Engineering Omaha, Nebraska


Position at JBS USA Food Company





Position Title:  Industrial Engineer / Yield Analyst 

Location: Omaha, NE

Reporting to:  Industrial Engineering Manager


Purpose & Scope: This is a dual role.  The key purpose of this position is to develop, install, and maintain cost effective methods of manufacturing as well as focusing on operational performance, new product development, and revenue improvement.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Review various daily and weekly performance reporting and communicate ways to better return profitability.
  • Analyze requests and study product to develop new offerings.
  • Coordinate and participate in large scale yield testing and analysis.
  • Provide assistance to production as needed.
  • Conduct educational yields meeting with team members on our yield report tools and work together to improve performance. 
  • Take an active role in driving performance improvement projects.
  • Participates in initiation phase of new production lines to assist in design for cost effective manufacturing, layout, labor and efficiencies.
  • Prepare detailed layouts of plant facilities to optimize utilization and product flow.
  • Develop, install and maintain equitable standards. Work includes the establishment of the format to be used in the development of standards data, crewing guides, reconciliation reports and the use of work-sampling techniques to resolve questions of operator utilization or performance.
  • Measure variances to standards, identifies out of control variances, investigates reasons and suggests solutions, installs and follow up.
  • Keeps tally of the method changes reducing cost of production and strives for budgeted goal. Completes daily/weekly labor efficiency report.
  • Keeps abreast for the trend of technology, investigates, install most effective methods of manufacturing to keep company at competitive edge.
  • Drive the use of processes throughout the business.  Be a lead in process map training and drive the culture of continuous process improvement.
  • Assist in financial planning and cost analysis.  (labor reporting and cost to produce analysis)
  • Selects appropriate techniques of work measurement and measures work contents of support labors. Installs standards, measures performance against standards.
  • Responsible for all equipment necessary to complete duties.
  • Responsible for labor issues relative to RE/Workload management with legal department, UFCW, Wage and Hour.
  • Educates plant personnel on work measurements and assists corporate with labor initiatives.
  • Update and maintain EASE standards and video server.
  • Frequent communication with senior team members concerning status of labor projects, efficiencies, and yield performance.
  • Regular contact with IE and Yield teams at corporate and other facilities.


Working Conditions:

  • Travel up to 30% a year.
  • Work environment: Must be able to work in areas of extreme heat, and cold conditions while in facilities.




Education: Four year degree in Industrial Engineering, or related field.


  • 5-years’ experience in Food Industry beneficial with an emphasis in ground beef and case ready operations.
  • Predetermined Time Software (EASE) experience beneficial

Special Skills:

  • Advanced computer skills (proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • General knowledge of machinery within kill/processing
  • Must be able to learn quickly and make good decisions
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and perform a variety of duties
  • Good technical skills
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal



Internal: Regional Beef Team

External: Contractors


“The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”