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Microbiology Lab Intern
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Tillamook Dairy | Tillamook, OR
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Microbiology Lab Intern

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is "Dairy Done Right." As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We're taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.

What you will do:

The Microbiology Internship is a summer program that provides training for the intern in the Microbiology field. The Internship will encompass basic involvement in Microbiology Lab work while working with the Senior Microbiologist and Assistant Microbiologist.

Here's a day in the life:

* Mastitis culture work; streaking and reading plates
* Making necessary medias and reagents
* Autoclave Operation
* General Sanitation
* Working on special projects as they arise

Skills you'll need:

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED is required. A Bachelor's degree or in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree (junior or senior preferred) in Food Science, Dairy Science or related field of study is a plus.

Prior food production or production /manufacturing experience and/or training is preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to operate with moderate supervision

Technical knowledge in area of responsibility and meticulous attention to detail

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel); specialized database experience is preferred

Requires commitment to objectives of the department and organization; Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

Math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

Decision-making skills, training skills, problem analysis skills, teamwork, creativity, the need to read, write, speak and understand the English language and the need to perform advanced math (analysis, statistics, significant data or number manipulation)

Physical ability to taste test all of our products

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to pass pre-employment test.

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers

Internship, temporary-full-time position. Wage is hourly and is DOE.

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA