Industrial Engineer – Hormel Foods (Willmar, MN)

Hormel Foods

Willmar, MN

Industrial Engineer – Willmar, MN                                                   

 To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

ABOUT JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE INC. – Food that inspires you to live well.

Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc., based in Willmar, Minn., is one of the largest and most beloved turkey brands in the world. A wholly owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), Jennie-O Turkey Store offers an array of more than 1,500 high quality fresh, frozen, refrigerated and deli turkey products that are distributed throughout the United States and 40 countries worldwide.

 ABOUT HORMEL FOODS — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and


  • Leads and coordinates major company industrial engineering projects, new methods, plant layouts, new equipment installations, equipment capacity analysis/utilization, manpower planning, which includes construction and implementation of labor standards, ergonomic improvements, productivity improvement and standard labor cost construction.
  • Applies a high degree of product knowledge and problem-solving skills to provide the company direction to improve efficiency and production capability to maximize profitability.
  • Provides the plant operations groups with solutions on equipment layouts and plant capacities.



  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering or other technical field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of successful Industrial Engineer experience.
  • A pattern of initiative.
  • Proven problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • An understanding of the DMAIC process and ability to use these skills for continuous improvement.
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States.
  • Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa.

Location: Willmar, MN

BENEFITS: Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k) immediately eligible, stock purchase plan, relocation assistance, paid vacation, FREE two-year community/technical college tuition for children of employees, and more. 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  Travel may be required up to 10% of the time.

At Hormel we invite difference and diversity in all aspects.  We offer a space of support, understanding, and community.  We are committed to the journey!  Learn more about our progress here:

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The base pay range for this position $81,000 to $105,000 per year; however, actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to job-related knowledge, skills set, level of experience, and specific office location.