INTERNSHIP / GRADUATION AT MAREL
Marel is the leading global provider of advanced processing systems and services to the Poultry, Meat and Fish industries. In partnership with our customers we are transforming the way food is processed. Our vision is a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably. Our state-of-the-art equipment and systems help food processors of all sizes, in all markets, to operate at peak productivity. Our team is comprised of approximately 4,600 employees worldwide, offices and subsidiaries in 30 countries across six continents, and a network of more than 100 agents and distributors.
Marel Poultry is part of Marel and situated in Boxmeer. We focus on the whole process of poultry processing, from life bird supply up until the ready to cook products. In this process a lot fascinating of technical, technological, mechatronic and software solutions are present and by doing this high-end automation in the food supply, Marel Poultry contributes to the economic development of primary life needs throughout the world.
Innova Our Innova software platform enables our clients to monitor and improve their production processes. The platform offers device support and MES functionality and is based on SQL and .NET. For more information, please visit our Innova website: marel.com/Innova.
In Boxmeer the Innova department is around 10 people big and we are currently part of a team of about 50 software developers world-wide, working on the Innova platform. The focus of our team in Boxmeer are solutions for the Poultry Industry.
Description of internship assignment
In our Innova team we are getting requests from our service engineers to redesign and implement one of the configuration dialogs of an important report that is often used at our customers. This report can show data from several sources and the way this report needs to be configured by the service engineers of Marel is not very user friendly.
You would work on the improvement of this part of the software and your tasks would be to 1. Make an assessment on the current user interface 2. Redesign the user interface so multiple resources can be easily and intuitively added to the reports. 3. Redesign the underlying code so it is also easy expandable with new data sources 4. Implement the new report configuration dialog where all the existing functionality is migrated. 5. Add unit tests to the project
The software you’re going to adapt is part of the Innova platform, but pretty much separated in code. This makes the scope of the assignment clear.
At the end of the assignment we expect to have a new implementation, well documented on the new configuration dialog for the custom flock reports.
What can the student learn?
User interaction design
Get experience in C# and SQL.
Working in a team of professional developers
The Poultry slaughter process
Agile process, Scrum
What to except from the student?
Good in written English language
Eye for detail
Affinity with User Interfaces
Knowledge of C#, preferably also SQL
Possibility to traveling abroad? Travel is in principle in not needed to do the assignment, but an very occasional visit to a customer, together with one of our colleagues, can be useful and very interesting to get more insight in the production process and is certainly recommended.
What does the student get in return? During you internship you will be mentored by a professional developer of the team and act as part of the team. We develop using the scrum process and even though your scope of the project is clear and you work alone in creating the new solution, you will join the team in the agile way of working.