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R&D Intern  #17-1287 Elkhart Lake, WI

Sargento Foods

 

Requisition Number

17-1287

Job Title

R&D Intern

Location

Elkhart Lake Technical Center

Shift

First

Job Description

SUMMARY
This in an intern level position. The Intern is responsible for providing technical support and project execution. The Intern should possess a fundamental understanding of food science principles, practices, and procedures. The Intern will apply scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and utilization of foods by performing assigned duties as outlined in this job description.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Under close supervision, executes experiments in the research and development of products using established laboratory/pilot plant procedures.

Performs a variety of routine scientific tasks that provide experience and familiarization with technical and other functional areas using the methods, practices, and programs of Sargento Foods, Inc.

Learns methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods and applies to assigned projects.

Studies food standards, safety and sanitary regulations, good manufacturing practices and supply specifications to ensure projects meet applicable standards.

Evaluates food products, processes, and packaging, and develops specific production methodology under test conditions.

May assist plant scale-up of products and processes into the manufacturing plant.

Seeks information from internal (process engineers, marketing, quality systems) and external (suppliers, consultants) functional experts to resolve issues.

Maintains written technical documentation, and product and process specifications.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
May coordinate work of technicians and others who assist in specific assignments. No direct supervision of employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Must be seeking a Bachelors of Science degree (BS) in Food Science, Food Process Engineering or related with a Junior Status or above; preferred Junior Status favoring a Masters Degree program.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to peers and colleagues.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong computer skills are necessary for this position, including word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software, Internet, and e-mail. Knowledge of most office equipment.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current/valid driver's license. Up to 20% travel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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