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Intern Quality Engineer

Salina, Kansas

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Position: Quality Engineer Internship
Location: Salina, KS

About the company: At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony's® 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 with the exception of Co-Ops being Jan - Jun or Jun - Dec) 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
  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits (if hired on full-time)

The Position: Engineer Interns work hands-on within the Plant Engineering and Environmental Health & Safety areas to help identify process improvements, cost savings and work on cross-functional teams throughout the company.

What you will be doing:
  • Work 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 are 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 or Mechanical Engineering or related degree program with an anticipated graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021.
  • GPA of 3.0+ preferred.

Job Type: Non-exempt Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc. Req #: 19011691

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  • Holiday Foods
  • Big Daddy's
  • MINH
  • Mrs. Smith's
  • Edwards
  • Schwan's
  • Red Baron
  • Freschetta
  • Pagoda
  • Tony's
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