Lamb Weston Food Science Intern – Innovation & Product Development

Lamb Weston Food Science Intern – Innovation & Product Development

Lamb Weston Food Science Intern – Innovation & Product Development. Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, we’ve produced innovative, inventive products that make life better for our customers and their customers.

Food Science Intern – Innovation & Product Development

Location – Richland, WA (Richland Office)

Req ID – 221472

Job Description Summary

Participate in a 12-week internship program built around your career goals and hands-on projects that impact the organization. As part of the Lamb Weston University Recruiting Internship Program, Interns work towards completing a Capstone project and are assigned a mentor who will guide and evaluate performance. Whether you are interested in Agricultural Science, Data Science, Finance, Supply Chain, IT, Manufacturing, Food Science, Marketing, or Engineering, our highly selective summer intern program has projects that will help you build the next stage in your career.

  • 12-week paid internship, May – August (actual dates may vary)
  • Gain real-world working experience through dynamic projects assigned by your mentor and assigned department
  • Network and learn from executives, department leaders, high performers, and fellow interns across the business
  • Receive guidance and feedback from your assigned mentor throughout the program
  • Professional development events providing tools that will help after the internship and after graduation.

Job Description

Food Science Intern – Innovation & Product Development

This Food Science Innovation & Product Development Intern will be a contributing member of a team that brings together leading-edge technical knowledge to spur development of new potato products and processes.

This intern will gain insight to industry while assisting professionals in studies and projects. The intern is a resource to the Sr. Food Scientist in the execution of pilot plant tests and research studies. They will be mentored and receive as needed training and given new responsibilities.

The intern will be capable of working in a collaborative environment demonstrated by sharing ideas, opinions and expertise.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct laboratory and pilot plant experiments
  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment

Proficiencies Gained:

  • Cross-functional team-building skills
  • Exposure to contemporary business and technical challenges
  • Networking with professional with extensive industry experience
  • Opportunity to personally drive projects based on individual’s skill and interest level
  • Unique approaches to Root Cause and Gap Analysis
  • Analytical and data evaluation experience
  • Plan test sequences Order, weigh and assemble components
  • Operate and assemble pilot plant equipment Prepare samples for laboratory analyses
  • Document and maintain accurate and complete records relating to processing parameters, product attributes, weights, etc.
  • Collect and organize data Format, analyze, and summarize data
  • Maintain a current and accuracy laboratory notebook.

Basic & Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled or a recent graduate of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program related to Food Science.
  • Juniors, Seniors, or Master’s degree students preferred but also accepting recent grads
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 preferred
  • A basic understanding of science (biology, chemistry, or food technology/engineering) to apply skills to support bench top/lab testing under supervision of a professional
  • Ability to problem solve with limited guidance
  • Continuous improvement mindset and methodology
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer competency with experience with MS suite of products desirable.

Industry-Competitive Benefits

Coupled with our compensation and bonus incentive programs, our benefits deliver rewards that are market competitive. Some of the most attractive elements of our benefit programs include:

  • Health Insurance Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health and Dependent Care, and Health Reimbursement Accounts
  • Well-being programs including companywide events and a wellness incentive program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Financial Wellness – Industry leading 401(k) plan with generous company contributions, Financial Planning Services, Employee Stock purchase program, and Health Savings Accounts, Life and Accident insurance
  • Family-Friendly Employee events
  • Employee Assistance Program services – mental health and other concierge type services

Benefits may vary based on location, job role/level, job status, and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

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