Supply Chain - Manufacturing Intern Summer 2024

Geneva, IL, US, 60134

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is seeking a full-time Manufacturing 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.




McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. FONA a leading Flavor house owned by McCormick, is seeking a Maufacturing Intern  at its facility located in Geneva, Illinois

With $4 billion in annual sales, McCormick & Company, Incorporated manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and food service businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick makes every moment and meal better™. To learn more please visit us at


  • Education:  Working toward BS in Operations Management, Engineering, Food Science or related field

General Summary

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Manufacturing Intern develops, administers and coordinates Production activities shift ensuring a clean and safe environment for all production employees, the highest level of quality and service for all our customers, while managing various initiatives and projects assigned by Plant Manager.   

This position is primarily responsible for maximizing resources towards the successful completion of the daily schedule. Duties and responsibilities include the following:


  • Time study on processes
  • Time study on operator uptimes
  • Daily audit of floor
  • Daily attendance of shift supervisor
  • Daily Gemba walk with team
  • Weekly audit of plant with cross functional teams
  • Daily schedule review
  • Daily metric reporting
  • Daily data of Attainment
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.


Job Competencies

  • The ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining the ability to redirect efforts based upon shifting demands.
  • Ability to collaborate and network cross-functionally with colleagues to build constructive, proactive working relationships across the organization.
  • Possess analytical skills to discern/diagnose trends and issues and use past historical references.
  • Well-organized, provides leadership and exercises sound judgment in decision-making.
  • Software proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Formula Management system.  In absence of knowledge related to one or more of the above software systems, must demonstrate ability to learn the needed software system.
  • Ability to proficiently and accurately calculate figures, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Ability to accurately perform routine data entry in a proficient manner, and data management auditing and review.
  • Ability to work within teams in both leadership and supportive roles (project dependent).
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and provide direction to staff.


Position Scope:

Projects are simple to moderately complex in nature and require close to moderate supervision, manage a number of projects (or requests) with fixed deadlines.



The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

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