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Food Safety/Quality Internship (May - August 2018) Ė Gaylord, MN
Michael Foods Opportunities





Quality FOODS03395



    • Posted: December 1, 2017
  • Full-Time
         Gaylord, MN

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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leading food processor and distributor with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products.  Join our company and be part of an innovative team that First in Food. 


 As a Michael Foods, Inc. Food Safety/Quality Intern you will have your own project, present your results to business leaders, have the opportunity to make a real impact on our business and start building your career! As part of the plant or corporate quality team, you will be involved in the execution of food safety and quality processes involved in food manufacturing by partnering with the quality supervisory team and also work with Operations, Continuous Improvement, and Maintenance teams on process improvements activities and productivity goals for the Plant.


  • Assist in drafting, revision, and plant standard operating procedures.
  • Act as a liaison between Production, Distribution, Sanitation, Maintenance, and the Quality Department.
  • Participate in plant food safety/quality inspections, in-process inspections.
  • Verify sanitary condition of production lines prior to start-up and after downtime requiring maintenance activity.
  • Perform investigative environmental swabbing of critical production equipment/areas as a troubleshooting guide.
  • Adherence to safe work practices, GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Tracking, Monitoring and Drive of Key Process Indicators (KPIís) results
    • First Pass Quality compliance
    • Pre-Operational Inspection Performance
    • Environmental Pathogen control
    • Validation/Verification activity compliance
  • Exposure to Key Leadership Competency at work place:
    • Ensure accountability & Direct Works
    • Manage complexity, Ambiguity & Conflict
    • Business insights & Financial Acumen
    • Collaboration & Communicates effectively
    • Decision Quality
    • Value Differences
    • Customer focus
    • Plans and align
  • Opportunity to be involved in:
    • Productivity Teams: Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement activities
    • Data collection and manipulation
    • Process and Equipment capability analysis


  • Current enrollment in a Bachelorís or Masterís Degree program related to Food Science, Microbiology, or related food science field.
  • Basic understanding on root cause analysis, process continuous improvement and Six Sigma tools/improvement cycle
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills and be able to influence others.
  • Eager to learn and challenge yourself; self-directed, detail oriented, reliable and strong initiative
  • Microsoft Office user capabilities and any CMMS experience is a plus
  • Be able to work 10 consecutive weeks during the months of May through August.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractorís legal duty to furnish information.


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