Intern, Microbiology Lab (Summer 2017)
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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016
The J. M. Smucker Company
JOB DESCRIPTIONFor more than 115 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's , Folgers , Jif , Dunkin Donuts , Crisco , Pillsbury , R.W. Knudsen Family , Hungry Jack , Caf Bustelo , Martha White , truRoots , Sahale Snacks , Robin Hood , and Bick s . In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix , Milk- Bone , Kibbles 'n Bits , Natural Balance , and 9Lives . The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit jmsmucker.com.
Microbiology Lab Intern
Orrville, OH (Greater Akron area)
WE OFFER THE BENEFIT OF INTERN HOUSING ASSISTANCE, FOR THOSE THAT QUALIFY BASED ON PROXIMITY, TO ENSURE INTERNS HAVE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE AND ARE FINANCIALLY ABLE TO AFFORD LIVING FOR THE LENGTH OF THE INTERNSHIP.
Monday through Friday 8 5 (Flex hours)
PRIMARY INTERNAL CUSTOMERS
Research and Development
Primary Objective of the Role
Provide microbiological laboratory experience to an individual studying within a Food Science/Microbiology/Biology or related field. Enhance the individual s food product microbiological knowledge base.
Routine microbiological testing on finished goods and environmental samples
Laboratory project support
Microbiological reporting within Smucker databases
General laboratory upkeep
Management of an individual Micro project requiring a presentation at the end of the internship
Working toward a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, Food Science or related field is required
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Strong chemistry and mathematics background
Good computer knowledge and skills
Highly adaptable and flexible to a dynamic environment
Self-motivated, high energy level
General laboratory experience
The J. M. Smucker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.