Creating high quality products
When most people think of Publix, they think of our stores. But to keep our stores well-supplied with quality products, Publix is also a manufacturing company. From purchasing the supplies to making products to printing the advertisements that promote them, our Manufacturing business unit gets the ball rolling for many of the company's operations. Our associates feel a great deal of pride when they see Publix manufactured products in our stores.
Our Team Structure
Manufacturing consists of 12 facilities: four Fresh Foods operations, three Dairy Plants, two Bakery Plants, the Deli Kitchen, Printing Services, Manufacturing/Supply Purchasing, and Corporate Manufacturing.
Our four Fresh Foods operations are located in Lakeland, FL, Deerfield Beach, FL, Jacksonville, FL, and Lawrenceville, GA. They pack high-quality fruits and vegetables in convenient packages for our customers. The Fresh Foods facilities produce approximately 80 million packages of product annually. These facilities employ a total of more than 250 associates.
Our three Dairy Plants are located in Lakeland, FL, Deerfield Beach, FL, and Lawrenceville, GA. They process a total of 100 million gallons of fresh milk per year. They also produce ice cream, bottled water, iced teas, fruit drinks and juices, cultured products, and carbonated beverages. These facilities employ a total of more than 600 associates.
Our two Bakery Plants are in Lakeland, FL and Atlanta, GA. The Lakeland plant is Publix's oldest manufacturing facility. It opened in 1972 with 27 associates and now employs more than 400. The facility is approximately 225,000 square feet in size. Production lines include dry mix, frozen sweet goods, frozen rolls, frozen wire-cut cookies, icings, and fruit fillings. Ready to serve baked products—muffins, crème cakes, cornbread and cupcakes—are processed here as well. The Atlanta Bakery Plant opened in 2004. This 115,000-square-foot facility employs more than 100 associates. It produces frozen pies and rolls that are ready to be baked in our stores.
The Deli Kitchen in Lakeland produces a variety of fully prepared meats and salads according to Publix's demanding quality standards. These foods are designed to save time for customers when they are preparing meals. This 200,000-plus square foot facility employs more than 400 associates.
Printing Services handles more than 182,000 orders each year, including requests to print forms, labels, signs, and newsletters. This department also produces electronic files for Publix's weekly newspaper ads, engraves name badges for retail associates, and handles corporate photography needs.
Our Manufacturing/Supply Purchasing Department is involved in almost every aspect of Publix's operations. MSP supports our Manufacturing facilities, retail associates, and distribution centers by sourcing and negotiating the pricing, terms, and delivery of raw materials, supplies, packaging, and equipment. The department also supports the Corporate Purchasing team with the supplier certification and negotiation of our many Publix brand items.
Our Corporate Manufacturing Team supports the information technology, industrial engineering, accounting, maintenance engineering, logistics planning, and human resource functions in manufacturing.
Because of Publix's strong promote-from-within policy, the following entry-level positions in our production facilities are open to outside candidates.
There are times when semi-skilled and skilled positions in our production facilities are open to outside job seekers. These positions include the following.
In our support departments, the following positions are open to outside job seekers.
How To Apply
For Manufacturing positions, other than entry level, please go to www.publix.jobs/support
to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Manufacturing within the Functional Area selection box.
When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.
For entry level Manufacturing positions, please refer to the employment agency, Adecco. Go to http://www.adeccousa.com/Pages/Welcome.aspx
and click "Apply Now" in the top right hand corner to load your resume. You may indicate that you would prefer to be assigned to Industrial and Manufacturing type positions with Publix Super Markets, Inc. After working at least 90 days as a temporary associate you may be eligible to apply for a full time position, if available.
If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in Lakeland (863-688-7407, ext. 32504) or Atlanta (770-995-0073, ext. 2153).