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Industrial Engineer

Publix Associate

Our Industrial Engineers work to save Publix money by improving processes and creating workflow methods for manufacturing that are productive yet cost effective.

How to Apply


  • Analyzes results of current manufacturing processes to determine potential areas of improvement.
  • Develops production process requirements, including standards for setup, changeovers, and operations and amount of time required.
  • Determines the optimal workflow—accounting for the product, manufacturing equipment used, and associate performing the task—to create an efficient, cost-effective process.
  • Documents, standardizes, and implements new best practices.
  • Provides business guidance and industrial engineering expertise to manufacturing plant managers.
  • Provides industrial engineering expertise to project teams.
  • Troubleshoots complex process issues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or a related field.
  • At least one year as an industrial engineer or two years providing analytical analysis or manufacturing based support with demonstrated ability to perform exceptional process improvement work.
  • Knowledge of food processing technology and automation systems—needed to design improvements for projects.
  • Knowledge of statistics—needed to analyze historical sales and production data.
  • Knowledge of ergonomics—needed to analyze worker-environment interactions.
  • Knowledge of time study methods and analysis—needed to establish production standards.
  • Knowledge of process flow analysis methods—needed to determine effective material and process flow for ease of manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of linear systems and operations research methods—needed to determine optimal use of assets.
  • Interpersonal skills—needed to interact with all levels of the organization in formal and informal settings.
  • Oral and written communication skills—needed to document procedural changes effectively.
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to manipulate data and develop detailed models using Microsoft Access and Excel, and provide detailed analysis and reporting.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and routinely meet project deadlines.
  • Presentation skills—needed to prepare and present fact-based data to many levels of management.
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Publix works closely with employment agencies in our operating areas to hire temporary associates for entry level positions throughout our manufacturing facilities. Adecco provides support primarily for our Lakeland facilities and Randstad provides support primarily for our Atlanta facilities. Please visit these sites to learn more about applying for a temporary position. Temporary associates may be eligible to apply for full-time positions, if available.

If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

After you've applied, visit our Applicant Resources section for helpful interview tips and more.

*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.