With over 100 years of operations, our farmer-owned dairy cooperative is excited to start a new century with a new vision: Leading Dairy Forward. Darigold's team is spread across 11 dairy processing plants in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our purpose, as an enterprise, is to create value for our member-owners and customers. Our values - modeled by roughly 400 member-owners across the Pacific Northwest - include leadership, stewardship and perseverance. As we look to our next 100 years as an organization, our team is boldly leading our co-operative and the dairy sector towards a new and exciting future.
We are the 5th largest dairy Co-Op in the US & one of the largest privately held organizations headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We produce over 10 billion pounds of milk every year! Since 1918, our Farmer-owners have taken great pride in producing nutritious dairy products with unsurpassed quality.
As one of the largest privately held companies in Washington state, we take seriously our duty to support the communities in which we live, work and play. Which means we not only support various causes in line with our priorities but also encourage our employees to do the same. We're also proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits to support life in and outside of work. Our team is a humble, hardworking and fun group that doesn't take itself too seriously and we strive to create a culture of innovation and inclusion.
MECOP interns will gain exposure to many different facets of the production process. A sample of projects may include process improvements, production optimization, time studies, reducing equipment downtime, etc. all while will working closely under the mentorship of local site leaders.
The selected students will work closely with Operations and Maintenance teams at the plant, along with Corporate Engineering Controls group to identify areas where improvements can be implemented in the staff’s understanding of the control architecture, improvements to ability to monitor performance and provide troubleshooting guidance. The students will identify areas that are causing inefficiency, develop potential solutions to review with plant staff, implement solutions and develop SOP and training materials as needed to enhance understanding of the systems. Our goal is to provide interns with a realistic preview of what working at Darigold looks like.
Students will gain the skills and knowledge to allow for upward progression in their career at Darigold. Our hope is to have graduating students return and provide them with the foundation necessary to become part of Darigold’s management team.
Thank you for your interest! We can't wait to welcome you onboard.