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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.

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We work closely with employment agencies to hire temporary associates for several entry-level positions in our manufacturing facilities. We work with Adecco for our Lakeland facilities, and Randstad in Atlanta. Feel free to visit their sites to learn more about applying for a temporary position. As a temporary hire, you could eventually be eligible for full-time employment if a position is available.