Research and Development Intern

Company Name:
GNP Company
GNP Company: Dedicated to healthy food, families and farms since 1926...and proud sponsor of brighter futures!
Based in St. Cloud,
, GNP Company is a family-owned provider of premium chicken products to retail, deli and foodservice customers throughout the Midwest and in other parts of the country under the Gold'n Plump and Just BARE brands. The company employs about 1,700 team members with nearly 350 family farm partners in Minnesota and
to produce wholesome, high-quality chicken. GNP Company is owned by The Maschhoffs, LLC. Together, we are deeply committed to family values, quality, market innovation and customer service excellence.
At GNP Company, we control the quality of our products by managing every aspect of the business from breeding, hatching, milling, caring for, processing, marketing and selling premium-quality products under the Just BARE , Gold'n Plump and Sunny Roost brands. In addition to retail stores, our products are also found in supermarket delis and restaurants across the country.
Recognizing that quality products start with quality roots, we understand that people and Midwest values are our greatest assets. It's because of this that we place a strong emphasis on developing long-term relationships with our nearly 350 farm partners throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as training our team members--ultimately increasing levels of opportunity and overall job satisfaction.
For more information, visit our company or brand websites at
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The purpose of this position is to provide support to the Research and Development department and the research activities carried in the test kitchen.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1 . Assist in the preparation of product samples and new product prototypes as directed by the R&D; Specialist which includes marinating, injecting, batter/breading etc.
2. Assist in the execution of sensory tests.
3. Cook/prepare product prototypes for new product showings, evaluations and presentations.
4. Assist gathering quantitative data and measurements such as yield
5. Assist with on-going organization and general keeping of the test kitchen.
Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.
1. Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.
2. Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program.
3. Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization.
Must enjoy working with food and open to a variety of smells, flavors and textures of food.
Have a creative and open mind set with regards to food.
Good mathematical skills (will train on basic formula calculations).
skills (data entry)
Working knowledge of GNP products and processes is a plus.
Some lifting
Date: 2014-03-11
Country: US
State: MN
City: St. Cloud
Postal Code: 56301
Job Type: Intern

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