Operations Intern

ConAgra Foods (www.conagrafoodscareers.com/)
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Build your career at ConAgra Foods.  At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace.

Job Summary

Summer internship involving productivity analysis and implementation of continuous improvement activities at ConAgra Foods manufacturing plants.

We offer an excellent working environment, comprehensive benefits and competitive salary. Successful completion of a drug-screening and background check is a condition of employment. Candidates with a legal right to work in the United States may apply. ConAgra Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V

Position Responsibilities

1. Yield Loss Awareness & Elimination:
Educate production operators and supervisors on cost savings opportunities through analysis & communication of the financial impact of raw material and packaging yield loss; support loss reduction activities

2. Quality Process Mapping:
Develop process maps and flowcharts and identify potential food contamination risk areas. Work with teams to reduce and eliminate contamination risk.

3. Skills Assessment and Training Materials Development:
Assist in building training materials and workshop curriculum for hourly, supervisory & management personnel; support training workshops and web-based seminars

4. Process Control Analysis & Productivity Improvement:
Develop process maps; conduct Measurement System Analysis and make recommendations regarding adequacy and improvement of measurement systems; collect data and do determine statistical significance of input variables; conduct process capability analysis and provide recommendations to reduce variation and improve yield.

Proficiencies Gained:

  • Collaboration and team building skills
  • Unique approaches to Root Cause and Gap Analysis
  • Analytical and data evaluation
  • Hands on manufacturing experience


Position Qualifications: Exucation and Experience

  • Current enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program related to Engineering, Operations or Supply Chain Management, or Food Science
  • Minimum GPA 2.8


Traits of Successful Incumbents:

  • Strong results orientation.
  • Demonstrated strengths in relationship building, problem solving and conflict management.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and methodology
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong computer competency. Experience with MS suite of products desirable.

    Physical Demands:
    No heavy labor involved, but significant amount of work on the manufacturing plant floor

    Disclaimer: This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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