Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Council Bluffs, Iowa


Position at Plumrose

Job Title: Plant Industrial Engineer

Location: Council Bluffs, IA


Our Company, Your Opportunity:            

Plumrose USA is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs.  Plumrose was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods.  This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse.  This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world.  The position will have both strategic and tactical elements.  This is an opportunity for a person who wants to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.


Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do.  We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders.  All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.



The plant industrial engineer will focus on the below essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead assigned facility’s Management Method efforts by functioning as a business partner with each Method Pillar
  • Responsible for proactively working with facility management to identify and assess KPI gaps, and lead projects to closure through the use of Operational Excellence tools and methodologies
  • Live and reinforce safety as a condition in all activities
  • Deliver effective Management Method training
  • Demonstrate ownership of core tools
    •      6S
    •      Writing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures
    •      Statistical Process Control
    •      Root Cause Analysis
    •      Kaizen Events
  • Lead gap-closure projects and owns project success.
  • Update and analyze key metrics for the assigned complex or business unit
  • Lead self-assessment activities for Management Method.
  • Work closely with regional operational excellence specialist on other duties and projects



  • Undergraduate degree (engineering, science, or business focus preferred)
  • 2 - 5 years manufacturing industry experience
  • Background in ZBB or production
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel user
  • MiniTab experience preferred
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills
  • Good internal relationship skills
  • Resilient & Flexible
  • Teaching and coaching skills
  • Hands-on mentality
  • High level of business acumen
  • 6 Sigma Green Belt or higher preferred
  • Lean Methodology including Waste reduction experience


Physical Demands/Work Environment:


  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.
  • Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

If interested, please apply at We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Plumrose USA is an equal opportunity employer.