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Operations Intern - Minong

Company: Jack Link's
Location: Minong
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. Were not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. Its in our DNA. Weve turned a family recipe into the worlds largest meat snack business, thats still proudly family owned and operated.Were 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. Its a journey we share with you. Its the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our categorywith a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.At Jack Links 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 Worlds #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?Join the team, make a difference, be part of something bigger.Link Snacks, Ink (Jack Links) is the #1 Meat Snack brand in the U.S. Headquartered in Minong, Wisconsin, Link Snacks is a family-owned and operated company that represents a heritage of quality, safety and innovation. The company is made up of passionate team members who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products. Sold in more than 40 countries, the Link Snacks family of companies owns a portfolio of brands that includes Jack Links, Lorissas Kitchen, Wild River, Golden Island, MATADOR, BiFi, and Peperami.Our goal is to place dynamic and driven students in our business to manage projects which support strategic goals, while learning about the real business world and gaining valuable hands-on experience.The operations intern is responsible for assisting with the successful completion of projects throughout their experience. Projects can be related to process improvements, mechanical or electrical equipment reliability issues, problem solving of production problems, process control data collection, or project engineering.This position will work closely with all areas of the company; primarily Plant Operations, Continuous Improvement, Continuous Skill Development, Quality, Engineering, and R&D. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected of this position. This position requires exercising independent judgement to perform the responsibilities herein. This position will be carried out in accordance with company policies and procedures. As the student gains increased knowledge and experience, he/she will become responsible for completing independent projects.Through this opportunity, the intern will apply concepts learned in engineering classes to real world experience. Interns will develop an understanding of an Engineer's role in an industrial setting and the general operations of a manufacturing facility. They will also expand their technical skills, with industrial equipment knowledge, pertinent computer hardware and software, and machine integrationDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The core responsibilities may fall into two main categories: project improvement where the Intern will be working independently and with other departments to identify and execute process and product improvement opportunities. The second category is Supervisory where the Intern will work with Department management to learn and improve the overall management process. Within these categories the Intern will be accountable for:
  • Maintaining and communicating all data to department managers for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting.
  • Collecting and Providing analysis which includes, productivity improvements, cost analysis, and capacity utilization
  • Assist with process documentation
  • Assisting team with optimizing assembly flow and process to minimize
  • Collection and reporting of metrics and trends routinely to the plant
  • Assist with engineering opportunities to improve or reduce costs and enhance product consistency / quality
  • Follow Lean Manufacturing Processes; team building, consistency in high quality, preventative maintenance, good work place conditions, productive work, etc.Measurable output:
  • Intern will develop a final presentation on their experience; highlighting project work, accomplishments, and insight on Jack Links as a company.Minimum Requirements:
    • Working towards a Bachelorof Science degree in Operations Management, Business Management, Supply Chain Management or Engineering related discipline. Depending on major should be familiar with Lean, Six Sigma, Automation design, Linear Programing, RfS, and Management tools
    • Strong statistical skills
    • Strong computer skills in particular Excel, Mini Tab and AutoCAD
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Comfortable in a fast paced, changing environment.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with various manufacturing and corporate functional groups.
    • Must be flexible and able to work well in a team environment.
    • Strong project planning skills.
    • Excellent analytical skills.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Junior or Senior Status in degree program.
      • Understand CAD drawings for packaging materials and machine tooling.
      • Experience with flexible film.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:Jack Links 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.E-VERIFY:Jack Links is participant in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For information about the E-Verify program, please visit:http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employeesAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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