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Title:Quality and Food Safety Internship
Req Number:hein-00004043
Pittsburgh PA

The candidate for this position will interact with a cross-functional team on the development and improvement of quality and food safety principles for new and existing products. He/she will execute experimentation in laboratory, pilot plant, and manufacturing environments. The individual will gain working knowledge of analytical or microbiological testing techniques, label and ingredient statement development, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and sanitation, food processing, quality documentation, and customer/consumer feedback. Successful candidates will have a technical understanding of food formulation, processing, and quality / food safety procedures. A general awareness of government regulations, basic statistics, analytical and microbiological laboratory practices, and quality / food safety principles would be useful.

Activities performed daily may include:
' Review and develop labels and ingredient statements for new or improved products.
' Learn internal quality documentation e-systems to input data or run reports.
' Run experimental trials, at the laboratory, pilot plant, or assist at a manufacturing plant level.
' Work with various manufacturing locations to gather data on specific projects around GMPs, sanitation, or environmental monitoring to identify root cause and corrective/preventive actions.
' Solve technical problems through search of scientific literature, outside suppliers, or other sources of technical information.
' Communicate technical results both verbally and written to pertinent parties.
' Some physical labor will be required including lifting up to 50 lbs, cleaning of laboratory and pilot plant equipment and handling of shipments of finished products to customers.

Candidates will have a partial completion of a BS Food Science, Food Technology, Chemical Engineering or related degree (Sophomore/Junior at minimum). Graduate students will also be considered.

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