Job Information


Position Title: Industrial Engineer

Grand Island, Nebraska

Salary Class: Exempt

Purpose & Scope: To develop, install and maintain cost effective methods of manufacturing in a Beef Manufacturing facility.

Principle Responsibilities:

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

  • Perform productivity audits on Slaughter and Fabrication/Production areas

  • Prepare detailed layouts of plant facilities to optimize utilization and product flow

  • 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, identify out of control variances, investigate reasons and suggest solutions, installs and follow up.

  • Keeps tally of the method changes reducing cost of production and strives for budgeted goal. Completes daily and 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.

  • Responsible for all equipment necessary to complete duties.

  • Responsible for labor issues relative to RE/Workload management with legal department, UFCW, Wage and Hour.

  • Educates plant personnel on work measurements and assists corporate with labor initiatives.

  • Update and maintain EASE standards and video server.

  • Daily/Frequent communication with senior team members concerning status of labor efficiency and projects.

  • Regular contact with I.E. team at corporate and other facilities.

Working Conditions:

  • Travel up to 20% a year.

Work environment:

  • Must be able to work in areas of extreme heat, and cold conditions while in facilities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, or related field.

  • 5-years of experience in Food Industry beneficial with an emphasis in Beef Processing facility

  • Predetermined Time Software (EASE) experience beneficial

  • Work 50+ hours/week in office setting and on production floor

Special Skills:

  • Advanced computer skills

  • General knowledge of machinery within kill/processing and case ready beef facilities

  • Must be able to learn quickly and make good decisions

  • Must be able to work in a team environment and perform a variety of duties

  • Good technical skills

  • Ability to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal

EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED and a drug free workplace