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Product Development Intern

Job Location: Deer Park, TX

Job Description

Product Development Intern-13006625


From home to stores, restaurants and more, our products are everywhere you eat. The Schwan Food Company is a multibillion-dollar private company with approximately 15,000 subsidiary employees in the United States. Based out of Minnesota, we sell fine, branded frozen food through home delivery, the foodservice industry and grocery stores in North America. The Schwan Food Company and its subsidiaries are among the leading branded frozen-food companies in the world with market-leading brands like Red Baron®, Tony's®, Freschetta®, Pagoda Express®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's® and our signature brand – Schwan's®. At The Schwan Food Company our mission is to "delight consumers with an unmatched food experience that delivers superior value."

The Product Development intern gains cross-functional experience and leads independent projects that will make a direct impact to the business. The intern is responsible for the support of Product Innovation & Development groups in the areas of new product development, product improvement, cost reduction, product maintenance, R&D lab operations and maintenance, sensory testing, and technical support to Marketing, Sales, and Operations. Positions are located in Salina, KS, Houston, TX and Florence, KY.


• Prepares experimental formulas and develops processes as instructed, reports

and documents results, progress reports and any production hurdles or problems
• Leads independent study project from start to finish throughout internship with

presentation of results to management
• Carries out cooking and/or testing instructions as directed and documents

sensory attributes and reconstitution methods such as baking temperature and

• Assists in development and analysis of ingredients for product improvements and

line extensions
• Assists with cost saving initiatives by identifying or creating substitute ingredients

and processes
• Conducts food quality and safety validation tests to support projects for launch

and marketing
• Assists with nutritional and wellness initiatives by formulating new product

• Assists with the gathering and preparation of testing methods according to

specifications or develops testing methodologies in lab
• Keeps R&D lab area and equipment clean and operational according to cleaning

and operational instructions


Education: Currently enrolled in college degree program in Food Science, Dairy Science, Grain Science, Culinology or related field. Junior or senior status and GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred.

Years of Related Experience: 0-2 years related experience

• Ability to effectively work in a team environment
• Solid problem solving skills
• Solid mathematical skills including algebra, percentage, fractions, and word

• High degree of motivation and an eagerness to learn are required

• Experience with experimental design



Primary Location

: US-Texas-DEER PARK-TX-612 GEORGIA (0757)

Other Locations

: US-Kansas-SALINA-KS-3019 SCANLON AVE (0762), US-Kentucky-FLORENCE-KY-7605 EMPIRE DRIVE (0754)

Overtime Status

: Non-exempt

Job ID: 13006625

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