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Post Holdings Maintenance Intern- Summer 2020 in Lenox, Iowa



The Maintenance internship position is involved in maintenance activities at Michael Foods, Inc. This position should also build capability and provide a pipeline of future talent for Michael Foods.


Be part of the plant maintenance team; assist with maintenance plan execution and Maintenance equipment uptime improvements efforts.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Adherence to Safety and Environment policy

  • Compliance to Quality and Food Safety requirements

  • Leading a team of technicians through day-to-day process execution, on equipment trouble shooting and work with operations team on equipment setup

  • Tracking, Monitoring and Drive of Key Process Indicators (KPI’s) results

  • OEE, Maintenance PM Compliance & Mechanical Downtime

  • Exposure to Key Leadership Competency at work place:

  • Ensure accountability & Direct Works

  • Manage complexity, Ambiguity & Conflict

  • Business insights & Financial Acumen

  • Collaboration & Communicates effectively

  • Diagnose and repair:

  • Mechanical power transmission equipment:

  • Gear boxes, mechanical drives, variable speed applications, and Servo motors

  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

  • Cylinders, valves, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration and lubrication devices

  • Subjection to:

  • Basic electrical AC/DC troubleshooting.

  • Welding, sanitary welding, pipe fitting, soldering, rigging application and use of mechanical tools, hand tools, and power tools and machine shop to machine within specific tolerance using various measuring equipment. Vernier, calipers, and depth gauges etc.

  • Read and decipher mechanical drawings, schematics, and piping diagrams.


  • 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 cycle

  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills and be able to influence others.

  • Eager to learn and challenge yourself; self-directed, detail oriented, reliable and strong initiative

  • Strong statistical skills include but not limited to statistical process control (SPC), capability analysis, linear regressions, categorical data analysis and design of experiment (DOE).

  • Microsoft Office user capabilities and any CMMS experience is a plus

  • Be able to work 10 consecutive weeks during the months of May through August 2019.EOE/AAP

  • 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)