FINLANDIA CHEESE, INC., – is a subsidiary of Valio Ltd., the largest and most innovative dairy co-operative in Finland. Our mission is to deliver the best tasting and award-winning cheese and butter products that are crafted with pure, natural and high-quality ingredients. We are a small team doing big things. Our newly renovated offices exemplify an “open-concept” space that foster a teambuilding atmosphere. We are proud to be a part of several international subsidiaries of Valio Ltd., and share over 110 years of experience and passion. Please visit us at www.FinlandiaCheese.com and https://www.valio.com for additional information.
QUALITY ASSURANCE INTERN (FOOD) (Parsippany, NJ)
Finlandia Cheese, Inc. has a paid internship opportunity for a student studying Food Science, Nutrition or a related field. The Quality Assurance Intern will assist and report directly to the QA Manager.
Organize certificate of analysis (COAs) from all suppliers. Respond to COA requests if needed
Assist QA manager with customer QA document requests
Update and file annual facility audits and other food safety documents
Log customer complaints and assist QA manager with running reports in a regular basis
Assist QA manager with reviewing and updating product specifications
Inspect finished goods, report findings, address concerns with appropriate parties and follow issues through to resolution
Design and conduct shelf-life study and sensory tests in-house
10-20 hours per week
Studying Food Science, Nutrition or a related field
Minimum two semesters
Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome
Skills & Qualifications:
Strong analytical skills and ability to create and review processes
Great interpersonal skills, possess the ability to clearly communicate verbally with people inside and outside of the organization
Great attention to detail and a results driven approach
Strong writing skills
Excellent organizational skills
Works well independently and as part of a group
Possess strong problem solving skills
Good time management skills
Skilled in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Have a love of cheese and other dairy products!
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.