Quality Food Safety Intern (Summer 2022)- job post

Post Consumer Brands

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701 5th St W, Northfield, MN 55057


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Looking to pursue a career in Quality Food Safety at a growing consumer packaged goods company? Do you want to gain hands-on experience in an innovative, mission-driven, consumer-centric organization? Post Consumer Brands is looking for a Quality Food Safety Intern for a 12-week summer 2022 immersive & transformative internship experience. Post Consumer Brands is unique as our core values & mission is at the forefront of our efforts. Consider joining our team to launch the success story of your career journey.

Job Title: Quality Food Safety Intern

Department: Quality Food Safety

Location: Northfield, MN (Campbell Mill plant – one of the largest plants in the Post network)


The purpose of this position is to provide an opportunity to develop broad-based business knowledge in targeted functional areas where there is a strong desire to build internal talent.? This knowledge will be gained through a summer intern program with exposure to several functions across the plant.?The ultimate goal is for participants to gain an in-depth understanding of the Post approach to business, so that they can have access to accelerated growth opportunities and position themselves for leadership roles within the company.


The Quality Food Safety Intern may assist in a number of project and/or operations support roles within the plant and will learn all areas of the plant Quality Assurance Department which includes product formulation, sanitation, pest control, product analysis, statistical process control, product testing and interaction with government regulatory agencies concerning quality control. Assignments may include work such as:

Quality assurance and food safety program elements

Utilization of Quality Assurance data to measure product quality performance.

Product quality initiatives related to customer visits and sales and marketing communications.

Regarding disposition of HOLD product and root cause analysis.

Continuous improvement activities.

GMP audits and inspections.

HACCP and allergen programs.


Possible Projects include:
Validation of Plant HACCP Plans

Create an online hold order system to simplify the finished food hold/release procedure

Participate in Annual SQF Audit

Specific project and operational roles will be identified 30-60 days prior to the start of the internship, based on business need and intern interests.


Candidates must be pursuing a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree or at an institution with an accredited program in Food Science, Food Processing, Engineering, Microbiology or related field

Proven leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and in teams

Strong written and oral communication skills

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who takes initiative to identify areas of opportunity and take action

A high level of competence in computer applications and the ability to use technology as a decision-support tool

Ability to identify and evaluate tactical methods to achieve objectives, identify deviations from the plan, and facilitate resolution

Ability to handle confidential information and use discretion within and outside of the organization

Previous internship or work experience (strongly preferred)

Interest in the consumer-packaged goods / manufacturing industry with the desire to start a career with Post Consumer Brands after graduation (strongly preferred)

Additional Program Information & Perks

Offering competitive compensation

Access to a dynamic internship event program including development, networking, & social activities

Eligible for subsidized housing & relocation stipend

Cereal galore – enjoy a variety of cereal and oatmeal options in our break room, for free. Free milk, coffee, and conversation included as well. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

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