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Post Holdings Inc. Continuous Improvement Engineering Internship in Lenox, Iowa

Brand: Michael Foods Inc.

Categories: Intern

Locations: Lenox, Iowa

Position Type: Intern

Remote Eligible: No

Req ID: 21459

Job Description

Business Unit Overview

Michael 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 Description Michael 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. Responsibilities JOB 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 calculations Data collection and manipulation Process capability analysis Build up spreadsheets and perform other calculation as needed Work with plant engineer and maintenance on equipment trouble shooting and process improvement Be in a team environment and support other team members for activities Communicate cross-functionally to assist team to solve process issues Assist in conducting presentations and formal training programs Assist in developing team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short & long term performance goals Assist in organizing and facilitation team meetings to achieve process continuous improvement process. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

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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)