Schwan's Company Engineering Intern in Operational Excellence - Atlanta, GA in Marshall, Minnesota


At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail- grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's, visit

About the Program:

  • 12-week long internship program (Typically May-August)

  • Opportunity to work on and take responsibility for exciting, strategic projects that are relevant to your coursework with real-world applications

  • Exposure to upper level management, executives and the CEO

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. Internships at Schwan’s often lead to full- time job opportunities upon graduation

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits (if hired on full-time)

What you will be doing -

  • Leads process improvement initiatives to identify and eliminate waste and non-value added work utilizing manufacturing practices such as Lean, Six Sigma, and HPO.

  • Provides support from a Manufacturing perspective in the development and validation of new capacity and processes.

  • Develops proposals that include return on investment, benefits and alternatives for special projects.

  • Works closely with Plant personnel to develop or enhance new processes within the manufacturing facility.

  • Assists in identifying bottleneck points in the value stream analysis and identifies projects for increasing capacity.

  • Provides leadership and lean training to Plant personnel .

  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.


  • Candidates should currently be enrolled in an undergraduate Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or related degree program with an anticipated graduation date of December 2019 or May 2020.

  • GPA of 3.0+ preferred.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.

Req #: 18009579