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R&D Co-Op at Rich Products Corporation in Saint Simons, GA, Georgia

Posted in Research 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Rich's has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values. That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy. Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .
Rich Products Corporation currently has a great opportunity for a Food Product & Process Development Intern/Co-Op in R&D Department, located in St. Simons Island, Georgia. This Co-op will be full-time (40 hours per week) from August - December 2019.
The primary function of this position is to assist the Lead Scientist in benchtop and/or pilot scale processing including organizing and scaling of ingredients and running product development test trials. The co-op will perform analytical testing of different food products, collect and organize/summarize data and assist in other laboratory work as requested by the Lead Scientist. The co-op will have good exposure to the intricacies of food and process technology and research & development, and will gain knowledge and techniques on formula and food processing and analytical testing. Hands-on training on food processing and analytical methods will be provided as needed.
Education Requirements: Must be enrolled in an accredited institution, currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering/Food Engineering/Food Science/ Food Chemistry or related field. Minimum GPA 3.0. Those rising Juniors, Seniors and 1st year grad students preferred.
Other Requirements: Excellent written, verbal and computer skills (Microsoft Office - word, excel, power point); must demonstrate ability to work independently as well as work efficiently with other team members; strong analytical skills; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; knowledge on food processing, and physical and chemical analyses preferred. Experience in MiniTab or other statistical software is beneficial but not required.
Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rich's"), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich's. Please contact Rich's Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.