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R&D Internship at Trilliant Food & Nutrition, LLC

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Little Chute, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Trilliant Food & Nutrition is a privately-owned enterprise headquartered in the Appleton area, one of the Fox Cities situated on the Fox River and Lake Winnebago shore in Northwestern Wisconsin. Trilliant Food & Nutrition is comprised of three business platforms: Trilliant, Horseshoe Beverages, and WellNova. Trilliant was established in 2013 after the acquisition of Victor Allen Coffee, a roaster renowned for its high-quality, specialty coffees. In 2013 the manufacturing plant at Little Chute, Wisconsin, was expanded into a new, state-of-the-art, integrated facility making Trilliant one of the few fully vertically integrated coffee manufacturers in the market today. The expanded Trilliant facility is operating the most current, high-speed equipment where we roast, grind and package coffee beans sourced from over 25 countries to deliver high-quality products. We continually strive to be the best in coffee selection, precision roasting and brewing. Today, Trilliant offers a wide range of products and brands which includes our flagship brands - Victor Allen's Coffee™, and Rio Grande Roasters™ , as well as private label. Horseshoe Beverage was established in 2017 as a vertically integrated, impressive state-of-the-art retorted beverage manufacturing facility. Horseshoe Beverage currently manufactures lattes, cold-brew coffee, iced coffee, and nutritional beverages in various bottle and can sizes under our brands Victor Allen and Black Stag, as well as private label. WellNova was also established in 2017 to focus on delivering nutritional shakes, functional waters, and cold brew beverages to support healthier lifestyles. WellNova's Foundation Fitness brand delivers hydration, energy, nutrients, and supports immunity and digestive health. Trilliant Food and Nutrition has grown from 35 employees in 2013 to 500+ employees today. The company is fully engaged in continuous improvement and upgrading of our capabilities to continue our growing path. We currently service numerous distribution channels and regions throughout the country including retailers and foodservice distributors. Learn more about our growing company at,,

Location: Little Chute, Wisconsin (about 10 minutes from Appleton)

Position Purpose:

The R&D Intern will perform a broad range of R&D responsibilities in support of the team. The R&D Intern will gain hands on experience in the areas of taste testing and prototyping as well as learn how the R&D department impacts the organization, internal and external customers.


The intern will receive a project assignment related to some aspect of ongoing product development related powdered beverage solutions either already in-market or being developed for launch within Trilliant. Interns will be exposed to all phases of the product development process, including benchtop/lab scale development, pilot scale development, experimental design, analytical methods development, and sensory testing. Interns will work under the supervision of a mentor and will be expected to provide regular updates of results. All work will be hands-on. There will be multiple opportunities to interact professionally and socially with other interns both within product development and cross-functionally.