Job Information


Job Title: Plant Industrial Engineer

Location: Council Bluffs, IA

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Plumrose USA is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs. Plumrose was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements. This is an opportunity for a person who wants to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.


The plant industrial engineer will focus on the below essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Leadassigned facility’s Management Method efforts by functioning as a business partner with each Method Pillar

  • Responsible for proactively working with facility management to identify and assess KPI gaps, and lead projects to closure through the use of Operational Excellence tools and methodologies

  • Live and reinforce safety as a condition in all activities

  • Delivereffective Management Method training

  • Demonstrateownership of core tools

  • 6S

  • Writing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures

  • Statistical Process Control

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Kaizen Events

  • Leadgap-closure projects and owns project success.

  • Update and analyze key metrics for the assigned complex or business unit

  • Lead self-assessment activities for Management Method.

  • Work closely withregionaloperational excellence specialist on other duties and projects


  • Undergraduate degree (engineering, science, or business focus preferred)

  • 2 - 5 years manufacturing industry experience

  • Background in ZBB or production

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Strong Excel user

  • MiniTabexperience preferred

  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills

  • Good internal relationship skills

  • Resilient & Flexible

  • Teaching and coaching skills

  • Hands-on mentality

  • High level of business acumen

  • 6 Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred

  • Lean Methodology including Waste reduction experience

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.

  • Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers. We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Plumrose USA is an equal opportunity employer.