TITLE: Food Scientist – Summer Intern
Hourly, Non - Exempt
WA area (Tukwila)
8:00 AM -5:00 PM
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
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.
in product development and commercialization process and develops an
understanding of ingredient technology and function.
and evaluates consumer baking mixes, coatings, beverages, sauces, and
80% Hands-on research and
20% Data processing
other duties and project teams as assigned.
responsible for conducting a research project
Lead and execute a research
Present results to the company at
the end of the intern period
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.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Strong written, oral, and facilitation skills
Ability to ask questions and act upon the information
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
Strong work ethic w/ a desire to learn
Flexible, and adaptive with the ability to handle changing
timelines and priorities.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Ability to work in a food laboratory and manufacturing
Ability to stand, bend, and lift
product (up to 40 lbs.)
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
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.