Post Consumer Brands Quality & Food Safety Intern Summer 2018 - Northfield, MN in Northfield, Minnesota

WHAT TO EXPECT AS AN INTERN We are a different kind of Cereal Company. At Post Consumer Brands, you will spend 12 weeks being a key player on your team, working on important projects that have a BIG impact. At the end of your internship, you will formally present your summer work to your team and cross functional partners. Interning at PCB is not all work in the office. You will have opportunities to network with other interns and their managers at social events throughout the summer. WHAT YOU WILL DO Our Quality/Food Safety Intern will have the opportunity to develop broad-based business knowledge in targeted functional areas where there is a strong desire to build internal talent. This knowledge will be gained through a summer intern program with exposure to several functions. The ultimate goal is for participants to gain an in-depth understanding of the Post approach to business, so that they can have access to accelerated growth opportunities and position themselves for leadership roles within the company. Responsibilities - The Quality / Food Safety Intern will learn all areas of the plant Quality Assurance Department which includes product formulation, sanitation, pest control, product analysis, statistical process control, product testing and interaction with government regulatory agencies concerning quality control. Training will include, but not limited to the following: * Quality assurance and food safety program elements * Utilization of Quality Assurance data to measure product quality performance. * Product quality initiatives related to customer visits and sales and marketing communications. * Regarding disposition of HOLD product and root cause analysis. * Continuous improvement activities. * GMP audits and inspections. * HACCP and allergen programs. Possible Projects- Previous interns have worked closely with the Operations team on projects such as: * Validation of Plant HACCP Plans * Create an online hold order system to simplify the finished food hold/release procedure * Participate in Annual SQF Audit WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR (requirements) * Successful candidates currently pursuing degree in Food Science, Food Processing, Engineering, Microbiology or related field * Sophomore or higher status strongly preferred * Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 * Proven leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal skills * Ability to work independently and in teams * Strong written and oral Communication skills * Previous internship or work experience (strongly preferred) The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. Qualifications Skills Behaviors : Motivations : Education Experience Licenses & Certifications Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities