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The ISE (ePack) job board has information related to jobs in industrial engineering, systems engineering and operations research. It is run through NC State’s Career Development Center’s ePack system. We encourage students and alumni to go to the ISE (ePack) Job Board, but if you want to post your job or apply for a job on the list, you must be a member of NC State’s Alumni Association unless you are a student or are within one year of graduation.

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ISE Industry Positions

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E. & J. Gallo Winery

Fresno, CA; Modesto, CA; Livingston, CA; Lodi, CA

Posting: 11/22/2021

Ending: 03/31/2022

Winemaking Distillation Internship

Explore internship opportunities in Winemaking, Research Winemaking and Distillation! Many different focus areas are available for individuals interested in grape and wine production and research.

We offer multiple internships in winemaking, research winemaking and distillation. Winemaking interns will assist with production winemaking at the commercial scale at one of our wineries in Modesto, Fresno, Livingston or Lodi, CA or in Canandaigua, NY. Research Winemaking interns assist with the production of small-lots – with volumes ranging from 10-gallons to 1,000-gallons – at either Modesto, Livingston or Healdsburg. Distillation interns assist with the commercial production of brandy and other spirits at either Modesto, Livingston or Fresno.

Please see our other internship opportunities focused on Gallo Vineyards, Grower Relations, and Applied Viticulture Research or Winegrowing Research to learn more.

Job Description

Imagine what you could do with the industry’s most innovative grape growing, winemaking and distillation technologies at your disposal while learning first-hand how high-quality wines and spirits are produced. Interns work cross-functionally to support the production practices and research projects required to craft nearly 100 million cases of wines and spirits annually. It won’t take long for you to see our passion and expertise for wine and spirits production or to experience our culture where research and continuous improvement are highly valued. For nearly a century our team has produced award-winning wines and spirits while performing cutting-edge research and establishing E&J Gallo as the world’s leader in wine and spirits innovation.

Our internship program provides individuals interested in winemaking, research winemaking and distillation the opportunity to spend five to six months working alongside seasoned professionals at one of our production sites. Most internships begin in early to mid-summer and continue through harvest in the late fall, providing participants with a unique experience for technical training and professional development. Interns support a wide variety of corporate initiatives and research projects and conduct individual projects which will be presented to our management team at the completion of their internship. Internship opportunities are related but not limited to a wide variety of academic disciplines including Enology, Food Science, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Microbiology. Additional details on specific opportunities are provided below.


Locations: Modesto, Fresno, Livingston and Lodi, CA and Canandaigua, NY

Interns will work and learn from winemakers responsible for the production of table wines, sparkling wines, flavored wines and other beverages.

What you will do:

  • Participate in the production, sensory evaluation and bottling of commercial wines and beverages.
  • Perform fining, blending and other winemaking trials.
  • Participate in harvest evaluations and trials including, but not limited to, sample acquisition, production practices
  • and fermentation monitoring.
  • Participate in wine tasting and sensory evaluation.

Location: Modesto, Livingston and Fresno, CA

The internship provides students with the opportunity to learn from experienced distillers producing a variety of spirits. Spirits-making is an area of rapid growth for Gallo, and the environment is dynamic as we learn how to distill and craft new beverages.

What you will do:

  • Manage bench-scale trials to problem solve current production issues.
  • Evaluate process improvements in making and managing our spirits portfolio.
  • Monitor fermentation and distillation facilities during harvest.
  • Participate in spirits tasting and sensory evaluation.

Location: Modesto and Healdsburg, CA

Interns will assist in all aspects of small-lot wine production in our Modesto (10-gallon scale) and Healdsburg (600- gallon scale) research wineries, which produce over 500 table, sparkling and dessert wines per season. Interns work hands-on – from grape crush to bottling – in every step of the winemaking process. The facilities support statewide research programs and allow interns to produce wines from grapes grown in many different winegrowing regions of California. Interns will also gain experience in producing a wide variety of wine styles and types, including white and red table, sparkling and dessert wines. Interns will also work with dozens of grape varieties and gain experience with a wide range of processing and winemaking methods.

What you will do:

  • Grape receiving, crushing, and pressing.
  • Fermentation monitoring, filtration, ingredient additions and post-fermentation treatments.
  • Assist with bench, pilot, and plant scale experiments, including recording and documenting data.

Locations: Livingston, CA

Interns will perform hands-on research wine production at the 200- to 1,000-gallon scale. The facility executes dozens of winemaking experiments per year focusing on process and quality improvements and product differentiation. Interns will gain experience in producing a wide variety of wine styles and types.

What you will do:

  • Grape receiving, crushing, and pressing.
  • Fermentation monitoring, filtration, ingredient additions and post-fermentation treatments.
  • Assist with bench, pilot, and plant scale experiments, including recording and documenting data

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Phinite Inc.

