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Quality Assurance Intern

Company: Agropur MSI
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

For Current Agropur Employees:
Please apply for this job through the Career application of your Workday Home Page.

Job Type:
Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Working at Agropur means being a member of an extended family where simplicity and honesty are part of everyday life, and where the management style is based on integrity, openness and autonomy. You too can join the Agropur family!

Who we are:

We are an employee-focused organization that promotes from within and are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented employees to join our growing team. Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy processor. In addition to being one of the largest award-winning cheese manufacturers, Agropur is a leader in high quality and diverse nutritional whey proteins. Agropur's 10 US-based, SQF Certified plants are behind some of the most prominent food, beverage, and nutrition brands in the industry. Vertically integrated by design, Agropur provides future-forward solutions in the areas of cheese, ingredients, beverages, and custom contract manufacturing services. "Better Dairy. Better World."

What this role is all about:
We are looking for Quality Assurance Internsin La Crosse, WI

The Quality Assurance Intern works closely with the Quality Assurance and Laboratory Leadership team on various tasks and projects to maintain consistency in company protocols and procedures. This position assists in helping maintain Agropur's commitment to food safety & quality by monitoring and verifying production parameters in accordance with the Quality programs. The Quality Assurance Intern may report to any member of the Plant Leadership Team, but typically to a Quality Assurance Manager, supervisor or Plant Manager. The responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Intern will vary based on assignments and department needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uphold Agropur's Food Safety, Quality and Employee Safety requirements at all times.
  • Learn and assist with conducting routine Quality Inspections related to food production: Finished Product quality, regulatory, compliance, pest control, employee GMPs, training compliance and HACCP compliance.
  • Learn and assist with conducting pre-operational and routine sanitation inspections.
  • Assist with executing QA Hold/Release functions on incoming Raw ingredients, packaging and Finished Products.
  • Learn to anticipate, trouble shoot, and resolve problems with good manufacturing practices and/or sanitation quickly.
  • Collect samples for equipment, environmental and in-process monitoring.
  • Review documentation as it relates to food safety requirements and facility policies.
  • Perform documentation review and inspection of all raw materials, packaging and finished product.
  • Take direction on assignments and then work autonomously or with appropriate team(s) to accomplish assignment objectives.
  • Acquire current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments and applicable laws related to Quality Assurance in a dairy manufacturing environment.
  • Thoroughly learn about the Agropur business model and how to run an efficient Quality department.
  • Actively meet and speak with Quality employees to learn the various aspects and responsibilities of their jobs.
  • Learn to work safely and efficiently, while maintaining accuracy.
  • Successfully pass any assessments or tests required to work within the Quality Assurance department.
  • Present a summary of projects and lessons learned at end of internship, if applicable.

    Other Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • Safety Protocol
      • Stop any observed unsafe acts and obey facility safety rules and procedures.
      • Correct or report any observed safety hazards.
      • Support safety policies and programs.

        This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

        The Requirements (Minimum Qualifications):
        • Currently enrolled in an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Master's program in a Dairy Science, Food Science, Chemistry - or Agricultural Science-related program as a candidate for graduation.
        • No experience required; in-house training provided.

          What we offer you:
          • An environment that upholds our five core values: Boldness, Collaboration, Communication, Excellence and Integrity
          • Opportunities for future employment opportunities at Agropur
          • Training program
          • Community Involvement

            AA/EEO - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Keywords: Agropur MSI, La Crosse , Quality Assurance Intern, Other , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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