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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Operations Internship (Summer 2021)

Operations Administrative


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Michael foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocer and potato product and offers exciting job possibilities throughout our organization. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that First in Food – where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact.

We have the honor and responsibility of working in food - a critical infrastructure industry during this time of global crisis. We are working around the clock to keep inventory flowing to our retailers and to help feed the world. We are hiring at many of our manufacturing facilities; this is a great opportunity for those who are now available due to hours being cut at their regular job or being sent home from college temporarily.

JOB SUMMARY:The operations internship position is involved in manufacturing production achievements and implementation of process improvement activities at Michael Foods, Inc. This position should also build capability and provide a pipeline of future talent for Michael Foods.


Be part of the plant operations team; assist with daily production activity by partnering with operations supervisory team and work with CI, Quality, and Maintenance team on process improvements and productivity goals for the Plant.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Adherence to Safety and Environment policy
  • Compliance to Quality and Food Safety requirements
  • Understanding Production Demands, Plans and Requirements at SKU level
  • Leading a team of operators and technicians through day-to-day process execution
  • Tracking, Monitoring and Drive of Key Process Indicators (KPI’s) results
  • OEE and downtime calculations
  • Process Loss
  • Cost Impact
  • Exposure to Key Leadership Competency at work place:
  • Ensure accountability & Direct Works
  • Manage complexity, Ambiguity & Conflict
  • Business insights & Financial Acumen
  • Collaboration & Communicates effectively
  • Decision Quality
  • Value Differences
  • Customer focus
  • Plans and align
  • Opportunity to involved in:
  • Productivity Teams: Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement activities
  • Data collection and manipulation
  • Process and Equipment capability analysis
  • Work with Maintenance and Operations Team on equipment trouble shooting and equipment setup
  • Qualifications:

  • Current enrollment in an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree program related to business management or engineering field.
  • Basic understanding on OEE, plant performance, root cause analysis, process continuous improvement and Six Sigma tools/improvement cycle
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills and be able to influence others.
  • Eager to learn and challenge yourself; self-directed, detail oriented, reliable and strong initiative
  • Strong statistical skills include but not limited to statistical process control (SPC), capability analysis, linear regressions, categorical data analysis and design of experiment (DOE).
  • Microsoft Office user capabilities and any CMMS experience is a plus
  • Be able to work 10 consecutive weeks during the months of May through August 2021.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.



    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The 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)

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