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Kemin Industries Application Engineer Intern in Des Moines, Iowa


We are seeking an Application Engineer Intern to join out Kemin Application Solutions Department. This person will work on building application equiptment at the KAS facility. This will be based in our KAS facility in Des Moines, IA.

We Are Kemin  

We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us.  

We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century.   

We are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.  

For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to customers around the world .   

Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

As a Kemin team member, you’ll receive…

  • A competitive financial package - in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays.

  • Robust health and wellness support - we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.

  • Continued learning opportunities - Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.

  • The chance to give back to our world - Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives.

  • Opportunities to support our valued educators - Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours.


  • Build systems in house with an application engineer.

  • Help with inventory of parts and materials located in the KAS shop.

  • Assist in shipping, repair, and replacement of parts to customers.

  • Building assembles (air assist nozzles, PLC boxes and standard system boxes).

  • Housekeeping – weekly cleaning of the shop area.


  • Pursuing a Chemical, Industrial, Electrical or Agricultural Engineering degree.

  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) experience is highly desired.

  • Working knowledge of electrical wiring practices, components and schematics is highly desired.

  • Working knowledge of liquid pumping, piping, flow and pressure calculations is highly desired.

  • Ability to work productively in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.

  • Strong organizational skills, including ability to be operations oriented, reliable and self-motivated.

  • Interacts well in team environment.

  • Ability to multi-task, and strong follow-up skills.

  • Excellent written/oral communication and coordination skills, with ability to understand equipment needs and potential issues.

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with a wide variety of internal customers at all levels within the company (sales, customer service, product managers, finance, executives) and external customers.

    As a condition of employment, Kemin will require you to provide documentation showing you have received a COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Kemin is an equal opportunity employer, and all reasonable accommodation will be considered. .

    A post-offer background check and drug screen is required. Additional pre-employment requirements may be necessary based on position.

LocationUS-IA-Des Moines

Posted Date2 weeks ago(11/16/2021 4:21 PM)

Job ID 2021-7527

Positions 1

Category Sales

Position Type Temporary Part-Time