Maintenance and Engineering Intern

Geneva, IL, US, 60134

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is seeking a full-time Maintenance and Engineering Intern at McFONA located at 1900 Averill Rd, Geneva, IL.  This is a 10-week internship (June 2024 - August 2024) which requires 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday.


Launch your career with a Global Leader in Flavor 


At McCormick, you'll join us in “Saving the World From Boring Food” and fulfill your desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself.  Employees throughout our global corporation are united by two things - a passion for flavor and driving results. People are drawn to McCormick because of a culture that challenges them to reach their full potential.  


Our 10 week Summer Internship Program in Geneva, IL allows college students to get a glimpse into what it's like to be a part of the McCormick family - rich in flavor, culture, and employee empowerment. 


During your time as an Intern you will sharpen your leadership skills, work on real-world challenges, and collaborate with the best leaders in the industry.  You will also have the opportunity to network with executives, participate in social events with other interns, and give back to the community. We are looking for the next generation of problem solvers to drive change within McCormick.  Are you up for the challenge?


PLEASE NOTE : Candidates who require visa sponsorship for employment now or in the future will not be considered for this position.




Position Overview
Under the direction of the Project Engineer and the Maintenance Planner, the Maintenance and Engineering Intern is responsible for the creation and implementation of Preventative Maintenance documentation that captures best operating practices in the plant. The key objective of this role is to create PM procedures to reduce equipment downtime thereby improving the reliability, repeatability, and Safety of plant processes. The Intern will work with OEM's and Maintenance Technicians to create PM's based off of Manufacturer's recommendations and normal operation schedule. This role will work with the Maintenance Department, Project Engineer, Engineering Manager, Safety Manager, PS&Q Manager, and IPG manager to ensure that proper training is provided. Additionally, the Intern will be responsible for identification and implementation of continuous improvement opportunities for existing and new processes. As needed, the process Engineering will also provide support on CAD design projects, operation of new equipment, troubleshooting equipment and creating Operating Guides or Standard Operating Procedures. Key Responsibilities
Key Responsibilities
•Creating Preventative Maintenance Documentation based on OEMrecommendations. Implement PM's into Maintenance Connect System andprovide any necessary training for the Maintenance Technicians. Identifyingwhat PM's are critical to complete.
•Supporting the Maintenance Department in identifying Critical Spare Partsand improving inventory management.
•Developing the following documents for the assigned area

:•Department Operating Procedures and line machinery training manuals

•Standard Operating Procedures.

•Standard Control Procedures

•All run documents including Baseline Audit Sheets, Changeover documents, Shutdown procedures, Startup procedures, and Operational Cleaning procedures

.•Line Capability Datasheets•All above documents for new projects and maintained annually for ongoing systems
•As requested, support the Project Engineer and Maintenance Planner in maintenance work order submittal, identifying areas in need of maintenance repair, identifying key safety needs of equipment and plant layout, assisting maintenance technicians in machine repair, and troubleshooting equipment.
•Assist the Engineering department in any CAD drawings that need to be created for plant layout, equipment layout, or capital design. Assist the Maintenance Department in any CAD drawings that need to be created for custom parts or equipment.
•Investigate Safety concerns, maintenance work order completion, new project implementation.

Required Qualifications
Working towards BS in Engineering (Preferred - Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial), Engineering Technology, Operations and Information Management.
Certification and/or Licenses
Interpersonal Skills - leadership, interactions, communication, influence
This position requires excellent cross functional communication skills. Provides mentoring, coaching and leading technology and technical skills development. Production Management – provides feedback to Production on problems and solutions; recommends improvements within the department. Provides support with training, learning and education as well as best maintenance and engineering practices.
Other Skills and HPO Competencies
Proficiency in the application of statistical methods. The successful candidate will be very detail oriented, have strong interpersonal and teamwork abilities, demonstrated grammatical and organizational skills and must be a self-starter, who is able to work independently.Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Word)required. Working knowledge of PLC, CAD system and simulation tools is a plus.

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago