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Research and Development Intern - Product Development

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Batavia
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

The R&D Intern will participate in Food Technology Projects with over-sight from staff members. The scope of the projects will include Product Development from concept through commercialization, as well as Technical Services to improve performance of existing formulas. The work for this position also involves multiple product formats including , fresh and cultured dairy, and Low Acid Canned Dairy products etc. This internship is from May 2023 - August 2023. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Applies scientific principles in research & development, production technology, packaging, processing and utilization of ingredients to develop and improve commercial food products. Understands and interprets concepts and ideas accurately to design and develop and improve products according to customer requirements and Company manufacturing capabilities; including design of new products profiles, formulations, testing schedules, prototype development, and verification of final prototype performance in manufacturing. Coordinates trial productions with the production plant, runs tests, prepares and sends samples of new products within the organization and customers. Designs and conducts shelf-life studies, including product and package performance under various conditions and makes recommendations for appropriate adjustments in product and/or package Develops QA specifications and technical information for customers. Other duties may be assigned as needed. Qualifications: Must be a Bachelors or Master's student in Food Science or related fields, with a preferred minimum GPA: 3.0 Strong interest in hands-on work and problem solving Proficient in written and communication skills Computer literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Able to work in a team environment Able to work independently Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Rochester , Research and Development Intern - Product Development, Other , Batavia, New York

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