Kemin Industries Operations Intern in Des Moines, Iowa


Position Overview

The Kemin Animal Health and Nutrition North America (KANA) Operations Intern will provide support on process improvement projects related to productivity, removing constraints and identifying automation opportunities within the production areas for either the Legacy or Encapsulation departments within KANA.

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. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, and textile markets. We provide product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.

A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,300 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Involvement in process improvement projects within Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health North America

  • Collecting, interpreting and presenting data related to production processes to identify productivity and efficiency opportunities as well as constraints

  • Identify opportunities for automation and capital improvements to increase productivity

  • Collaborating with Operations and Engineering to make recommendations for improvements

What we require of you:

  • Pursuing a Supply Chain or Engineering degree (preferably Industrial Engineering)

  • Highly-detailed and operations oriented, reliable, self-motivated

  • Interacts well in a team environment

  • High attention to detail, ability to multi-task and strong follow-up skills

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with wide variety of individuals at all levels within the company (production personnel, maintenance tech, engineering, management, etc.)

  • Ability to work in a non-climate controlled, dusty environment

What’s in it for you:

  • 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 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.



Job ID2019-5662



Position TypeIntern