Job Description

TCI has an immediate need for an Operations Analyst in Delphi, IN. This is a Direct Hire opportunity. 


The Operations Analyst will be a member of the management staff of the operations department within a large pork processing company. This person must be able to work successfully in cross-functional teams to achieve company goals. Primary responsibility will be to maintain company data. To successfully accomplish this, you will collaborate with operations management, sales, industrial engineering, Research and Development, quality assurance, financial planning, and analysis personnel to gather data that will provide critical information for best business practices.

  • Develop tools that establish the relationships between specific product production capacities, relative product values and their corresponding value differences as a function of markets.
  • Use these tools daily to facilitate product scheduling and operations management.
  • Review, direct collection of, and/or analyze data that establishes operational benchmarks for product yields, efficiencies, and product costing.
  • Critically evaluate new products, production practices, new equipment, etc., to estimate financial impact to the company.
  • Review departmental operations, make recommendation for changes, complete monitoring, and analyses to measure impact of operational changes to departmental performance.
  • Work with allied industry suppliers or customers to design and execute projects as necessary to determine the impact of product, input item or operational changes on operational performance and corresponding financial return. Examples include but are not limited to: carcass composition, equipment, packaging and staffing.
  • Manage data collection team that gathers critical information from the production floor.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Business, IT, Finance, Economics, Analytics, Informatics, or associated field.
  • MS in food/meat animal science, agricultural economics, business management, or related field is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience with Power BI, building and developing dashboards and visual analytics.
  • Experience in statistical data analysis using SAS or similar software.
  • Internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and statistical analysis skills are required.
  • Basic knowledge pork packing operations, primal cuts, pork industry specifications, and yields is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in written form.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented, with a strong work ethic and be willing to work flexible hours and weekends to see projects through to the end as needed.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision and work with personnel from several departments is a must.
  • Must be of high integrity and possess the ability to maintain confidentiality of projects and results.
  • Position requires hands-on data collection. Must be able to navigate production floor, lift 30 lbs., work in a refrigerated environment, and be able to work flexible hours to complete projects or training as necessary.

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