Operations Projects Intern - Summer

In 1910 a cooperative of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core values:

  • To build strong relationships among growers and with their customers;

  • To communicate directly and honestly; and

  • To work as a team to realize the best return on their investment.

    More than a century later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every level of our operation. Our employees are strongly committed to the brand and to each other - the word "family" is often used to describe our culture.

    Today, Blue Diamond Growers represents more than 3,000 almond growers in California - the state that provides over 80% of the world's supply. We are one of the most recognized food brands in the world, with annual sales exceeding $1billion.

    We believe in transparency and honest communication. Our work style is team-based, working together to innovate, process, and distribute the best almond products to the world.

    After more than 100 years, our core values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality remain strong. Our commitment to excellence has driven Blue Diamond's unprecedented growth, innovation, high quality, and value.

    You'll find these values at work throughout our company. We strive for a diverse workforce, always aiming for greater levels of inclusion. In addition to a robust benefits package, we offer an employee wellness and fitness program, in which a majority of our workforce currently participates.

    Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) is offering a unique paid summer internship opportunity with our winning team in Salida, CA. The Operations Projects Intern will work out of the Salida Plant.

    Looking for a high potential candidate with the passion to apply University Technical Learning to real-life applications. Someone with the interest to work with people. The candidate will support the execution and development of projects at BDG s Salida Plant. The Salida Plant is currently working on 30+ projects.


  • Help execute and develop projects.

  • What learning or experience will the Intern gain:

    • Working in a Manufacturing & Team environment

    • Developing project scopes

    • Managing specific aspects of projects

    • Understanding manufacturing needs

    • Working with contractors to deliver projects on time and on budget.

    • Apply technical understanding to solve technical problems

    • Develop Manufacturing Standards Safety Maps, Standard Operating Procedures, One Point Lessons

  • Project Status & Completion Presentation

  • What learning or experience will the Intern gain:

    • Communication of Project status and next steps

    • Presentation of Project Completion


  • Sophomore class standing at a university working towards a degree

PREFERRED MAJOR, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES (Specialized courses, specific software experience, etc.)

  • Mechanical, Industrial Engineering or similar technical major

  • Interested in learning the application of technical knowledge

  • Interested in working with people

Grow your career. Partner with us. We Are the Almond People!

Blue Diamond Growers is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer


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