R&D Intern
Madison, WI 
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Clasen Quality Chocolate is a world-class manufacturer of chocolate and confectionery coatings. CQC supports a professional, yet relaxed work environment where teamwork is the key to our success. Working for a privately-held company provides you with the opportunity to wear many different "hats," make a difference every day, and have fun doing it! We are committed to being an Employer of Choice in Southern Wisconsin and offering our employees a variety of traditional and unconventional benefits.

We are currently accepting applications for a Research & Development Intern for the Summer of 2020. This position will be based out of Corporate Office facility on the east side of Madison, WI, ranked the "Best Place to Live 2015" by Livability.com. This position will report to the R&D Product Development Manager.

JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the R&D Intern is to support and contribute to the R&D Innovation Team by helping to solve a technical problem over the course of a summer internship. The project results and findings will be reported at the end of the internship. Additonally the intern will help create chocolate and coating samples in a laboratory setting and assist with formulating items designed to meet the sensory and nutritional requirements of a project.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Design a research project to help solve a real technical problem. Collect and analyze data to make recommendations for strategies to solve a current technical need.
  • Use of laboratory equipment such as lab size refiners, mixers, viscometers, micrometers, and depositors.
  • Create formulations and bench top samples for sales and customer evaluation within agreed time frame.
  • Participate in normal functioning of innovation lab
  • Participate in plant trials in full-scale manufacturing environment.
  • Ensure all research is documented in lab notebooks and project files.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years completed toward a BS-Food Science Degree; Food Engineering or related field of study
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Work near allergens, such as peanut, tree nuts, dairy, and soy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Detail oriented and accuracy is essential
  • Good time management skills

BENEFITS:

  • 401(k) Employer Match
  • Onsite Fitness Facility

CQC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO Poster

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CQC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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