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Internship - Mechanical / Electrical Engineer


Location: Waukesha, WI 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Summer Intern, preferably a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Student who is interested in a Summer Internship!

We would prefer that the student be completed with their sophomore, junior or senior year.  The internship would be 8 hours a day and 40 hours / week. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The intern would assist with: 

  • Automation projects
  • Troubleshooting in a Food Manufacturing Environment
  • Projects with our Electrician
  • Data mining and spreadsheet work
  • Some robotic work – Our Engineering Manager will assist with this
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Time studies
  • AutoCAD
  • Plant layout drawings
  • Network infrastructure

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated capability of technical processes in area of expertise.

Knowledge and Skills:

We would prefer that the student have a basic understanding of:

  • Understand PLC – basic
  • Automation
  • Allen Bradley control logics
  • Strong communication skills


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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