Location: Hershey, PA
Pay Level: Intern
Duration: Spring 2021
Process Engineering Intern/Co-Op
This posting is for multiple positions within The Hershey Company’s various engineering groups located in Hershey, PA. The goal of these engineering internship/co-op positions is to provide opportunities for students to gain real world engineering experience in the Consumer-Packaged Goods and Food Processing Industry and to help students develop professionally in a progressive manner with an increasing amount of responsibility. The differences between these groups are listed below. All positions will give you an excellent opportunity to gain real world experience while working under the supervision of experienced Process Engineers to meet the Company goals pertaining to process design, product commercialization, or continuous improvement. These positions are ideally suited for students who are interested in and capable of working multiple rotations (semesters) starting in January for the Spring 2021 semester. Rotations can be continuous or alternate with schooling.
Typical Student assignments & responsibilities may include:
Designing and conducting pilot and production scale processes and tests, documenting and evaluating data, and writing technical reports
Identifying process equipment through testing, establishing equipment operating parameters, and providing process flows diagrams
Specifying, purchasing, installing, and commissioning new process equipment.
Preparing proper documentation of project work, including PFD's, P&ID's, engineering calculations, process design documentation, and process test reports
Performing material balance, fluid flow and heat transfer calculations
Working with multidisciplinary teams including personnel from manufacturing, product development, analytical research, quality assurance, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, packaging engineering, equipment manufacturers, and installation contractors
Designing, troubleshooting and optimizing manufacturing processes and products
Process Optimization position:
The Process Optimization Group provides technical and engineering resources to support the continuous improvement goals within the US operations group.
Hands on plant optimization and troubleshooting of processes and product formulations
Supporting reformulation of existing products
Validation of reformulation and processes from lab to manufacturing implementation
Investigating and validating alternative manufacturing technologies for existing products
Product Commercialization Engineering position:
The Product Commercialization engineering group is responsible for providing engineering support for the development of new confectionery and snack products and processes to deliver successful manufacturing solutions for the growth and innovation efforts at Hershey.
Determining manufacturing feasibility by testing and evaluating products and processes in the Hershey pilot plant or at vendor facilities.
Developing process flow diagrams and identifying and documenting key processing parameters for each unit operation.
Supporting product sample production for consumer testing and sales samples.
Providing production startup support and training.
Corporate Engineering, Process Engineering position:
The corporate Process Engineering group is responsible for development & execution of medium to large capital projects at all manufacturing facilities with a strong focus on North America.
Developing design concepts, capital estimates & functional specifications for potential capital projects. Project management of approved projects.
Specification, purchase, installation & commissioning of process equipment & systems
Hands on role in production environment for installation, commissioning, and start-up of designed systems
Must be an undergraduate student majoring in Chemical, Mechanical, Agricultural, Biological, Food, Electrical or Automation Engineering, or similar program from an ABET accredited engineering program at the sophomore level or higher.
Passionate with a strong desire to make a difference
Intellectually curious and able to deal with ambiguity and to learn on the fly
Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
Ability to apply understanding of sciences (biology, chemistry, food technology, engineering) and mathematics to provide technical support to the business
Action oriented with good planning and prioritization skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and work both independently and in multidisciplinary groups/teams with a high level of motivation
Good organizational and interpersonal skills along with creativity, flexibility, and initiative
A desire to work hands-on in the laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing environments with equipment & products.
Proficiency with common Windows based computer software programs, including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access.
Experience or familiarity with AutoCAD, MathCAD, SAP, and programming languages is preferred
Eligibility to work in the United States for any employer
A valid Drivers’ License and a means of reliable transportation
Willingness and ability to travel and work in our North American manufacturing facilities or other assignments as required, up to 50% of the time
Availability to work on a flexible schedule from time to time including off-shifts and weekends
Ability to lift fifty pounds
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans