Job Description SummaryThis position evaluates plant operations and facilities to determine the most efficient manufacturing systems feasible and to provide information as a basis for management planning and decision-making.
This position assists and coordinates the various operating departments in the initiation, instigation, and evaluation of new methods, equipment, process and systems to afford total operations costs reductions. The Industrial Engineer utilizes the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design, together with a broad grasp of each department's operations and interrelationships, to evaluate and make recommendations to management for the improvement of existing operations or the design, development and installation of new integrated systems of labor, material, and equipment.
This position is concerned with several specific areas: cost reduction, such as direct labor, process improvement, materials and supplies, material handling, and inventory storage; analysis and evaluation for management planning; cost estimating; labor budget planning preparation; capital expenditure request preparation; and standardization of operation methods, crewing, and departmental procedures. Typically, achievement of the above consists of effective coordination and cooperation with department managers and their subordinates. This relationships must be founded upon the intent to render a support function to each other for the overall betterment of the operation facility.
The Industrial Engineer must be capable of applying thorough investigative practices. This would include working knowledge of appropriate levels of mathematics, physics, accounting, statistics, regulatory agency requirements, potato processing techniques, good manufacturing practices, labor relations, and technical report preparation. This person must be capable of applying known industrial engineering practices and deductive reasoning when undertaking a project. Upon completions of a project, studies will be made to determine the advantages gained as a result of the changes made. These will be compared with initial projections of anticipated results, and appropriate reports prepared for plant and corporate management.
On an on-going basis, process and flow diagrams, capacity charts, labor tables, and process descriptions for each product manufactured in the plant will be assembled and maintained. Justification detail for all capital improvement expenditures for the plants will be prepared as requested.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or Engineering or equivalent education/work experience. General knowledge in the relationship between Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Production, and Engineering Departments. Experience in cost reduction and the effect of processing parameters in finished product costs