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Smuckers | Akron, Ohio
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For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Crisco®, Café Bustelo®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's® Uncrustables®, Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and Nature's Recipe®. 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 our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.


Analytical 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)


* Sensory
* Research and Development
* Manufacturing Plants


* Provide analytical laboratory experience to an individual studying within a Food Science/Chemistry/Biology or related field. Enhance the individual's food product analytical attributes knowledge base.


* Operation of analytical equipment (i.e. Karl Fisher % moisture, pH, Aw, viscosity, color, % fat, % protein, % salt and density) for food categories
* Laboratory projects
* Analytical reporting within Smucker databases
* General laboratory glassware upkeep
* Management of an individual analytical project requiring a presentation at the end of the internship
* ISO Certification support



* Working toward a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or related field
* GPA of 3.0 or higher

Key Qualifications

* 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

About Smuckers

The J.M. Smucker Company is engaged in manufacture and marketing of branded food products on a worldwide basis. Majority of the Company's sales are in the United States. The Company's operations outside the United States are principally in Canada, although products are exported to other countries as well. The J.M. Smucker Company operates in two segments: U.S. retail market and special markets. The U.S. retail market segment includes the consumer and consumer oils, and baking businesses. The special markets segment represents the aggregation of the foodservice, beverage, Canada and international businesses. During the fiscal year ended April 30, 2008 (fiscal 2008), the U.S. retail market segment accounted for over 74% of the Company's net sales. (Source: 10-K)

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