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Hy-Vee Food Stores Supply Chain Industrial Engineering Internship in West Des Moines, Iowa

At Hy-Vee our people are our strength. We promise “a helpful smile in every aisle” and those smiles can only come from a workforce that is fully engaged and committed to supporting our customers and each other.

Job Description:


Hy-Vee, Inc. is a progressive company focused on retail. To support retail we must continuously review our supply chain practices to ensure we are operating as efficiently as possible while maintaining excellent customer service to our stores and ultimately our customers.

We have openings for interns in our warehouse and manufacturing operations. The positions will be located in Chariton, Cherokee and Des Moines, Iowa. The timeframe is approximately May 20, 2024 to August 16, 2024. This Monday through Friday opportunity will be 40 hours per week. This internship is part of the Hy-Vee Supply Chain Internship program, which includes tours of Hy-Vee’s facilities, organized networking opportunities, and a final presentation to Hy-Vee Supply Chain leadership.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the analysis of l ean, continuous improvement process development by ensuring the accurate application of work measurement concepts

  • Documents elemental breakdown of all job tasks for use in standard operating procedures and training.

  • Performs process analysis to determine productivity barriers; recommend and assist implementing solutions for removing the barriers.

  • Performs method analysis to determine the best method to perform the best practices considering safety, ergonomic, and fatigue factors.

  • Works closely with Plant leadership on Value Stream mapping

  • Evaluate labor productivity utilizing labor management tools.

  • Assist in the maintenance of engineered labor standards.

  • Apply statistical methods and perform mathematical calculations to determine workflow processes, staff requirements, line balancing, root causes issues, etc.

The Successful Candidate will have:

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Experience with team leadership and teamwork, especially outside the classroom

  • Skilled in the following applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written

  • Ability to identify problems, develop and execute solutions

  • Ability to work with basic engineering and mathematical concepts and principles, applying them to practical situations

  • Ability to be successful in a fast-paced environment

  • Relationship-building skills

Minimum Education/Experience Required to Perform Job:

Qualifications include working toward, or recently acquired, a degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or related field.

Interested candidates who meet the qualifications may apply online at

For this position, we also require you to attach your resume, cover letter, and official or unofficial transcript to your application. Please mention in your cover letter or resume the date you will be ready to enter the work force upon graduation. If you have questions about this position, please contact Lisa Stowater at 712-225-1948

Are you ready to smile, apply today.