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MICHAEL FOODS Continuous Improvement Engineering Internship in LENOX, Iowa

Business Unit OverviewMichael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food. Location DescriptionMichael Foods, Inc. located in Lenox, Iowa and often called the "Pearl of the Prairie" is where you can find small town living, focused on family and friends, with big city amenities not far from reach in Des Moines, Omaha, and Kansas City. Located in southwest Iowa, Taylor county, with a population of around 1400, the Lenox area reaches far beyond the city limits with beautiful and productive fields of corn, beans, and other croplands. Lenox holds an amazing four day Rodeo every July and is home to a beautiful 36-9 hole golf course, several fishing and boating lakes, great area hunting, a beautiful city park with swimming pool, and many picnic parks. The MFI location in Lenox produces primarily pre-cooked egg patties. With its friendly atmosphere, safe environment, and progressive spirit, Lenox is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. ResponsibilitiesJOB SUMMARY: The continuous improvement engineering internship position is involved in productivity analysis and implementation of process improvement activities at Michael Foods, Inc. This position should also build capability and provide a pipeline of future talent for Michael Foods. JOB ACTIVIIES: Be part of the plant continuous improvement team; assist process improvement with industrial engineer on the development of projects and/or process improvement. Major responsibilities include:OEE and downtime calculationsData collection and manipulationProcess capability analysisBuild up spreadsheets and perform other calculation as neededWork with plant engineer and maintenance on equipment trouble shooting and process improvementBe in a team environment and support other team members for activitiesCommunicate cross-functionally to assist team to solve process issuesAssist in conducting presentations and formal training programsAssist in developing team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short and long term performance goalsAssist in organizing and facilitation team meetings to achieve process continuous improvement process. QualificationsQUALIFICATIONS:Current enrollment in a Bachelor's or Master's Degree program related to mechanical, industrial, chemical or electrical engineering field.Understand the engineering principles; having a basic understanding on heat transfers and being able to conduct some basic thermodynamic calculation. Passing the Fundamental Engineering Test is expected but not required.Basic understanding on OEE, plant performance, root cause analysis, process continuous improvement and Six Sigma tools/improvement cycles; excellent verbal and oral communication skills and be able to influence others.Strong statistical skills include but not limited to statistical process control (SPC), capability analysis, linear regressions, categorical data analysis and design of experiment (DOE).Strong computer competency; some programming experience is expected but not required: such as Excel-VBA and SQL. Understanding on database will be a plus.Be able to work 10 consecutive weeks during the months of May through August 2019.Eager to learn and challenge yourself; self-directed, detail oriented, reliable and strong initiative.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.Michael Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, vetera

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