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Smithfield Industrial Engineering Intern - Summer 2021 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Locations

US-SD-Sioux Falls

Your Opportunity

The Smithfield internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options and applies your education. You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects. Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity. Our summer internships are typically 10 weeks.

Core Responsibilities

  • You will have exposure and the opportunity to broaden your skills through impactful work, mentored relationships, and will gain real world exposure to different disciplines on Smithfield's Engineering team.

  • Job requirements will vary depending on Company, IE department, and plant demands.

  • Work cross functionally between departments of a production facility to understand departmental functions and improvement gaps.

  • Receive hands on experience applying Industrial Engineering tools and knowledge in a production facility.

  • Apply Industrial Engineering tools and knowledge in areas to include Project management, Waste reduction, Non-essential non-value added activity identification and elimination.

  • Become familiar with and conduct labor and yield studies.

  • Participate in Bill of Material analysis in relation to product costing and cost savings opportunities.

  • Work with and through management to develop and implement actions that protect company assets and profitability.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Engineering, Agricultural, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or related major preferred

  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college by start of internship

  • Must be continuing education after internship

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Must have working experience with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Must have the willingness to learn and work in a team environment

  • Must be a proactive thinker and self-motivated

  • Must be U.S. Citizen

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux Falls



FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

ShiftCorporate - Day Shift