Intern - Operations/Continuous Improvement in Caldwell ID

J.R. Simplot
Intern - Operations/Continuous Improvement
Job ID: 
Caldwell ID
Not Specified
Not Specified
Job Types:
Continuous Improvement Staff, Intern - Manufacturing

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have an Operations/Continuous Improvement Internship open at our North American Food Group Idaho Plant, located in Caldwell, Idaho.

This Internship opportunity is designed to provide a realistic job preview and lay the solid foundation necessary for a future career within Simplot. This is your chance to learn firsthand about The JR Simplot Company and have a direct impact on our food processing and continuous improvement business processes.

As part of the plant operations team, you will participate in and may coordinate continuous improvement and processing activities in the facility on each shift to improve the production of finished products at target specifications, in a food safe environment, to maximize operational efficiencies and meet productivity goals, all while ensuring the safety of all employees.

Key Responsibilities

§ Adherence to Safety and GMP requirements.

§ Comply with Quality and Food Safety requirements.

§ Understand Production Demands, Plans and product specifications

o Tracking, monitoring and gathering data regarding KPI&##39;s:

§ Safety

§ Quality

§ Cost

§ Delivery

§ Exposure to key leadership competencies in the work place:

o Ensure accountability

o Manage complexity, Ambiguity & Conflict

o Business insights & Financial Acumen

o Collaboration & Communicates effectively

o Decision Quality

o Value Differences

o Customer focus

o Plans and align

§ Opportunity to be involved in:

o Productivity Teams: Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement activities

o Data collection and manipulation

o Process and Equipment capability analysis

o Work with Maintenance and Operations Team on equipment trouble shooting and equipment setup

Typical Education

Currently enrolled or a recent graduate, from a nationally accredited educational facility/university. Perferably in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Operations.

Relevant Experience

§ Capable of working full time, shift work, and weekends.

§ Strong mathematical, verbal and written communications skills.

§ Leadership, Coaching, Participative Management style

§ Ability to manage Individual and Team Performance to goals,

Other Information

§ Planning, Organizing, and Self-Directed Be able to work 12 consecutive weeks during the months of May through August 2021.

Job Requisition ID:4757

Travel Required:None

Location(s):FG Idaho Plant - Caldwell

Country:United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

If you require technical assistance, please email us at

Apply Now
Name and email are optional and not part of your application. It will be used solely by to send you new job alerts.

Using means you are agreeing to the Terms of Service of this website.

Red Alert COVID-19 resources.