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Product Development Intern
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc | Richland, Washington
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Job Description Summary

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader. Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization's goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.

The Research & 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.

The 10-12 week paid internship will run from June-September 2020 (actual dates may vary depending on the student's academic calendar). Individual intern projects will be assigned, and a final presentation made at the conclusion of the internship. Interns will attend organized social events throughout the summer, and a relocation stipend is available to those who qualify.

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* Conduct laboratory and pilot plant experiments
* Exposure to manufacturing processes and equipment for periodic extended workdays
* 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 current and accuracy laboratory notebook

Job Qualifications

* Current enrollment in a bachelor's degree program related to Food Science: Junior or Senior standing preferred
* Minimum GPA 3.0
* Self-starter with strong results orientation
* 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.
* Ability to life up to 50 pounds
* Ability to travel
* Ability to relocate to Richland, WA for the duration of the internship (summer 2020)
* Valid Driver's License and ability to operate a motor vehicle
* Ability to meet the Lamb Weston Authorized Driving Requirements