Ingredion Incorporated Quality Intern (Summer 2019) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ingredion is seeking a motivated student to join as a Quality Intern for summer 2019. In this position, you will be responsible for completing several small quality control and quality assurance projects for our team. You will also be responsible for applying concepts learned in quality or science related classes to actual manufacturing of food ingredients.

As the Quality Intern, your responsibilities will include:

  • Attending daily leadership team meeting and attending monthly safety meetings with the responsibility for personal and team safety

  • Understanding use of process technologies in manufacturing

  • Identifying and supporting continuous improvement initiatives by offering new ideas and thinking creatively

  • Managing quality standards to ensure compliance in production

  • Testing samples are to be gathered and tested within the expected time frame and stored as required

  • Managing complete, accurate, and legible test records, in accordance with Company policy and record keeping procedure

  • Following all safety and quality guidelines according to Good Laboratory Practices and lab safety requirements to ensure a clean workspace

  • Supporting production and quality teams on the investigations for customer related issues

  • Identifying growth and cost savings projects to give directly to the productivity and costs associated with manufacturing

  • Creating an environment conducive to teamwork with other members of the quality team as well as other functional groups in the plant

  • The ability to produce and give effective presentations

The Quality Intern position is well suited for you if you:

  • Have the ability to deliver results in a very challenging and fast-paced environment

  • Are analytical, a critical thinker, have problem-solving skills and are dedicated and innovative with a strong will to succeed

  • Have multi-tasking skills and can manage time while keeping a high level of integrity and authenticity

  • Are a self-starter with a strong work ethic and are able to work as a team member with a variety of people at all levels within the organization

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree in in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology or science related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 preferred

  • Ability to work 40hrs per week during the summer internship term

  • An assertive, creative, ambitious, and positive thinking mindset

  • Ability to tackle problems, identify improvement opportunities, implement action plans and follow-up to ensure results

  • Basic computer skills and proven ability to use programs such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Familiarity with working in a lab environment

To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • Currently possess unrestricted authorization to work in the United States. Ingredion does not intend to sponsor work visas with respect to this position or to provide this position as OPT or CPT.

  • Be a currently enrolled student in a Bachelor’s Degree Program. If currently enrolled in an undergrad status, must have completed at least two years of coursework with status as a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior.

  • If you have completed your degree, please consider other opportunities with Ingredion, posted at www.ingredion.com/careers.

As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.