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Intern - Process Improvement

Company: Pacific Seafood Group
Location: South Bend
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Pacific Seafood offers a unique, 12-week internship program that gives interns the chance to make an immediate impact on our company. Starting with a structured orientation week at our corporate headquarters near Portland, Ore, you'll be able to meet the team and learn the full scope of our business. Throughout the summer months, you'll dive deep into a meaningful project for our company, which you'll then present to our executive leadership team at the end of your internship. For graduating seniors looking to kickstart your career, there are plenty of opportunities to stay on full-time at the conclusion of your internship! Start your professional career with us, where we can invest in your development as a business professional, and build valuable leadership, work-ethic, and team-work capabilities!

At Pacific Seafood, we do more than just provide the world with the healthiest proteins on the planet. We are a family-owned business that is committed to the personal and professional growth of our team members, where we create opportunities for advancement and reward individual initiative and innovation. As a leader in the seafood industry, we know that the key to our success is investing in our people and inspiring our shared commitment to the core values of our Diamond Philosophy: Productivity, Quality, Excellence, and Teamwork.

As a key member of our growing team, the Process Improvement Intern will be responsible for analyzing and recommending improvements to the daily processing, production, and operations by conducting time studies. This exposure will allow you the opportunity to partner with various team members and others to learn about our current processes, systems, and procedures to identify and implement quantifiable improvements.

Salary: $18 per hour

Key Responsibilities

  • Be a role model in projecting and applying The Pacific Group Diamond Philosophy (Productivity, Quality, Excellence and Teamwork) at all times
  • Partner with team members to develop an understanding of the entire seafood production process, associated process flows, and costing models through hands-on experience, observation and analysis.
  • Create and conduct time studies for various items
  • Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of processes (including the use of continuous improvement, project management and change management practices).
  • Collect and analyze data to help streamline our processes
  • Focus on improving cost, labor, and process efficiency
  • Document current-state processes and prepare future-state project proposals, summaries and performance measurements.
  • Observe and analyze plant operations using various process improvement methodologies (Six Sigma, Lean, or TQM, etc.) and make recommendations which lead to efficiency gains, expense reduction, improved quality and service enhancements.
  • Develop systems and processes for finding efficiencies, identifying process waste and person/process idle points.
  • Create monitoring tools and processes to measure and document KPI performance, efficiency gains and cost savings of process improvement recommendations.
  • Prepare project overview and present findings to executive leadership.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

    What You Bring to Pacific Seafood

    Required
    • Pursuit of a Business related undergraduate/graduate degree
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
      Preferred
      • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • Prior work experience in a related field and a professional office environment
      • Strong math and cost modeling experience.
      • Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering coursework, knowledge of food production a plus.
      • Experience with various process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean, or TQM Associated topics: cultivate, fertilize, forklift, fork lift, garden, manage, plant, production management, prune, transplant

Keywords: Pacific Seafood Group, Tacoma , Intern - Process Improvement, Other , South Bend, Washington

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