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Jack Link's Project Engineer Intern - Engineering in Underwood, Iowa

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We’re not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It’s in our DNA. We’ve turned a family recipe into a new snacking category. And the wilderness into the world’s largest meat snack business, that’s still proudly family owned and operated.

We’re a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground. To realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Jack Link’s Protein Snacks is a global leader in snacking and the No. 1 meat snack manufacturer worldwide. Family-owned and operated with headquarters in Minong, Wisconsin, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks also has a large corporate hub in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is made up of over 4,000 passionate team members, across 11 countries, who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products and feeding the journey of those who move things forward. The Jack Link’s Protein Snacks portfolio of brands includes, Jack Link’s, Lorissa’s Kitchen, MATADOR Jerky, BiFi and Peperami.

Join us as a Project Engineer Intern during the summer of 2022! As a Project Engineer Intern, you will learn and contribute to multiple projects utilizing a variety of automation technologies and platforms. You will have the opportunity to learn and work on projects from the design and development phase to field installation and commissioning. Essential duties and responsibilities will be completed in direct partnership with the Engineering Team.

To gain hands-on experience this intern will be located in one or more of our plants and/or distribution centers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and/or Iowa during the summer internship. The location will be determined at a future date based on the specific project(s).

Project Engineer Intern responsibilities:

  • Mechanical Design and 2-D layouts – especially relating to facility as-builts (AutoCad Typical)

  • Project documentation and equipment design specifications

  • PLC Programming (Allen Bradley Typical)

  • System Site Commissioning

  • Facility Operator and Technician Training

  • Project Warranty Support

  • Network communications including communications with manufacturing equipment using VPN.

  • Perform design and engineering functions in accordance with accepted practices and company standards.

  • Prepare project scopes of work, preliminary design concepts, and cost estimates for small projects. Assist in gathering field data and preparing project specifications.

  • Coordinate design with other members of the project team.

  • Prepare scopes of work, bills of material, specifications, cost estimates, and other necessary projects documents.

  • Prepare project correspondence as required.

  • Maintain positive client relationships on projects assigned

  • Pursuing education in Mechanical Engineering or Packaging Engineering

  • Ability to work onsite in our plant and/or distribution centers located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa (location TBD at a future date).

  • General understanding of computer hardware and network technologies and equipment

  • Basic understanding of manufacturing equipment and food processing systems is a plus

  • Understanding of basic electrical circuits

  • Software application experience utilizing Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications MS Office Suite

  • General understanding of PLC programming with troubleshooting capabilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.

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