Hormel Foods Corporation Industrial Engineering Intern in Austin, Minnesota

Industrial Engineer Intern

Company Description:

Inspired People. Inspired Food.™

Established in 1891, Hormel Foods Corporation is a $9.5 billion Fortune 500 company based in Austin, Minn. Founded upon a commitment to the highest standards of food safety and product quality, Hormel Foods continues to expand as a global maker and marketer of consumer-branded foods. Even after 125 years, Hormel Foods follows the vision of its founder to "Originate, don't imitate," and seeks out people who make that a reality. Employees at Hormel Foods are highly regarded as some of the best and brightest in the industry. A career with Hormel Foods means joining a team of more than 20,000 people dedicated to inspiring each other and bettering food for all. Learn more at www.hormelfoods.com.

Job Purpose: To gain real world experience by performing the duties of their full time engineering counterparts, managing projects independently, offering sound technical and engineering advice for facilities performance


  • Will work in various departments and throughout the plant to:

  • Identify opportunities for improvements by performing ergonomic job surveys, analyzing operations, reviewing job loads, and making recommendations

  • Identify improvements to work methods by reviewing the methods and analyzing potential method/design changes
  • Analyze operations and create AutoCAD layouts
  • Evaluate downtimes and methods to increase efficiency
  • Evaluate, recommend and install new equipment and layouts


  • Must graduate in December 2018, May 2019 or August 2019 and major in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, Engineering Technology or a related field with a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership, persuasive, initiative, analytical, and communication skills are necessary for success in this position
  • Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
  • Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Location and Hours:

  • Location is based out of our Corporate Office headquarters in Austin, Minnesota or in one of our production facilities including Austin, Minnesota; Fremont, Nebraska; Osceola, Iowa; or Rochelle, Illinois
  • Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid August


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid housing allowance
  • Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job

Application Instructions:

Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online.

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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