About the Role
As a production intern, you will play a role in maintaining and optimising the various
production processes at the site, such as:
• Participating in continuous improvement projects with the aim of increasing
o Eliminate material losses (waste, overweight, non-conforming finished products,
o Eliminate time losses (optimise changeover times between productions, identify
bottlenecks in the production process and make improvement proposals, develop
ideas to reduce workload)
• Reducing administrative workload by introducing digital systems (registrations, reporting, dashboards, mobile solutions, etc.).
• Observe and analyse current working methods together with employees in production,
then secure the most optimal working method in work instructions and keep them up to date.
• Data analysis of both process parameters and production results to identify improvement opportunities and monitor expected progress.
• Safety on the shop floor (adjusting and taking action in case of unsafe behaviour).
• Provide direct support to the production manager and production supervisors for various projects and tasks.
What we offer you
We offer a challenging internship in a collegial and dynamic working environment. Depending on the student's preference, the internship can take place at our production plant in Eeklo (Bakery Products). As a strong family company with international branches, you will get to know the company culture that consists of the core values: respect, cooperation and ambition. We also want to pass these on to our interns. We take a hands-on approach where, as an intern, you will be immersed in exciting projects involving various engineering disciplines.
You have a bachelor's/master's degree in (bio)engineering
You express yourself fluently in Dutch and English;
You are driven and flexible;
Analytical insight and solution-oriented;
Eye for detail;
You can plan and organise well;
You have insight into operational processes;
You have good communication skills.
About the Company
Vandemoortele is a leading European food group that produces and sells high-quality food products. Vandemoortele has two divisions: one for frozen bakery products and one for margarines, culinary oils and fats.
In Bakery Products, Vandemoortele is a European market player with a range of bread products, viennoiserie, sweets, patisserie and savoury products for professional users in the bakery and foodservice channels as well as retailers, who appreciate the quality and ease of use of Vandemoortele products.
Also in Margarines, Culinary Oils & Fats (MCOF), Vandemoortele is a top European player, offering professional users a wide range of margarines, oils and fats that combine processability, flavour and aroma and selling to retailers an extensive range of private label margarines and frying fats. In addition, Vandemoortele has a number of strong consumer brands in the Benelux such as Vandemoortele®, Vitelma®, Diamant®, Ossewit® and Gouda's Glorie®.
The group operates in 12 European countries with 4800 employees. The Vandemoortele head office is located in Ghent, Belgium. Vandemoortele achieved sales of around 1.33 billion in 2022.
Contact/How to apply
If you have any further questions, please contact:
For Eeklo: Sara Temmerman, HR Manager Vandemoortele Eeklo; 0498 137 268 or
We look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your learning process and your first steps in
VANDEMOORTELE EEKLO N.V. T: +3293767819
Nieuwendorpe 16, 9900 Eeklo