2021 Intern - Operations
Wichita KS
Full Time


Location:

Wichita KS

Job Description:

About Ardent Mills

Welcome to Ardent Mills, a new company dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of traditional and organic flours, whole grains, customized blends and specialty products. Our ingredients are backed by unrivaled technical support, food safety solutions and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of 35 community mills and blending facilities, an artisan commercial bakery and a Mobile Innovation Center. We are Ardent Mills, working with you for the good of grain. And we’re looking for dynamic people to join our team.

Position Purpose:

The Ardent Mills Plant Intern program will provide broad exposure, training and development interns with a variety of backgrounds.  Detailed objectives and individualized initiatives will be established for each participant at the beginning of the program based upon previous experiences and desired exposure. Interns will be immersed in the day-to-day business activity while partnering directly with leaders across the organization, to create an environment that fosters learning and development. In addition to professional guidance, a variety of social and business-related activities are also available for further interaction and networking amongst peers and mentors.

Recognizing that candidates come in with diverse backgrounds and interests, the Intern Program has a distinct path.

Operations Internship

As an Operations Intern, you will gain exposure to the broader Plant Manufacturing Operations within Ardent Mills.  You will work alongside team members who offer their own unique skills and ideas, allowing you to build on your knowledge and capabilities. Our Plant Manufacturing Operations Team is essential to our business, as they work together to provide safe, superior products to our customers. Interns will work in a variety of areas within our Plant Manufacturing environment, which may include; Elevator, Milling/Manufacturing, Finished Product Handling, Packaging, Load-out, Warehouse, Maintenance & Quality.  A successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical skills as well as leadership behaviors aligned with Ardent Mills Values of Safety, Service, Simplicity & Trust.

A successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • The ability to deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day
  • The willingness to serve others with understanding, respect, and care and to work in a collaborative industrial environment, supporting our plan teams
  • The ability to operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency
  • The willingness to effectively deal with and drive change
  • The ability to organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines
  • The ability to learn and apply new technology, with the willingness to share knowledge with others and a strong curiosity for operations
  • The ability to organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting and/or exceeding deadlines
  • The ability to learn and apply new technology, with the willingness to share knowledge with others and a strong curiosity for operations

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Areas of exposure may include, but are not limited to:
  • Participate in pillar meetings, department reviews and small group activities to ensure that work is properly integrated and that progress is on track
  • Promotes safety and ensures a safe work environment and employee work habits
  • Support and abide by plant rules within the work place
  • Ability to support operations on a split or off-shift and (or) weekends as assigned

Essential Functions/Requirements:

  • Ability to support operations on a split or off-shift and (or) weekends as assigned
  • Ability to perform work in inclement weather conditions (hot and cold)
  • Candidate must be physically able to climb ladders and stairs
  • Willing to work periodic workdays in excess of assigned work schedule

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Majoring in Milling Science, Agriculture Studies, Business, Operations, Food Science, Engineering or related studies
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organization/Time Management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

Other considerations: 

  • Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future 
  • Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and pre-employment background check 

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills. 

Location:

Ayer MA, Chattanooga TN, Culpeper VA, Decatur AL, Kenosha WI, Lake City MN, Martins Creek PA, Mount Pocono PA, Newton KS, Omaha South NE, Stockton CA, Wichita KS

Address:

715 East 13th Street, Wichita KS, 67214

Additional Locations:

Ayer MA, Chattanooga TN, Culpeper VA, Decatur AL, Kenosha WI, Lake City MN, Martins Creek PA, Mount Pocono PA, Newton KS, Omaha South NE, Stockton CA

Type:

Full time



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