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Food Safety & Quality Assurance Intern

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Location: Perham, MN, United States
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You already LOVE us and the SNACKS WE MAKE!

Chips, Cookies, Crackers, Wafers, Cheese Curls, Popcorn, Tortilla Chips... yeah, we make them ALL! Shearer's is the company behind all your favorite snack brands.

We have over 5,000 associates in 14 state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse sites in North America that produce over 800 million pounds of snacks per year. Did you know that we buy 20% of all the potatoes grown in the US? WOW!

And we know what you're thinking...how can I get my hands on some free goodies? Our team members can take home free snacks!

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Intern

Hours: Primarily day shift, with flexibility for off-shift hours to facilitate projects
Position is full-time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid-August
Pay Rate: $19.00/hour


Your seat at the best snacks table:

The purpose of this internship opportunity is to gain real world experience, knowledge and understanding of the business through hands on activities, coaching, and projects. This includes supporting management in the implementation of food safety and food quality processes and procedures.

  • Work alongside QA Supervisors, QC Coordinators & QC techs.
  • Assist with preparations for food safety audits (internal, customer & 3rd party audits).
  • Complete projects related to allergen validation and allergen drift.
  • Assist with calibration program for lab equipment.
  • Assist with dispositioning of holds (back testing, risk analysis, etc.)
  • Complete other projects as assigned.
  • Provide leadership on food safety and quality in our facility.
  • NOTE: this description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

What you bring to the party:

  • High School Diploma or GED and/or 1-year production experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Preferably an incoming college junior or senior in food science, microbiology, chemistry, biology, or other science field with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). A lot of data collection will be required for this position.
  • Able to be on feet 4-8 hours a day as needed
  • Comfortable learning and working with instrumentation
  • Ability to perform all duties required in both office and manufacturing environments wearing proper PPE.
  • Have the desire and ability to work well both independently and cross functionally.
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
  • Have reliable transportation to and from working location.

We offer a variety pack of benefits after just 30 days:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate. Paid Time Off (PTO) is available after 90 days.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer's, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is your invitation to apply now!

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