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Publix Industrial Engineer, Industrial Operations - Orlando in Orlando, Florida


Position Title:

Industrial Engineer, Industrial Operations - Orlando


Industrial Operations


Orlando, FL


Come join the Publix Industrial Engineering team as an IE supporting our Central Pharmacy and Distribution operations! Publix is passionately focused on providing an exceptional shopping experience, and you’ll support that mission by ensuring our back-end facilities operate efficiently and provide our over 1,300 Publix pharmacies across the southeast with the high-quality products our customers expect.

Publix Pharmacy facilities in Orlando include a large distribution center, a highly automated Central Fill operation that dispenses and supplies customer prescriptions to our stores, and Central Processing operations where pharmacists remotely verify customer prescriptions to assist our store pharmacists. We also have a Specialty Pharmacy operation servicing high cost medication for patients with complex disease states, and a Compounding Pharmacy operation where medicines are custom-made to suit the needs of individual patients. We have a second automated Central Fill facility under construction in Jacksonville that you’ll also help support.

Based at our Central Pharmacy offices in Orlando, Florida, you’ll be working with other IEs and business process owners to help drive safe and efficient operations. Our industrial engineers are involved with the design, installation, and improvement of integrated systems, and play an instrumental role in developing and supporting the tactics and strategy for Publix Pharmacy.

Responsibilities include:

  • develops and maintains Engineered Labor Standards that are used to schedule, pay, and/or evaluate the performance of Publix associates and suppliers

  • provides analytical decision support to assigned business areas through the use of core Industrial Engineering skills, mathematical tools, modeling and computational methods for system analysis, evaluation, and optimization

  • provides business guidance and industrial engineering expertise to VP, Sr. Director, Director, Sr. Manager, and Department Managers.

  • identifies process improvements for supported business areas and

  • directs, plans and coordinates the day to day activities of up to one IE Support Specialist & up to one Student IE.

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Hours of Work:

minimum 45 hours per week


Lak Central Processing B057



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Additional Information:

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for a visa or permanent residence.


2424 Orlando Central Pkwy

Potential Annual Pay with Bonus:

79,755 - 119,795



Year End Bonus:

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience

  • at least one (1) year as an industrial engineer (including internships) or at least two (2) years providing analytical or technical support with a demonstrated ability to perform exceptional process improvement work

  • knowledge of statistics

  • knowledge of ergonomics

  • knowledge of process flow analysis methods

  • knowledge of linear systems and operations research and resource allocation methods

  • knowledge of facilities design methods

  • knowledge of science and scientific method

  • interpersonal and presentation skills

  • knowledge of forecasting, replenishment, inventory management, production scheduling, and line balancing principles

  • strong technical knowledge

  • knowledge of writing techniques

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills

  • project management and process improvement skills

  • ability to work independently, be a self-starter and multi-task

  • troubleshooting skills

  • economic analysis and research skills

  • ability to analyze and design processes

  • ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information and matters

  • ability to act in a professional manner

  • strong conflict resolution skills

  • ability to quickly learn new, complex ideas or concepts

  • ability to visualize a situation

  • strong facilitation skills

  • strong decision making skills

  • ability to train users

  • ability to quickly assess new technologies and data sources

  • strong negotiation skills

  • high degree of self-motivation, commitment and integrity

  • willingness to work a variable schedule including nights, holidays and weekends to meet the Pharmacy business needs

  • willingness to occasionally travel via commercial airline or company plane with overnight stays

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, MBA or related discipline

  • three (3) or more years as an industrial engineer or closely related profession and two (2) or more years of Publix experience at the warehouse, corporate or manufacturing support level with project leadership experience

  • certified Six Sigma Greenbelt or higher

  • certification by the Association for Operations Management (APICS), or Institute of Supply Management or American Society for Transportation and Logistics

  • knowledge of the Publix Pharmacy and Distribution strategy and supply chain to support the execution of the strategy at the Central Pharmacy level, prescription filling level, and warehouse storage level

  • knowledge of the master data that drives the forecasting, planning, production scheduling, shipping functionality, inventory management, warehousing, purchasing and costing of pharmaceuticals

  • knowledge of Publix Pharmacy’s operational processes

  • knowledge of Distribution’s storage and inventory guidelines

  • knowledge of Publix department structure

  • knowledge of Publix’s accounting principles and tools

  • knowledge of the Publix Quality Decision Process (QDP) steps and contacts

  • knowledge of Rx fulfillment processing equipment, automation systems, and electronic controls used in Central Fill

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Benefits Information:

  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost

  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

  • Group health, dental and vision plans

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Short- and long-term disability insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria

  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits - Jobs (publix.com) (https://jobs-beta.publix.com/benefits/)