Overview

Indiana Packers Corporation (IPC) is a fully integrated retail, foodservice and private label producer of fresh and processed meats based in Delphi, Indiana. Since the start of operations in 1991, we have experienced rapid growth from a single pork processing company into a multi-plant diversified producer of fresh and processed meats, with locations throughout America’s Heartland and revenues of approximately $1.5B. We are best known for our national brand Kentucky Legend (the best-selling boneless ham brand in the United States) as well as several well-known regional brands, including Indiana Kitchen, Fischer’s, Field, Mickelberry’s, Kentuckian Gold, and Scott Pete. We have additional processing facilities in Frankfort, Indiana; Holland, Michigan; and Owensboro, Kentucky.

An Engineering Intern with Indiana Packers provides a “hands-on” experience for 12 continuous weeks starting in May or June of 2022. Each engineering intern will be assigned a project giving the opportunity to actively contribute to a global Pork manufacturing facility, while building a solid understanding of the food processing industry.

Education requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at a Nationally accredited college university seeking a degree in engineering or technology.
  • Students entering either their Junior or Senior year preferred. (will consider Soph in good academic standing)
  • Preferred majors include process engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering and corresponding technology degrees. Other engineering disciplines will be reviewed.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Contacting vendors, obtaining quotes, writing purchase orders, project accounting documentation.
  • Developing specifications, obtaining quotes from contractors, scheduling work, overseeing implementation.
  • Working with engineering staff on project installation, start-up and testing.
  • Communicating engineering project documentation with operations, maintenance, quality assurance and accounting.
  • Generating project documentation with the engineering staff.
  • Promote Safety in the plant and around machinery

Key Learning Opportunities:

  • Professional communication of technical data to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Planning and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • How to work through adversity for a project start-up in time critical situations.
  • How to schedule and implement projects in a food plant environment while maintaining compliance with federal regulations for safety, food safety and operational requirements.
  • How to learn and meet the needs of various departments in a corporation through engineering design and communication.

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