Pinnacle Foods Quality Internship in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Overview

At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose:unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.

The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.

Responsibilities

SCOPE OF POSITION:

Work under the supervision of a Quality Supervisor and Quality Manager assisting the Quality and Food Safety, Continuous Improvement (CI), and Operations departments with relevant technical work. During their tenure, Quality Interns may conduct studies pertinent to food safety requirement and provide hands-on assistance to Quality, CI, and Operations.

Position is expected to last 4 months. However, Pinnacle reserves to right to shorten or extend the term at its discretion.

Interns typically work 15 – 25 hours per week on average during school semesters and 32 hours per week during the summer. Schedules are flexible to accommodate class schedules within the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct quality/food safety studies to test and validate technologies, equipment, and processes.

  • Assist in the development and management of quality/food safety projects.

  • Compile and transfer data collected into spreadsheets.

  • Generate reports for management staffed pertaining to projects working on.

  • Assist Quality and Sanitation in day to day activities.

  • Participate in Kaizens/5Why exercises, on process improvement teams, and/or serve in other related capacities.

  • Be willing to follow the Good Manufacturing Processes of a high-volume food manufacturer.

Qualifications

SKILLS/PROFICIENCIES:

Minimum qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • Computer Knowledge – Comfortable with Microsoft Office a requirement.

  • Interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a matrixed team environment.

  • Junior level standing in a 4-year biology/food science program required with most core classes completed.

  • Ability to learn complex production/quality processes and new technologies quickly.

  • Creative in problem solving and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.

  • Previous experience in the food processing area a plus.

  • Any science discipline may apply, but preference given to Food Science students.

Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard toprotected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, nationalorigin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or anyother legally protected basis.

Job ID2018-6578

CategoryQuality