Beulaville, NC

Posting: 11/15/2021

Ending: 12/31/2021

Mechatronic Engineer

Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated engineer with mechatronics/mechanical/ag engineering experience to help us build our robotic waste drying system.

  • Design, implementation and testing of a robotic animal waste mixing device
  • Optimization of equipment and processes
  • Control system development
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering associated with robotic development

Pratt and Whitney

Middletown, CT

Posting: 06/25/2021

Ending: 12/31/2021

Product Manufacturing Engineer

Job Description

Execution of MRL elements to drive process control will dramatically improve the company’s quality and delivery signature. The Product ME will be responsible for a specific part or part family MRL advancement through the execution of MRL elements such as PFMEA, Control Plan & Gage R&R. The scope of this role will include both PW internal shop and supply chain components.

  • With specific product ownership, this role will drive manufacturing process improvements across multiple process steps that spans the full value stream of the parts.
  • Provide focused & effective leadership in the advancement of MRL elements to drive manufacturing risk identification and mitigation to achieve superior quality performance.
  • Identify & implement process optimization & control methods to eliminate/prevent quality turn backs /escapes and reduce overall product costs.
  • As a key member of the Integrated Product Team (IPT), significant interaction with product designers, tool designers, quality assurance, systems designers, and other stakeholders is required
  • Use statistical analysis tools to perform Root cause analysis and corrective actions on non-conforming product.
  • Drive targeted manufacturing process optimization activities through MRL tools such as Value Stream Mapping and Process Flow Diagram, PFMEA, Control Plans, Measurement Systems Analysis, Yield & Cost curves and Qualification plan.
  • The discipline and follow-through to fully document problem statements, observations, conclusions, calculations and recommendations.
  • Work with senior management:•Support the project pipeline process to select, prioritize and scope projects to business objectives, integrated with other continuous improvement activities and ACE/CORE initiatives.
  • Schedule and facilitate periodic project reviews and ensure validation of MRL gate advancements. Use effective scorecards and metrics to ensure progress.
  • Lead significant projects critical to improve manufacturing process capability & quality performance
  • Represent the organization in various forums related to MRL execution. Develop standard work, procedures, and integrate industry-standard best practices.
  • Communicate lessons learned to:•Product development/engineering to enable implementation of design for variation (DFV) and robust design methods (DFSS).
  • Other operational organizations for read across implementation.
Application Notes

Please apply online regardless of experience. There are multiple opportunities for different levels of experience – we are looking for qualified candidates and can adjust to the open positions.
Send a follow-up email to including your resume. Let me know if you have any other questions about Pratt and Whitney or Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering openings.

Pratt and Whitney

Middletown, CT

Posting: 09/10/2021

Ending: 12/31/2021

Industrial Engineer

Job Description

In this role you will drive and create the IE methods and standards within the transformation of manufacturing and business operations for the Operational Excellence (OpX) Team.

The OpX vision is to be a competitive differentiator executing on an operating standard that is culturally pervasive and institutionalized at all levels of Operations, delivering efficiency and unbeatable results every day for our employees, customers and shareholders.

  • Calculating machine and labor requirements, capacity, facility and inventory needs
  • Effectively planning and executing projects across multiple sites
  • Working across departments such as Operations, Quality, Industrial, Manufacturing, Digital Technology, etc. to drive, design and optimize facility/process efficiency and productivity of labor and machinery
  • Direct measures of success include OEE/OLE quantifiable improvements
  • Work directly with OpX Transformation Facility Design Specialist as we transform our operational footprint based on lean manufacturing principles
  • Learning and applying new concepts while keeping current with state of the art techniques
Application Notes

Apply online. Please send a follow-up email to Alison Rosebrough and include your resume. Reach out with any questions about the company or available positions. Apply even if the listing includes experience – there is one posting but multiple positions for all skill levels. There are multiple opportunities for industrial and manufacturing engineers.

Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration

Tifton, GA

Posting: 09/27/2021

Ending: 02/28/2022

Quality Engineer II

Job Description
  • Under general supervision, facilitates quality improvements by developing methods and procedures to improve and maintain product quality standards.
  • Gathers and analyzes data to plan, coordinate, and report quality improvements. Troubleshoots quality problems. Participates in projects for production application. Conducts internal quality controls concerning particular areas or company products to ensure quality procedures and norms are met. Assists monitoring and recording inconsistencies with quality procedures and norms. Collaborates with more experienced engineers in preparing quality analyses and recommends necessary quality procedure changes. Prepares reports on rejected or defective products.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires at least 5-years related experience.
  • Work involves the application of more complex engineering principles to develop methods and procedures to improve and maintain product quality standards. Competencies in SPC, Capability Studies, and Six Sigma. Strong ability to facilitate quality-process improvement across cross-functional teams.
  • Strong understanding and application of Quality Science methods, Quality systems, concepts, management, and planning tools
  • Familiarity with hardware/platform requirement management
  • High energy/self-starting team player who achieves goals and continuous improvement
  • Ability to generate, review, and/or implement policies, procedures, work instructions and test procedures
  • Demonstrated analytical skills in root cause analysis, corrective/preventive actions
  • General knowledge of industry technical standards such as ISO9001
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for fostering collaboration, communications and giving presentations
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic, challenging and team-oriented environment
  • Keep up on standards, regulations/laws, issues and industry news with respect to HRP’s and competitors’ quality issues.
  • Working with Supply Chain, identify and implement methodologies to track and mitigate key supplier failure trends.
  • Ensure evaluation of and reporting on key supplier quality systems.
  • Monitor quality metrics for internal and external suppliers and product components and determine measurement and accountability strategies.
  • Oversee and approve quality standards for and inspection of applicable incoming supplier parts, components, and sub-assemblies in accordance with company and contractual quality requirements.
  • Drive quality improvement & “get-to-green” plans for applicable key performance indicators
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Point of Contact (POC) to internal and external customers for applicable key quality issues.
  • Perform senior-level strategic customer out-briefs as required.
  • Minimal travel expected
Experiences and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, quality management or other related fields from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years quality and/or manufacturing engineering experience in a global technology business environment.
  • Understanding and application of Quality Science methods
  • Previous experience in participating in 3rd party ISO 9001 audits
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Business Intelligence tools such as PowerBI and/or Qlik
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrated global responsibility.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for fostering collaboration, communications and giving presentations
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic, challenging and team-oriented environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • ASQ or Industry Certifications (e.g. CQE, CQA, CQIA, Greenbelt, Blackbelt)
  • Experience with Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Quality Management System implementation experience
  • External Customer and end-user communication

Faculty and Staff Positions

Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
The Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Raleigh, NC

Posting: 11/15/2021

Assistant or Associate Professor

The faculty at the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at NC State invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions. It is anticipated that at least one position is at the assistant professor level, although applicants may be considered for appointment at Associate/Full rank based on experience. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering or a related field. Applications will be considered in any area related to ISE including interdisciplinary ones with additional interests as outlined. We are especially seeking applicants with expertise in:

  • Data science and analytics with a methodology background in optimization in application areas related to any broadly of interest to ISE.
  • Sustainability with a focus in supply chain systems or other ISE areas.
  • Emerging areas in ISE such as digital manufacturing, interface of health and environment, artificial intelligence, humans and technology, or others.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity such as:

  • Fostering an inclusive environment.
  • Working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Incorporating diverse perspectives in research.

The expected start date for this position is Fall 2022. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications.

Teaching responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate instruction as well as supervision of student research at the graduate levels. Applicants will be expected to develop a sponsored research program. General research responsibilities for faculty include a commitment to original and independent work and pursuing interdisciplinary collaborations, both within and external to NC State.

About ISE

ISE strives to improve society through innovative research and education across areas including Advanced and Biomedical Manufacturing; Health Systems; Human Systems; Supply Chain and Logistics; and Systems Analytics and Optimization along with interdisciplinary collaborations across the university and beyond. The ISE community includes more than 25 faculty, 10 core staff, 300 undergraduate students, 200 graduate students, and others affiliated with connected centers, where we work together in a collaborative, diverse, and collegial environment. ISE is located in Raleigh, NC, which was recently named #2 Best Places to Live by US News and World Report, with proximity to urban areas, beaches, mountains, great restaurants, cultural activities, and more.

In addition to ISE, the department also leads a Master’s in Engineering Management degree, collaborates on graduate degrees in Operations Research, and supports the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Master’s degree. The department houses two state-funded centers: the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics, which is one of the most advanced manufacturing and 3D printing laboratories in the country; and The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, which is the only center of its kind at a U.S. public research institution.

The department is supported by world-class laboratory facilities for computing, manufacturing, and human-systems research, enhanced by a recent move to the new Fitts-Woolard Hall on NC State’s Centennial Campus, located near the award-winning Hunt Library and numerous industry and governmental facilities. Our faculty are internationally renowned in their fields, and have extensive collaborations with other departments, universities, medical schools and other external partners. NC State students ‘think and do’ with active learning on real-life problems across the entire ISE discipline, allowing our students to become leaders in academia, industry, and government.


Please submit a:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV.
  • Research and Teaching Statements.
  • The names and contact information for three professional references.

You may also include a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further NC State’s commitment to diversity and its mission as a land grant university. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position(s) is filled.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If the highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date. NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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