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6-month co-op/Internship, Corporate Engineering

Your Opportunity as a Corporate Engineering Intern 

As an intern within our Corporate Engineering Organization, you will work on a Process Engineering Team supporting Research and Development. You will work on research projects that involve designing and executing experiments in the laboratory and pilot plant, develop and conduct tests to evaluate potential processing changes, or prove out new process technology for new products and equipment. You will have the opportunity to lead your own projects, while also gaining exposure to broader company initiatives. 


Location: Orrville, Corporate Offices 


Work Arrangements: Hybrid, 25% in office expectations  

Must be available for a 6-month duration


In this role you will:  

Partner closely with scientists, engineers, and technicians to complete multiple projects, analyze data, and present results to company leadership. 

Apply fundamental engineering principles to design and conduct experiments on pilot scale manufacturing equipment and analytical instruments. 

Interface as needed with equipment suppliers, manufacturing facilities and cross-functional business partners to achieve project goals. 

Develop foundational knowledge as an engineer in the food industry, with a focus on optimizing processes, equipment, and finished product attributes. 


What we are looking for:  

A Freshman, Sophomore or Junior standing in school with requisite educational experience in Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering  

A GPA of 3.0 or higher   

A well-rounded skill set including strong time-management, the ability to work flexible/varied hours (some overtime may be needed), comfort in working in a laboratory, pilot plant, and plant environments and the ability to commit to multiple rotations at a variety of locations (including plants) throughout your academic career  


Why the J.M. Smucker Company’s Internship Program is Right for You 

Looking for a world-class internship program at a Fortune 500 company? At Smucker, we’re committed to offering you that world-class experience and the opportunity to:  

Learn: Realize your potential in a collaborative, supportive environment where you’re part of the Smucker Family and challenged to be your best.   

Grow: Receive hands-on training from a dedicated mentor and connect with peers and leaders across our Company.   

Lead: Contribute to high-profile projects that support our strategic priorities along with opportunities to get involved in many ways including our continued progress on the journey to become the organization we expect to be on inclusion, diversity and equity. We firmly believe that an inclusive environment and diverse organization strengthens our Company and enables every employee to reach their full potential.  


Beyond the purposeful work you'll be doing each day, we offer a wide variety of perks to help make your experience a memorable one. Examples include: 

Unique opportunities to network and engage with company leadership 

Participate in tailored professional development sessions 

Take part in networking events and outings with fellow interns 

A fully equipped fitness center with a basketball court, indoor walking track and rec league sports 

The Orchard, our gourmet cafeteria serving breakfast and lunch, with specials derived from seasonal and local ingredients 

A competitive compensation package and paid corporate holidays 

Employee discount at our Company Store 

Housing stipend for those relocating for their internship 


Learn more about working at Smucker: 

Our Internship Program 

Our Thriving Together Philosophy Supporting All Impacted by Our Business  

Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity  


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