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Careers in Food Science Below are many job openings and internship opportunities in Food Science, Meat Science, and many other areas. Jobs are in industry and academia. Contact information and job descriptions are included for more details on each job.

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Bimbo Bakeries

Production Supervisor positions

For more information and application: Bimbo Bakeries
Date posted: 2/8/16


C.H. Guenther and Son

C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. is a dynamic growing family privately owned corporation that has delivered high quality grain-based products, traditional flavors and our just "baked from scratch" taste for more than 160 years. We continue to be a leading supplier of gravies and sauces, baking mixes and other value-added grain based food products to Food Service and select consumer markets in North America and Europe.

Position: Production Team Leader
Location: North Kansas City, Missouri
Job Grade: 5
Reports to: Plant Manager

To apply for this position, send your resume to: akiger@chg.com
Date posted
: 2/8/16



Food Safety Quality Regulatory Co-Op

The FSQR function at Cargill will provide students with a career interest and a food related academic background, the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a food business and manufacturing environment. The co-op program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and work with Cargill business units/function to provide solutions to customers. Through assigned projects, Co-ops will have the opportunity to positively impact a number of food safety, quality, and efficiency initiatives.

For more information and application: Cargill
Date posted: 2/8/16


Mars North America

Product Development Technologist– 80694

Reports To: GIC Product Manager
Location: Thompsons Station, TN

The role provides R&D support and leadership of global innovation and QES initiatives within the Petcare Business Unit, aligned with its strategic focus areas and technology platforms. This position supports all Dry GIC activities, including consumer research, early-stage prototyping, planning and execution of pilot-scale trials, and capture and communication of research outcomes. Significant collaboration is expected with other product developers, process engineering, packaging development, and across multiple disciplines within R&D, as well as cross-functional teams outside of R&D. The role requires technical knowledge of relevant food processes and technologies and the ability to think creatively while applying problem solving skills towards the validation of product concepts and technologies.

For more information and application: Mars North America
Date posted: 2/8/16


Food Safety Manager

We are looking for a Food Safety Manager. Those recent graduates looking for a job are encouraged to apply. Mel-O-Cream Donuts International Inc. Mel-O-Cream Donuts International is a regional manufacturer of bakery products. We are located in Springfield, Illinois. We manufacture products sold to grocery wholesalers, institutional food distributors and convenience stores. We are looking for an applicant who is HACCP Certified, preferably SQF Certified and has food safety knowledge.

For information, contact: Laura Davis, Human Resource Generalist at 217-483-1803 or ldavis@mel-o-cream.com


Date posted: 1/25/16


Associate Scientist - Merck Animal Health

Merck Animal Health is seeking a candidate with strong laboratory skills interested in vaccine development as an Associate Scientist. A Bachelor's degree is required, but someone with a Master's would have opportunity for advancement. Those May 2015 or December 2015 graduates should consider applying.

For more information and application: Merck Animal Health
Date posted: 1/11/16


Senior Food Scientist - Dairy Farmers of America

Lead and manage technical initiatives for dairy protein business unit. Understand customer needs and be able to propose and develop technical solutions. Lead, plan and implement specific projects and objectives that drive value and profitability for the business unit.

For more information and application: Dairy Farmers of America, job posting #6275
Date posted: 1/4/16


University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Department of Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences (CL&NS) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and students and seeks a full time tenure track faculty member with expertise and research interests in Food Safety. The candidate will be appointed at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank depending upon qualifications, and will work with internal and external collaborators in fields such as Clinical Laboratory, Nutritional, Biological Sciences and Engineering.

For more information and application: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Date posted: 12/21/15


Boar's Head - Various positions

For more information, contact: Kristin Hayes, 614-662-5300, x8114, Kristin.Hayes@boarshead.com
Date posted: 12/21/15


HB Taylor Company

We are currently looking for a Flavor Development Technician to work in our R&D lab under the guidance of a Senior Flavor Chemist. You will be responsible for the accurate compounding of flavors, the organization and cleanliness of the lab, the maintenance of raw material stock and the shipment of samples. You will also participate in the preparation of sensory evaluations and customer presentations.

For more information, contact: Submit your resume via your CES (Career and Employment Services) account or email to pat@HBTaylor.com
Date posted: 12/7/15


Pepsico - Supply Chain Leader

Upon joining the organization, you will go through a customized 3 month leadership training program in preparation for a Manager position. To assimilate and assure skill transfer you will gain exposure to the key players and functions across the plant, including the Warehouse, Traffic, and Maintenance departments. The training and assimilation for this position involves working across all 3 shifts to learn the foundation of the business and develop an understanding of our manufacturing processes and supply chain. The job is in a physical work environment with varying length work days/schedule. In the CPG industry, weekends and holidays are often our most demanding days. Candidates must be willing and prepared to work weekends and holidays as needed.

