer-Brooks, Alberta

Please Note: This position is located in Brooks, Alberta

JBS Food Canada is currently recruiting for an Industrial Engineer to join our team at our Brooks, Alberta facility. You will find that -JBS people- are an enthusiastic team of professionals who are both proud of our past accomplishments and passionate about our promising future and overall growth potential. We focus on the fundamentals of training our staff, improving our communities, playing the role of forward-looking, conscious corporate citizens, and being responsible stewards of the land and natural resources on which our business depends. At JBS, we are committed to all of our employees, their families and communities. Our efforts are toward preserving jobs and enhancing our role in the community. We consider employees to be our most important asset. We seek to hire highly-qualified people who have the passion to succeed and are committed to doing their best while continually wanting to learn and grow.

We believe that you can play a valuable role in our continued success. The details of our business and the open role are outlined below for your consideration.


"To be the best at what we set out to do, totally focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services for our customers, solidity for our suppliers, satisfactory profitability for our shareholders and the certainty of a better future for all our employees."


Employing more than 250,000 people around the world, the JBS group of companies (collectively, -JBS-) is a leading animal protein producer and exporter with a leading position as a beef and lamb producer in the United States, Canada and Australia. It is also a notable producer of pork in the United States and a leading chicken producer in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. Worldwide, JBS is the largest animal protein processor in the world with 140 production facilities. Its global, diversified, low-cost production platform is the foundation for a variety of our products including food, leather, pet products and biodiesel.

JBS Food Canada Inc. (-JBS Canada-) is one of the largest employers in southern Alberta and one of Canada's largest beef processors. The Canadian operations consists of three locations-the Sales & Distribution group which is based in Calgary, Alberta, a Case Ready Plant, MCF, also located in Calgary, Alberta and as well a beef processing facility, located in Brooks, Alberta where approximately 4,200 head of cattle are harvested and processed daily by approximately 2,850 hourly maintenance and production workers and 174 managers. The products produced by the Brooks facility are made up of boxed beef primal products, ground beef, beef trimmings, beef byproducts and hides which are shipped across Canada and worldwide and represents 2.5 Billion in annual sales


The Industrial Engineer is the champion and thought leader for influencing the continuous improvement culture and a culture of business agility across the plant production. Key purpose of this position is to develop, install and maintain cost effective methods of manufacturing at the facility. Moreover, ability to actively engage teams to achieve measurable results and to educate and enroll others continuous improvement. This position is located in Brooks, Alberta


  • Participates in initiation phase of new production lines to assist in design for cost effective manufacturing, layout, labor and efficiencies

  • Develop, install and maintain equitable standards. Work includes the establishment of the format to be used in the development of standards data, crewing guides, reconciliation reports and the use of work-sampling techniques to resolve questions of operator utilization or performance.

  • Measure variances to standards, identifies out of control variances, investigates reasons and suggests solutions, installs and follow up.

  • Keeps tally of the method changes reducing cost of production and strives for budgeted goal. Completes daily/weekly labor efficiency report.

  • Keeps abreast for the trend of technology, investigates, installs most effective methods of manufacturing to keep company at competitive edge

  • Drive the use of processes throughout the business. Be a lead in process map training and drive the culture of continuous process improvement.

  • Assist in financial planning and cost analysis. (labor reporting and cost to produce analysis)

  • Selects appropriate techniques of work measurement and measures work contents of support labors. Installs standards, measures performance against standards. Update and maintain EASE standards and video server.

  • Building analysis reports using Excel, QlikSense, or other systems.

  • Train and coach leaders and operations teams in the use of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies (5S, PDCA, SDCA)

  • Monitor the development and progress of projects by tracking activity, resolving problems, identify and evaluate potential opportunities and recommending actions to improve;

  • Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data from different sources and trends for presentation to senior management;


  • Four-year degree in Engineering, and two + years experience in Food Industrial

  • Exceptional written and verbal skills

  • Ability to understand and perform qualitative data analysis

  • Outstanding interpersonal, teaching and leadership skills

  • Role Model for change and a champion of lean production principles

  • Ability to influence across departments and various levels of leadership

  • Strong background in problem solving, planning and organization.

  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office applications including Power point and Excel (know how to use the functionality macros)

  • Knowledge in QlikSense, SQL, SAP Business Objects, C# is preferred;

  • Lean and/or Six Sigma certification required (Green Belt or Black Belt) at a level to successfully continue to advance the culture of continuous improvement

  • Valid driver license required

  • Willing and able to travel internationally. Travel expenses paid by employer


Please note that Applicants will be asked to complete a pre-hire medical and drug and alcohol test. Any offer of employment to the Applicant will be conditional upon passing satisfactory completion of the medical and passing the drug and alcohol test. A Criminal Record check will also be performed upon meeting all hiring criteria.

Exceptional benefits include:

Competitive Wage | Relocation Assistance | Extended Health/Medical Benefit | Group Life & Accidental Death Insurance | Long Term Disability | Vision/Dental Care | Employee Beef Purchasing Program | Voluntary Employee RRSP Contributions | Employer RRSP Contributions | Medical Clinic on-site | Career Growth and Continued Training

Apply on line to:

JBS Food Canada ULC PO Box 1868, Range Road 150, 193002a, Brooks AB T1R 1C6

Phone: 403-501-2223 Fax: 403 501 2239