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R&D Intern - Idaho Milk Products - Jerome, ID  

 

 

LOCATION

Main Plant - Jerome, ID  

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Idaho Milk Products is an international milk processing leader, supplying IdaPro Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC), IdaPro Milk Permeate, and IdaPro Cream to customers around the globe. Our superior quality products are used in a variety of applications from nutritional products to cheese, yogurt and other dairy based foods. Idaho Milk Products is committed to our customers' success through teamwork, attention to detail, and valuing relationships.  

FULL-TIME/PART-TIME

Temporary  

SHIFT

Days  

DESCRIPTION

 

DEPARTMENT: Research and Development

REPORTS TO:  Director of Research and Product Development

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

DURATION: 3 to 6 months

SHIFT: Days

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Research & Development (R&D) Intern will work in a newly established and state-of-the-art Research and Development department. He/She will work on new process and product developments, continuous improvements, and process optimizations related to milk protein concentrates, milk permeate and fat rich dairy product processing.This role will interact with Idaho Milk Products Quality, Production, and Marketing & Sales staff to ensure and develop safe, high quality products.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists R&D team by planning, managing and executing research projects targeted for developing new process and product lines.
  • Develops special methods that will facilitate in process analysis of our products and also help predict potential problems for our customers in finished product applications.
  • Works with Marketing and Sales and Quality Assurance to provide special analysis and technical assistance that is requested by customers.
  • Keeps meticulous records to document all aspects of data and studies.
  • Prepares presentations and reports to communicate results.
  • Understands regulatory requirements and work to ensure compliance.
  • Performs routine bench procedures as assigned.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Required: Minimum of 2 years of work towards BS degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, or other closely related field
  • Preferred: Senior standing towards BS degree or just graduated with BS degree with specialization in Food Science, Dairy Science, or other closely related field.

Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Food or dairy pilot plant experience preferred
  • Bench top laboratory research experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of food or dairy processing unit operations is preferred
  • Prior internship experience in a commercial dairy is preferred
  • Experience solving problems, analyzing information, highlighting relevant information and suggesting appropriate actions
  • Confirmed ability to work independently and meet defined deadlines.
  • Excellent MS Office skills including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to demonstrate these skills
  • Capable writer and oral communicator. Able to write reports and prepare/deliver presentations.
  • Well-built skills in organization, prioritization and time management
  • Creative self-starter that enjoys building systems from the ground up
  • Highly self-motivated individual comfortable working individually and able to manage multiple tasks and projects efficiently within the context of a fast-paced, busy environment
  • Ability to establish good relations with all levels of employees

Physical Requirements:

  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Walking: occasional moving about on foot to accomplish some tasks
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.Includes activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Subject to up to at least 92dbs Must be able to lift up to 50lbs occasionally
  • Stand for long periods of time

BENEFITS:

  Non benefit eligible.

 

EOE STATEMENT

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or other applicable protected classes.  

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

 

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