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Posted:
9/22/2019
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Enginnering Intern
Glanbia PLC | Downers Grove, Illinois
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Company Summary:

Our mission is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals.

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life's journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN's brand portfolio consists of - Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet and gyms in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.

Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth for the past seven years and has grown approximately 400% over the past six years. This growth has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,300 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category. Whether it's nutritional bars, protein powders, ready-to-drink sports beverages, or vitamins, essential minerals, and herbs, GPN is able to control the integrity of all products through in-house manufacturing.

As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at: www.glanbia.com.

Job/Project Summary:

This position supports the on-going Engineering and Operations activities on a daily basis, and works closely with the personnel in these departments. The main objective is to develop a practical application of the learning's in the current field of study, however this position also will familiarize the individual with daily challenges or working in a manufacturing environment, and how to develop the interpersonal skills needed in that environment.

Learning Objectives:

* Application of engineering curriculum to real business case scenarios
* Interface with contractors and suppliers
* Develop people management and people skill sets appropriate for business
* Develop a working understanding of business and technical processes related to operations

Expected Outcomes:

Familiarization with general project management skills related to technical projects and gains a basic understanding of the engineering department's role at GPN.

Job Responsibilities:

* Provide assistance to engineering managers and project engineers
* Develop project plans and schedules
* Provide drafting assistance as required
* Manage/Oversee trade contractors
* Research new technologies and processes that can improve current operations

Basic Qualifications:

* Actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Engineering (ME, EE, ChE) or Engineering Technology
* Experience building and maintaining relationships within a team
* Clear written communication on strong interpersonal skills
* Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago