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Summer 2024 Intern, Orrville Operations Engineering

Your Opportunity as a Operations Engineering Intern 

As an intern within Operations, you will work with operating technicians and salaried employees to collect data and learn the manufacturing process to create process improvement opportunities, complete and manage projects, and effectively document and communicate results.  


Location: Orrville, OH


Work Arrangements: On-site, 100% in-person expectation  


In this role you will:  

Work closely with manufacturing technicians on the plant floor to develop process improvement areas and understand manufacturing processes 

Coordinate activities of contractors, hourly technicians, and other resources 

Prepare standard reports and documentation to communicate results 

Manage projects wholistically from scope development, capital appropriation, implementation, commissioning, and verification 

Collect, analyze, and utilize data to execute improvements while interfacing with salaried employees and technicians to deliver effective initiatives 


What we are looking for:  

A rising junior or senior standing in school with requisite educational experience in engineering – Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Industrial engineering is preferred. 

A GPA of 3.0 or higher  

A well-rounded skill set including the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 

Must be able to work in both an office and plant environment and comply with all safety procedures 

A passion to help in our Inclusion, Diversity & Equity journey – working toward a thriving community where everyone feels mutual respect, a sense of belonging and can express their whole selves 


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 competitive compensation package and paid corporate holidays 

Employee discount at our Company Store and website 

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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