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Food R & D Technology Intern - Tillamook


Tillamook, OR

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Food R & D Intern

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted.  We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

The Food R & D Technology Internship is a summer program that provides train the intern on R & D technology techniques in a renowned cheese production facility. The Internship will also encompass involvement in a basic R & D project working with the Corporate Product Quality Manager and Food R & D Technologist. 


·         Set up comparison evaluations and set up products for comparison.

·         Write up product comparison.

·         Review Sensory Process and verify the process follows exact PPM documentation for SQF audit.

·         Assist in R&D projects.


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED is required.  A Bachelor’s degree or in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree (junior or senior preferred) in Food Science, Dairy Science or related field of study is a plus.

Prior food production or production /manufacturing experience and/or training is preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to operate with moderate supervision

Technical knowledge in area of responsibility and meticulous attention to detail

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel); specialized database experience is preferred

Requires commitment to objectives of the department and organization; Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

Math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Decision-making skills, training skills, problem analysis skills, teamwork, creativity, the need to read, write, speak and understand the English language and the need to perform advanced math (analysis, statistics, significant data or number manipulation)

Physical ability to taste test all of our products

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to pass pre-employment test.

Internship, temporary-fulltime position. Wage is hourly and is DOE.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace.

TCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities. Moreover, TCCA abides by federal and state laws requiring TCCA to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.


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