Operations Intern

Date: May 5, 2024

Location: Hiram, OH, US, 44234-1806

Company: Great Lakes Cheese

Job Overview

Great Lakes Cheese is seeking an intern at our Manchester, Tennessee and Plymouth, Wisconsin locations. At GLC, you have the opportunity to grow, optimize your performance and unlock your ambitions through positions in many areas of the organization. While working independently or in a team environment, you develop leadership and critical thinking skills to help build a foundation for your career. Internships at GLC allow students to gain real job experience and receive on-the-job training that focuses on our technologies and methodologies. From the start, interns are challenged to demonstrate their strengths and apply their knowledge to help us achieve our business strategy. This position is a paid internship, and the candidate must be geographically mobile. 


We are looking for an Operations intern to join our team for a ten-week period lasting from June-August. This internship requires 40 hours of on-site work per week. Our paid internship program provides an opportunity for students to assist the team in driving the continuous improvement efforts to improve key business results in safety, quality, efficiencies, labor costs, packaging costs, SPC consumption, and production yields. 

Job Responsibilities

  • ​​​​Develop standardized settings and boundaries on operational equipment to reduce variable settings.
  • Use data collection to improve change overs, center-lining, and standardized recipes. 
  • Use data collection to reduce film usage, trim, and giveaway. 
  • Assist in building Infinity QS database and work instructions. 
  • Use continuous improvement tools and data analysis to determine top drivers of downtime and costs in Production. Identify root cause and corrective actions to drive improvement. 
  • Participate in a variety of business projects and opportunities as part of the GLC Intern Association.
  • Participate in a variety of personal and professional developmental workshops.
  • Participate and execute in a community service project in alignment with GLC’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
  • Up to 20% travel required (if needed).
  • All GLC interns are expected to perform any assignment or job task according to the stated safety policies and procedures.
  • All GLC interns are expected to produce our products in a manner that exceeds the quality and value expectation of our customers and consumers by adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices, Policies and Procedures outlined in our Safe Quality Food Program.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the manager.

Required Education and Experience

Actively enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Management, or related field.
Only undergradute students will be considered for this role. 
Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Must be legally authorized to work for a company in the U.S. without sponsorship both now and in the future. 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Problem solving skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and team skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative, able to work well independently.

Working Conditions

• Work is performed in an office setting.

EEOC & Disclaimer

Great Lakes Cheese is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.