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Intern - Food Science

Location:

Seattle, WA (Tukwila)

Job Category:

Research & Development

Employment duration:

Seasonal

Shift:

1st

# of openings:

2


Description

JOB TITLE:      Food Scientist Summer Intern

STATUS:          Hourly, Non - Exempt

LOCATION:      Seattle, WA area (Tukwila)

SCHEDULE:     M-F, 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

DURATION:      May/ June August/ September

Continental Mills is a leading national manufacturer of baking mixes, coatings, beverage mixes, sauces, and snacks for the food industry in retail and food service categories.  Some of our brands include Krusteaz, Ghirardelli, Krusteaz Professional, Alpine, Albers, Wild Roots, True Bliss, Kretschmer and Snoqualmie Falls.   

JOB PURPOSE:

Assist the Research and Development team with new product development, optimization, and ingredient functionality of retail and food service ingredients and finished products.  This position will provide the opportunity to experience food product research activities in a corporate setting with exposure to production plant facilities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND INFLUENCE:

         Participates in product development and commercialization process and develops an understanding of ingredient technology and function.

         Prepares and evaluates consumer baking mixes, coatings, beverages, sauces, and snacks

*   80% Hands-on research and development

*   20% Data processing

         Performs other duties and project teams as assigned.

         Is responsible for conducting a research project

*   Lead and execute a research project

*   Present results to the company at the end of the intern period

         Prepare and lead a short course with literature to be shared with the RD team on a topic relevant to the food industry as it applies to Continental Mills.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Communication

         Strong written, oral, and facilitation skills

         Excellent listener

         Ability to ask questions and act upon the information presented

Technical Capability

         Working knowledge of scientific techniques and standard lab equipment.

         Strong desktop applications competence (Excel, Access, Word)

         Keen attention to detail

         Problem solving skills and ability

 

Personal and Social Competence

         High integrity and honesty, promoting trust in all actions

         Discretion, professionalism and ability to hold confidential information

         Strong work ethic w/ a desire to learn

         Flexible, and adaptive with the ability to handle changing timelines and priorities.

         Timeline oriented

         Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

         Ability to work in a food laboratory and manufacturing environment

         Ability to stand, bend, and lift product (up to 40 lbs.)

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

         Completion of Junior year and currently working towards a B.S. or M.S in Food Science or related field.

         1 year of Chemistry - Food Chemistry Fundamentals Preferred

         Food Safety and Sanitation Coursework

         Must be 18 years of age and legal to work without sponsorship in the United States

 

The policy of Continental Mills, Inc. is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, Vietnam veteran, or national origin.

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