Manufacturing Intern

Amy's Kitchen, Inc.

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Pocatello, ID

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


The Manufacturing Intern is assigned targeted projects at one of Amy’s manufacturing plants that add value in Safety, Employee Engagement, Quality / Food Safety, Delivery, Productivity, and Cost.  The internship program is full-time work for a seasonal period (typically 8-10 weeks), so the projects need to be selected to allow the Intern to lead them through to completion during their time at Amy’s.  Most of the Manufacturing Intern’s work will be assigned by their manager; however, the Intern can propose additional value-added projects to work on that should be reviewed and approved in advance by the manager.  At the conclusion of the Intern’s season at Amy’s, they will present deliverables, key learnings, and any pending next steps for each of their projects to the plant leadership team and to any other impacted stakeholders (both internal and external to the plant).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • For each assigned project, works collaboratively with key stakeholders to build a project charter, to include:  Problem definition, scope, deliverables, timeline, owners, and support/resources needed.
  • Directly assumes ownership of a significant portion of tasks for each project (vs assigning tasks to other stakeholders).
  • Ensures project tasks are completed within the specified timeline and with the specified support/resources.
  • When project scope, timelines, deliverables, or support/resources need to be modified, proactively communicates the change and reason why to all impacted stakeholders.  Proposes an acceptable alternate path forward, ensuring the stakeholders approve the change request.
  • Proactively builds effective relationships with all stakeholders and with any Amy’s vendors providing support on projects.  Leverages the relationships to gain subject matter expertise to help solve the problem identified in the project charter.
  • Presents summary of each project’s deliverables, key learnings, and any next steps to plant leadership and to any impacted stakeholders.  Utilizes data to demonstrate validation of deliverables.  Proposes a plan to address any next steps from each project.
  • It is the responsibility of all employees to uphold the mission of the Amy’s Food Safety and Quality Policy.  This includes following all Food Safety and Sustainability programs and participating in all required training.






Qualifications and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Attending four-year college or university to attain Bachelor's degree (B.S., or B.A.); or already awarded Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university.



  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, project leadership, analytical, and reasoning skills.
  • Self-starter and a team player that will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment with a sense of urgency.




Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to make effective presentations on complex topics to plant management and other stakeholders.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.
  • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis


Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables



None required.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, cold (coolers and freezers) and hot (processing equipment) conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The noise level in the work environment can be loud.