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Research and Development Co-Op

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Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  20941
Job Function:  College Recruitment (Interns/OMTS/LMTS)

Perdue Farms is a family-owned food and agriculture company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation.  We were founded on trust—a value that carries through everything we do. Perdue Foods is a leader in Premium Proteins and Perdue AgriBusiness ranks among the top US grain companies. 

Summary

Perdue offers students an opportunity for a career path within Research and Development (R&D) through a CO-OP program. Students who are selected to join the organization’s CO-OP program will be involved in project work focused on new product development and/or line extensions to existing products within the research and development department.  We encourage students to bring their technical expertise and passion for knowledge to help us in developing quality food products for the marketplace.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This is an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in one of our key R&D areas including:

  • Product development
  • Packaging
  • Processing
  • Sensory
  • Culinary.

The student will be integrated into our business with identified objectives for specific project(s) and will be partnered with a mentor to help with professional growth. 

This program is a full-time, 5-6 month opportunity for Undergraduate or Masters students in Food Science, Agriculture, Poultry/Animal Science, Sensory, Packaging, Engineering, and Culinary. The program will run from January 2021 to June 2021.

Minimum Education
  • Must be at least a Junior or Senior currently pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree at an accredited university in a relevant field of study
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA or higher; 3.25 GPA or higher is highly preferred
Experience Requirements
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have strong communication skills including written and verbal
  • Must be able to work independently or in teams
  • Some positions may require travel to other facilities
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.  May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
When in a plant environment: Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity. May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db. to 110 db.
May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.
Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.  May need to climb ladders.




 

 

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Salisbury