For more information: Pepsico
Date posted: 12/1/15

University of Kentucky

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Food Sciences position, 12-month tenure track (approximately 70% research, 30% instruction), which will support the foods research and instruction missions of the department.

For more information and application: University of Kentucky
Date posted: 11/2/15

Kerry Ingredients

Kerry Ingredients has two positions open:

  1. Bakery Technologist with emphasis on emulsifier functionality and technical support.
  2. Bakery technologist with emphasis on texture system (functional actives dry blended-primarily emulsifiers, enzymes, flavors, acacia gum) development and technical support.

For more information, contact: Ryan Smith, ryan.smith@kerry.com
Date posted: 10/26/15

Alma Creamery

Alma Creamery, Alma, Kansas has positions openings in the production area. Any interested students contact Shon Hansen at leej89@hotmail.com. The creamery is located at 509 E. 3rd Street, Alma, KS.

Date posted: 10/26/15

Meat Science

Smithfield Foods

Laboratory Technologist

For more information and application: Smithfield Foods
Date posted: 2/8/16


ConAgra Foods

Food Scientist position

For more information and application: ConAgra Foods
Date posted: 2/8/16


Holton Meat Processing LLC

Holton Meat Processing, LLC, is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Slaughter Floor Supervisor. Holton Meat Processing, LLC, is a small meat processing facility that slaughters 2 days a week, Monday and Thursday. The Slaughter Floor Supervisor will be responsible for everything involved with the slaughter floor.

For more information, contact: Brandon Rinkes, btr_ksu@yahoo.com
Date posted: 12/21/15

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Sugar Creek Packing

Sugar Creek is seeking a summer intern for the Quality Assurance Department that is motivated and interested in working in a food plant environment. Job functions will vary. This internship may include, but is not limited to the following: learning and assuming the role of QA Technicians as needed, working on special projects as assigned, and assisting the QA Manager and Plant Manager as needed. Furthermore, this internship would be a great opportunity for an individual who would like to gain experience and knowledge in all aspects of raw bacon processing, as well as ready-to-eat or pre-cooked bacon operations.

Qualifications: Agriculture, Animal Science, Food Science, Meat Science

Please send resume and cover letter to: ljacobs@sugarcreek.com

And specify that this is for a summer internship

Online Application Address: http://www.sugarcreek.com/

Date posted: 2/8/16


Kansas Department of Health and Environment

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Health Promotion is seeking an undergraduate intern to assist with the promotion and management of the Capitol Midweek Farmers Market. The Capitol Midweek Farmers Market was started in 2006 by the Capital City Wellness Coalition. The main goals of the market are to increase access to fresh, locally grown, high-quality produce and to increase physical activity by providing a walking destination for the 35,000 employees working in Downtown Topeka.

To apply: Online Internship Application
Date posted: 2/8/16


Kansas Department of Agriculture

The State of Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for 2016 Summer Interns through the Governor's Internship Program.

Interested individuals may apply for the program at: https://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/internship.

Please note in the required Statement of Interest, the specific KDA internship for which you are applying. Deadline for the completed application packet is March 1. Unless otherwise noted, all internship positions will be located in Manhattan, KS. Starting date will be May 23.

Date posted: 2/8/16


Riega Foods, LLC

One or two interns (immediate need) for food safety and quality assurance
Begin date: as early as next semester (spring 2016), Flexible on hours
Eventually looking to hire full-time in mid-2016 (either intern moving to full-time at graduation or other full-time option)
Specific needs include:

  • HACCP Review and Training Development (HACCP already in place)
  • SQF certification preparation and help with the review
  • Organic, Kosher & Vegan certifications (already in place, but need additions & review)
  • Product/Ingredient QA review and protocol development including microbiological thresholds, testing procedures and documentation procedures
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) review
  • Supplier safety review & documentation

For more information, contact: Dr. Sara Gragg, saragragg@ksu.edu
Date posted: 11/18/15

Nestle Operations Management Intern

The Nestlé Operations Management Training (OMT) Internship is a 12-week paid Summer Internship based in one of twenty-six Nestlé factories throughout the nation and will have the opportunity for alignment within six functional career paths:

  • Operations
  • Quality
  • Packaging
  • Technical Applications (Product Development)
  • Safety, Health & Environmental
  • Engineering

For more information and applicationNestle
Date posted: 11/2/15

Nestle/Purina Internships

This is just a quick reminder that our internship and entry-level opportunities are still posted! We encourage you to visit the link provided https://www.nestlepurinacareers.com/ and see the list of available positions. You can also visit the Career Connexion App, which is an easy way for your students to determine which positions might be the best fit. Students please know that these positions are closed as early as mid-October, and we're currently processing applications.

Date posted: 9/14/15

PepsiCo/Quaker Oats

Undergraduates entering the Supply Chain organization can do so through the Intern Program which provides the opportunity to experience different aspects of the Supply Chain system. Candidates should be completing their junior year of studies

For more information and application: PepsiCo
Date Posted: 9/14/15

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