Food Science Intern
- Salem, OR
TITLE: Food Science Intern –
LOCATION: Salem, OR
REPORTS TO: Technical Service
The Food Science Intern will
support internal projects related to processing fruit and vegetable
ingredients for use in product segments such as beverage, dairy, savory
(soups & sauces), confectionery, and other potential applications
identified. The Food Science Intern will be responsible for assisting in
developing foundational knowledge on potential raw material, processing to
add value as well as supporting their scale up in our production facility.
This position will work with our technical service team to meet
internal deadlines and expectations and will learn how to participate as a
member of the Research and Development Team.
The Technical Service Group is
focused on delivering solutions that can create value for our customers. The
Go-to-Market team has decades of experience in fruit and vegetable sourcing,
manufacturing, and selling. Join a collaborative group of solution
driven employees working to deliver profitable growth through sales, quality,
and customer service.
As a Food Science Intern,
your responsibilities will include:
- Manage work projects,
working both independently and collaboratively with others, to meet
project timelines and deliverables.
- Conduct literature searches,
assimilate information and apply to benchtop or production trials
to advance projects.
- Work with team members to design,
conduct and analyze trials and experimental data.
- Maintain a clean, safe work
environment. Follow established guidelines for good housekeeping, GMP’s,
- Work with Technical Service team
members and other internal colleagues to meet target objectives.
- Present new ingredients
post-processing, project status, updates and outcomes to team and
The Food Science Intern
position is well-suited for you if you:
- Push to continually drive
personal and organizational results, take educated risks on business
opportunities and benchmark external best practices to outperform the
- Create a talent culture founded
on a strong conviction that superior talent delivers superior results;
scout to find the best people, drive performance, coach transparently,
and build strong teams globally.
- Regularly identify areas that can be
improved and constructively propose new solutions that increase value
and improve business performance; as well as explore multiple
possibilities for tackling challenges, think “out of the box” to
determine the best solution.
- Challenge the status quo and
promote bold thinking in order to create value.
Qualified candidates will have:
- Progress towards a Bachelor’s
or Master’s degree in Food Science or Business
- Currently possess unrestricted
authorization to work in the United States. Kerr Concentrates
does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this
position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.
- Interest in hands-on food
product or food ingredient development using laboratory and pilot plant
- Familiarity with experimental
design, statistical data analysis and interpretation of results.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal
and written technical communication skills, e.g. making presentations
and writing technical reports.
- Ability to think and work
independently while collaborating with others in a team-based
- Demonstrated ability to deliver
against agreed deadlines.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
If you are inspired by
professional challenges and the rewards that come from a high level of
performance, then Kerr Concentrates is the company for you.
We believe in the power of our
people to work together to seize opportunities, overcome obstacles and
exceed expectations. Each day, individuals make a meaningful difference in
the quality of our products and the success of our technology and operations
and, in turn, the quality of life for consumers.