Microbiology Lab Internship- job post

Johnsonville Sausage

Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085


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Johnsonville will place you, as an intern or co-op student, into a fun and challenging position where you can make real contributions to real projects, applying your knowledge and creativity. In addition to hands-on experience in your particular field, you’ll have the chance to work with Members from a variety of functional areas, in a team-based work environment and a culture that celebrates growth and learning. We value the enthusiasm, fresh ideas and desire to learn and grow that you’ll bring to our organization. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind experience at Johnsonville, and be able to say you helped make a real difference at a great, global company.

Johnsonville, LLC


Microbiology Lab Internship

Sheboygan Falls, WI

Summer 2023

Position Overview:

As an intern in Johnsonville’s microbiology lab, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn all aspects, functionality, and supporting activities of an industrial food microbiology laboratory. You will work within Johnsonville’s Quality Enhancement Team and interact with Research & Development, Operations, Engineering, and Manufacturing.



  • Conduct applied/molecular microbiology QC and pathogen testing procedures using standard, rapid, and “State of the Art” detection techniques
  • Lead studies to evaluate new detection technologies, products, and processing procedures
  • Generate, analyze, and interpret microbiological data and reports
  • Collect and analyze daily/weekly pre-operational and/or operational environmental swabs, incoming raw materials, and finished products
  • Troubleshoot potential microbiological/quality issues related to production, products, and materials
  • Serve as a support role to Research & Development, Operations, and Manufacturing Teams
  • Assist in corporate food safety/quality enhancement initiatives across all business units
  • Support general laboratory preparation



  • To qualify, the candidate is required to be working towards a B.S. or M.S. degree in food/meat science, microbiology, and/or biology

Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of microbiology, food safety, and food testing protocols
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and statistical software
  • Willing to travel to other facilities
  • Maintain accurate and complete work records such as a notebook and status reports
  • Ability to work “off-shifts” when needed

How to Apply:


External candidate: Apply on-line only at: careers.johnsonville.com


Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.