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Continuous Improvement Intern

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 08/11/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity at our Myrtle Grove, LA Terminal. We are looking for a Continuous Improvement Intern to help support a variety projects that will range in scale and complexity. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills by learning from and collaborating with a talented team of business and Shared Services professionals.


As a Continuous Improvement Intern, your assignments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Work close to the continuous improvement team to analyze and evaluate current state work methods, procedures, controls, information, and documentation systems.
  • Extract process knowledge from key staff interviews and translate into process maps and detailed training materials that capture step-by-step activities required by each team and role to complete each process.
  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes data related to business processes, procedures and controls including root cause analysis on identified challenges.
  • Documents core operational processes, creating detailed process maps and associated materials for basic current and future state processes.
  • Participate in engagement and discovery sessions between the continuous improvement team and employees from functional/business units in order to identify problems/gaps and process improvement opportunities.
  • Support to plan and track progress of work teams to meet project priorities, and deadlines.
  • Prepares project status reports including business process related metrics.
  • Become a part of a successful, dynamic team using standard Lean processes to deliver quality and timely results to internal customers.
  • Be encouraged and expected to innovate and be creative in your problem solving and presentation of solutions.
  • Have the opportunity to join our Lean certification program and RPA trainings.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Currently enrolled in Engineering, Business Administration, Economics Mathematics, or similar degree program at an accredited institution, entering junior or senior year, or recent graduate
  • Familiarity with Excel (pivot tables, pivot charts, functions, etc.) and Process Mapping tools – e.g. Visio
  • Basic Time management skills
  • Organized with ability to coordinate projects and meetings
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Experience with problem solving and basic analytics
  • Self-motivated with good organization and planning skills
  • A passion for customers, process improvement and product quality

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with data analysis and process mappings
  • Training/Experience in Lean methodologies

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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