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Food Safety/Quality Assurance Summer Internship – Sioux Falls, SD


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Food Safety – Quality Assurance:  Summer Internship


John Morrell & Co. is looking for a qualified individual to assist our Quality Assurance and Food Safety team.  This is a full-time summer internship position with potential for the selected individual to advance into a permanent full-time role after completing their degree.


Responsibilities include:


  • Collect data-lethality and stabilization profiles on all cooking systems; Bldg. 116, Fl. 8, Fl. 6 & 40, Fl. 4 & 85, and the Julian system. Data will be collected by using Data Trace probes. Analyze data against the established cook schedule, and appropriate cooling schedule.
  • Down load the information from the probes into Excel spread sheets to show internal and ambient air temperatures of the cooking and chilling profiles. The Excel spread sheets will show the full cycle, cook cycle, narrow cook, lethality, chill, diagram, and raw data.
  • Maintain and organize the data by HACCP Plan for the HACCP supporting elements.
  • Assist in communicating findings to appropriate plant personnel both production and mechanical.
  • Coordinate probing times with plant personnel.
  • Assist in other data probing projects deemed necessary like investigating room temperature variations using I- Buttons temp recorders; plotting production dwell times.

Required Skills


Working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Meat Science, Animal Science or a similar area of study is required for this position. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literacy including: all aspects of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments and manage time wisely.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and respond appropriately to sensitive situations and/or information.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with a diverse workforce.


Apply now:

Qualified individuals can apply online at Click on the “Employment” link on the left side of the page to view our “Employment Listings”.


Closing date:  Application must be submitted online before April 20, 2012 to be considered for this position.


John Morrell & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.

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Sioux Falls, SD, US.

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