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Hormel Foods Corp | Austin, Minnesota
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Job Description

Product Development Intern

To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.

Company Description:

Inspired People. Inspired Food.™-

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.™- -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.

Job Purpose: To gain real world experience in the successful manufacturing of food products


* Work closely with product development scientists on a wide variety of value added food projects. (may require travel to other production facilities)
* Gain experience and apply knowledge of food science to the product development process
* Learn to operate a wide variety of food processing equipment.
* Practice communication skills, use analytical techniques and apply critical thinking skills.
* Projects may include:
* Product formulation
* Process/Product Troubleshooting
* Testing new ingredients and processes
* Conducting meat quality audits
* Preparing and presenting food prototypes for review by sales, marketing, operations and R&D


* Must have at least Junior status and major in Food Science, Animal Science or related field with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
* Demonstrated leadership skills are necessary for success in this position
* Previous food or meat processing experience is beneficial
* Possess a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit
* Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
* Applicants must not now, or any time in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa

Location and Hours:

* Position is based out of our Research & Development division at our Corporate Headquarters in Austin, MN
* Position is full time, 40 hours per week beginning late May and ending mid August


* Competitive salary
* Paid housing allowance
* Reimbursement of all expenses incurred on the job

Application Instructions: Please visit http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers to apply online.

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


About Hormel Foods Corp

Hormel Foods Corporation is engaged in the production of a variety of meat and food products, and the marketing of those products throughout the United States and internationally. The Company operates in five segments: grocery products, refrigerated foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store (JOTS), specialty foods and all other. The Company's products primarily consist of meat and other food products. The meat products are sold fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned. In June 2008, the Company acquired Boca Grande Foods, Inc. (Boca Grande). Boca Grande manufactures, sells, and distributes liquid portion products and operates a facility in Duluth, Georgia. (Source: 10-K)

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