MICHAEL FOODS Operations Internship in NORWALK, 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 Norwalk, Iowa is a southern suburb in the Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area. We are known for knowing our neighbors and enjoying a great quality of life! Our location produces high quality precooked egg patties as well as various French Toast products. Responsibilities JOB SUMMARY: The operations internship position is involved in manufacturing production achievements 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 operations team; assist with daily production activity by partnering with operations supervisory team and work with CI, Quality, and Maintenance team on process improvements and productivity goals for the Plant.Major responsibilities include:Adherence to Safety and Environment policyCompliance to Quality and Food Safety requirementsUnderstanding Production Demands, Plans and Requirements at SKU levelLeading a team of operators and technicians through day-to-day process executionTracking, Monitoring and Drive of Key Process Indicators (KPI's) resultsOEE and downtime calculationsProcess LossCost ImpactExposure to Key Leadership Competency at work place:Ensure accountability and Direct WorksManage complexity, Ambiguity and ConflictBusiness insights and Financial AcumenCollaboration and Communicates effectivelyDecision QualityValue DifferencesCustomer focusPlans and alignOpportunity to involved in:Productivity Teams: Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement activitiesData collection and manipulationProcess and Equipment capability analysisWork with Maintenance and Operations Team on equipment trouble shooting and equipment setup QualificationsQualifications:Current enrollment in a Bachelor's or Master's Degree program related to business management or engineering field.Basic understanding on OEE, plant performance, root cause analysis, process continuous improvement and Six Sigma tools/improvement cycleExcellent verbal and oral communication skills and be able to influence others.Eager to learn and challenge yourself; self-directed, detail oriented, reliable and strong initiativeStrong 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 plusBe able to work 10 consecutive weeks during the months of May through August 2023.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, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or a physical or mental disability.