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.
- 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.
- 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.