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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


Industrial Engineers provide support to improve the day-to-day operational efficiency of our Manufacturing facilities. They analyze results of current manufacturing processes to determine which are candidates for improvement. Industrial Engineers develop the production process requirements, which include developing production standards during setup, changeovers, and throughput, or the amount of time it takes for the product to complete the manufacturing process. Next, they determine the optimal workflow to achieve an efficient, cost effective process between the food product, the manufacturing equipment used, and the Publix associate performing the task. The Industrial Engineers implement the new best practice, making sure to document and standardize it into current Manufacturing processes.

Other responsibilities of the Industrial Engineers include:

  • providing business guidance and industrial engineering expertise to various manufacturing plant managers
  • providing industrial engineering expertise to project teams and
  • troubleshooting complex process problems.

Qualifications we look for

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Experience working in a manufacturing industrial engineering environment
  • Knowledge of food processing equipment and automation systems for the improvement designs in Industrial Engineer projects
  • Knowledge of statistics to be able to analyze historical sales and production data
  • Knowledge of ergonomics to be able to analyze worker-environmental interactions
  • Knowledge of time study methods and analysis to be able to establish production standards
  • Knowledge of process flow analysis methods to be able to determine effective material and process flow for ease of Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of linear systems and operations research methods to be able to determine optimal usage of assets
  • Interpersonal skills needed to interact with all levels of the organization in both formal and informal situations
  • Communication skills (oral and written) needed to provide support Manufacturing facilities and document procedural changes in an effective manner
  • Analytical skills needed to conduct data analysis. This includes the ability to manipulate data and develop detailed models through the use of Microsoft Access and Excel. This also includes the ability to analyze and report on a detailed level
  • Project management skills needed to prioritize tasks and routinely meet project deadlines
  • Presentation skills needed to prepare and present fact-based data to many different levels of management
  • Obvious enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work

How to apply

For Manufacturing positions, other than entry level, go to the Publix Jobs Center to begin searching our current openings. Click the appropriate link to view openings for Publix associates and non-associates. Click Search Openings and narrow your search by selecting Manufacturing from the Job Category list.

For entry level Manufacturing positions, please refer to the employment agency, Adecco. Go to and click "Apply Now" in the top right hand corner to load your resume. You may indicated that you would prefer to be assigned to Industrial and Manufacturing type positions with Publix Super Markets, Inc. After working at least 90 days as a temporary associate you may be eligible to apply for a full time position, if available.

You will receive follow-up communication once you're determined to be qualified and eligible for the job. The communication will inform you of additional information that is needed and/or assessments that need to be completed. Once that is done, your application will go directly to the hiring manager for consideration. If your skills, experience, and qualifications look like a good match to the requirements of the position, you will be contacted.

Visit our website for additional applicant resources.

Having a match to this job does not guarantee that you will be hired into this job if and when it becomes available on our Publix Jobs Center.