R&D Product Development Internship- job post

Johnsonville Sausage

Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085


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This is an area where the Johnsonville value of innovation has a distinctly scientific flavor. As a member of our research and development team, you’ll be responsible for continually finding new ways to improve upon current Johnsonville products and develop new ones. You and your team members will use the latest consumer trend data to bring new and exciting flavors to the marketplace. You may also have opportunities to work with regulatory and other experts to design new and innovative packaging for our products.

Johnsonville, LLC

R&D Product Development Internship

Sheboygan Falls, WI

Summer 2023

Position Overview:

You will execute Research and Development Product Development activities in support of our Process Development, Packaging Development and Sensory/Consumer Insights Groups under the direction of R&D scientists. You will work within Johnsonville’s R&D Product Development group and interact with Sensory/Consumer Insights, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Information Systems and Supply. Your main objectives will be to assist in the development/processing/packaging of new product platforms, line extensions and product improvements; evaluate the sensory characteristics of the several product designs that are generated; and participate in the cross-functional activities of project teams relative to the product development role. The role is structured as a summer internship.


  • Develop Project Vision, Objective(s), Scope, and Deliverables
  • Plan project activities and develop timelines
  • Work on cross-functional teams and work independently
  • Assist in pilot plant trials and plant trials
  • Maintain accurate and complete work records such as a notebook and status reports
  • Share your ideas, questions, problems, and results with other team members


  • Must be working towards a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Meat Science or Food Science

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability and willingness to travel to other facilities
  • Ability to work “off shifts” as needed
  • Desire to learn, grow and contribute in a team-based environment
  • Must possess a drive for excellence
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must maintain confidentiality of proprietary information

Posting Date: 
September 2022

Travel: Minimal

Location: Sheboygan Falls, WI

Member Status: Intern

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.