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Quality Control Technician Summer Intern - Flavors

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Quality Control Technician Summer Intern - Flavors
Department: Quality/Regulatory, Flavors
Location: Carol Stream, IL
Type: Internship
-This role will assist in the daily tasks of the Flavors QC lab and work to support long term projects.
-Participate in daily sensory trainings involving learning raw material aroma profiles and how to accurately describe them.
Duties would include, but not be limited to the following:
-Running physical tests (Specific Gravity, Refractive Index, Loss on Drying, Bulk Density, Flash point, and Water Activity)
-Learn about and run samples on the GC
-Making items up to taste
-Participating in daily sensory training and organoleptic evaluations of incoming items
-Disposing lab samples
-Working on large department and division projects.
Expected outcome of internship:
 -For the intern to learn the basic aspects of Quality Control and about the food and flavor industries.
-For the intern to learn how to work in a team environment and gain hands-on lab experience.
-Support on the day to day operations of the lab which will allow the team to have additional free time to work on tasks outside of the day to day.
-Must currently be enrolled in College and is pursuing a degree in a scientific field (preferably Food Science, Biology or Chemistry)
-Strong computer skills and wiling to work with the team on excel based projects
-Quick Learner
-Attention to Detail
-Preferably no food allergies