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Quality Engineering Intern

Pasadena, Texas

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Food Safety Quality Engineer Intern - Summer 2021

Plant Location: Houston, TX

About the Company:

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit

About the Program:

  • 12-week long internship program. (Typically May-August)
  • Opportunity to work on and take responsibility for exciting, strategic projects that are relevant to your coursework with real-world applications.
  • Exposure to upper level management, executives and the CEO.
  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. Internships at Schwan’s often lead to full- time job opportunities upon graduation.
  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees.
  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled.

What you will be doing:

  • Works with Maintenance, Production, Safety, Corporate Engineering, and R&D to identify and implement major cost savings projects involving new processes, new technology, and/or new ingredient.
  • Assists with development of machinery and systems specifications and provides ongoing support for revisions and updates.
  • Assists with development, documentation, and presentation of conceptual layouts, feasibility studies, budgetary estimates, etc.
  • Conducts studies of processes on existing lines: make recommendations based upon opportunities to increase productivity, reduce cost, and improve quality.
  • Identifies basic process improvement and cost reduction projects by providing facility audits and analysis of existing production lines and processes.
  • Assists with capital projects within established schedules and budgets; including equipment selection, line layout engineering, integration and controls, project scope and documentation, purchase order origination, invoice tracking, startup support, ergonomic designs, etc.
  • Develops, estimates and presents preliminary capital proposals including return on investment, benefits and alternatives.

What the expectations are of you:

  • Highly motivated self-starter who displays initiative and takes ownership of work.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and assignments.
  • General understanding of industrial process and control systems.
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity & overcome obstacles.
  • Effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.


  • Candidates should be currently be enrolled in an undergraduate Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related degree program with an anticipated graduation date of December 2021 or May 2022.
  • GPA of 3.0+ preferred.




Job Type: Non-exempt Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc. Req #: 20003930

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Brand Logos
  • Big Daddy's
  • Edwards
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • MINH
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's