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Process Engineering Intern

Company: Associated Milk Producers Inc.
Location: Portage
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT AMPI:AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation's American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative's award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.JOB SUMMARY:The Process Engineer Intern is provided the opportunity to have hands on experience throughout the manufacturing facility. Valuable time is spent learning the production process including pasteurized process slices, loaves and natural shreds. The Intern will gain a variety of knowledge in the maintenance department and work on a project that includes installing and optimizing CMMS software. The summer internship is from May to August.This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:The intern will learn what it's like to supervise in a food manufacturing facility. The intern will have the opportunity to work on a project and give a presentation at the end of the internship to share what you learned. You will follow, learn and work with our leadership team to gain hands on experience in the following areas:Production Leadership:Gains working relationships with leadership including teaching, effective communication methods, an understanding of company policy and procedures and learning to enforce them.Learn to trouble shoot production problems. Lead production workers to brainstorm root causes and identify appropriate corrective actions.Production:Learn the operation of the production process including pasteurized process slices, loaves and natural shreds.Participates in staff planning and process improvements.Actively meet and speak with production employees to learn various aspects and responsibilities of their jobs.Acquire current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments and applicable laws related to production in a dairy manufacturing environment.Attend daily huddle meeting and complete tasks as assigned.Have a continuous improvement mindset when spending time on the floor, finding quick wins and completing projects as needed.Safety:Learns and assists with safety, health and environmental programs.Works in a safe manner at all times and wears all required personal protective equipment to perform specified jobs.Collects data to determine effectiveness of implemented process improvements.Participates in safety committee meetings.Quality:Learn and assist with quality inspections including finish product, regulatory, compliance, pest control, employee GMPs, training compliance and HACCP compliance.Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.Learn to anticipate, trouble shoot and resolve problems with GMPs and/or sanitation quickly.Perform documentation review and inspection of materials, packaging and finished product.Actively meet and speak with quality employees to learn various aspects and responsibilities of their jobs.Sanitation:Participates in programs and procedures required to ensure plant's master sanitation program.Learn and assist with conducting pre-operational and routine sanitation inspections.Maintenance:Work on projects to improve employee, process and plant efficiencies.Actively meet and speak with maintenance employees to learn the various aspects and responsibilities of their jobs and to communicate about production issues.Learn to work safety and efficiently, while maintaining accuracy.Work closely with maintenance team and planner to implement and install CMMS software for the plant.The Intern schedule may vary based on the department and start up and shut down times, but the typical work week will be Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm from May to August.An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:High School Diploma/GEDCurrently enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor, or Master's degree program in engineering with an interest in expanding knowledge in the food manufacturing industry. Chemical, mechanical or industrial engineering program preferred.Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.EducationRequiredSome college or better in Engineering or related fieldSkillsPreferredAdaptability Skills(Intermediate)Communication Skills(Intermediate)Interpersonal SkillsBehaviorsPreferredDetail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done wellLeader: Inspires teammates to follow themDedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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)

Keywords: Associated Milk Producers Inc., Madison , Process Engineering Intern, Engineering , Portage, Wisconsin

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