2017 Spring Engineering Internship / Co-op

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

The J. M. Smucker Company Ripon, WI

Ripon, WI
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


For more than 115 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and natural foods products in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker's , Folgers , Dunkin Donuts , Jif , Crisco , Pillsbury , Eagle Brand , R.W. Knudsen Family , Hungry Jack , Caf Bustelo , Caf Pilon , truRoots , White Lily and Martha White in the United States, along with Robin Hood , Five Roses , Carnation and Bick's in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit www.jmsmucker.com.


2017 Spring Engineering Internship / Co-op


Ripon Plant Engineer


Provide engineering experience to an individual studying within a Mechanical or Chemical Engineering field at the Ripon, Wisconsin Plant. Assist with project management and present to leadership on Smucker Co-op or internship experience.


Perform engineering responsibilities commensurate with your education and training in the Plant Engineering Department of the Ripon Plant. Key responsibilities include:

Manage Capital Projects from inception to completion

* Analyze current manufacturing processes and make improvement recommendations

* Conduct needs assessment with operation teams

* Meet and qualify equipment suppliers

* Research and recommend equipment

* Negotiate equipment purchases and write capital requests

* Supervise installation and start-up as applicable

* Track project schedule and costs

* Write weekly project status reports

* Measure project(s) success via documentation & presentation of the product and cost savings

Perform routine assignments as directed, such as:

* Write operating instructions

* Conduct line efficiency studies

* Update AutoCAD drawings, generate plots, provide prints for distribution


* Junior level ME or ChemE preferred, will consider qualified EE or CE

* Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall

* Management and leadership skills

* Good analytical skills with attention to detail

* Self-directed and goal oriented

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Ability and desire to work in a team environment

* Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and AutoCAD software

* Must be able to lift and/or move up to 65 pounds, stand for extended periods of time, and go up and downstairs on a regular basis

If you have any questions or are interested in applying for this position, please contact:

Teresa Jaeger

HR Manager

(920) 745-6214


The J. M. Smucker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). No person will be discriminated against in any aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.