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Schwan's Company Manufacturing Intern in Salina, Kansas



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 www.schwanscompany.com.

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:

  • Support production, packaging, or bakery production line to produce products meeting company and USDA food safety requirements.

  • Ensure achievement of objectives relating to team member management, safety, product quality, productivity, yields, and scheduling.

  • Engage in projects supporting operational efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Develop, recommend and implement improvement practices to increase productivity and/or reduce costs.

  • Interpret and analyze data to make informed decisions.

  • Present and discuss findings at multiple levels within Schwan’s, including non-technical audiences.

What the expectations are of you:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, solid interpersonal skills, displays initiative and takes ownership of work.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong time management skills that enable on- time project delivery in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.

  • Must be a confident self-starter who is comfortable overcoming obstacles & driving decisions from areas of ambiguity

  • Candidates should be currently be enrolled in a technical or undergraduate Operations Management, Industrial Management, Supply Chain Management, Food Science or related degree program with an anticipated graduation date of December 2021 or May 2022.

  • GPA of 3.0+ preferred.