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Imagine a Career in Engineering 

See yourself developing knowledge and skills in either plant engineering or industrial engineering. Plant Engineers adapt best practices of maintenance management and advanced maintenance technologies while actively supporting plant reliability. Industrial Engineers direct full scale industrial engineering tasks to effect maximization of production efficiency and profitability. 

 

Plant Engineering

Primary Functions

  • Plan and coordinate equipment installations due to new construction or revisions to existing facilities
  • Train and supervise maintenance personnel 
  • Troubleshoot mechanical processes 
  • Monitor and control energy use 
  • Negotiate and oversee contract work
  • Utilize Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Communicate the status of projects with plant management
  • Increase equipment reliability and uptime through maintenance processes

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively: effectively relates to, coordinates with, and integrates with other departments and shifts to meet operation's needs.
  • Timely follow through: assures projects and duties are completed in a timely and accurate manner and to the necessary standards to ensure equipment reliability and safety.
  • Drive change: participates in the development of new production processes and equipment in cooperation with R & D, Engineering, and Operations.
  • Increase skill sets: enhance one’s professional skills by taking part in training and development opportunities that are presented to improve growth.
  • Inspire employees: motivate other team members to continually improve, become more innovative, and prevent errors throughout the company.
  • Time management: organize and utilize time effectively to allow for completion of projects and duties and attendance in meetings all within the specified date and time.

 

Possible Positions

Positions in this department include:

  • Supervisor of Maintenance
  • Supervisor of Refrigeration
  • Associate Maintenance Engineer
  • Superintendent of Maintenance and Engineering
  • Manager of Plant Engineering

 

Industrial Engineering

Primary Functions

  • Actively participate in the establishment, review, and implementation of manufacturing engineering objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Coordinate the manufacturing engineering function in regard to the acquisition and implementation of all processing equipment and new technology
  • Coordinate the manufacturing engineering function for optimum integration with plant management’s macro and micro objectives and activities 
  • Utilize proper techniques to work design in regard to product flow, plant layouts, line balancing, material handling, equipment assignment, and work methods
     

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively: continue to follow up on projects to assure that return has been obtained.
  • Timely follow through: review ideas with workers and supervision including plant manager and plant superintendents in a timely manner.
  • Drive change: find new methods to impact yields of raw materials and supply knowledge of all work rules.
  • Inspire employees: pursue and evaluate new technology for potential application and share ideas with supervisors.
  • Time management: provide information on the availability, evaluation, and application for all processing, packaging, and material handling equipment in an effective manner on top of all other responsibilities.

Possible Postitions

Positions in this department include:

  • Manufacturing Engineer I
  • Manufacturing Engineer II
  • Manufacturing Engineer III

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Lynn, Draftsperson

Lynn, Draftsperson

"Jennie-O Turkey Store has a one of a kind business structure with many great opportunities. The variety of jobs is endless.” 

Tim, Industrial Engineer

Tim, Industrial Engineer

“Unlike the automotive, petroleum or medical fields the food industry provides a commodity that people will always need.”