Position Title: R&D Intern - Florenceville, New Brunswick - May 2024
Position Type: Temporary - Full-Time
Position Location: Florenceville Main
Requisition ID: 24936
Potatoes. French Fries. Taters. You love them, we make them. In fact, we make 1/3 of the world’s frozen potato products and if you have eaten fries this week, chances are, they were ours.
At McCain Foods, we know the importance that food plays in people's lives - the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people's lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change - today, tomorrow and for generations to come.
As a privately owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 22,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do.
Students like you are important to us. We aim to hire the best and brightest co-op students and interns, with the goal of having you join us as full-time employees upon graduation. Our ideal student candidate is passionate, collaborative, willing to learn and take initiative.
Why join the McCain family?
Work with and learn from passionate leaders
Our core values – Family, Authentic, Trusted and Quality – shine through every day, in everything we do
Your experience at McCain is what you make of it – ask questions, network, take advantage of the opportunity to learn from our professionals
We are looking for a Product Development Intern to join us for 4 months, starting in May 2024.
This position will be based out of our Florenceville, NB location.
You will work as part of a team on a variety of product development projects and gain exposure to the phases of the product development process.
The intern will be part of our North American Product Development team. The Product Development team designs and develops exciting new products such as fries, pizza pockets and desserts for retail and food service customers.
What You Will Be Working On
Creating and testing product formulations at benchtop and lab scale to create new products or reformulate existing products
Pilot line and factory testing to assess the scalability of benchtop formulations
Testing and validating product attributes and shelf life
Collecting data and reporting on each testing phase in the development process
What You Will Learn
You will learn experimental design and formulation development as well as how to scale up from bench-scale testing to finished products. In the role, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with different functions within the organization and receive mentoring from experienced product developers.
What You Need to be Successful
Undergraduate student in Food Science, Food Engineering, or a related field
Organized and detail-oriented
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
What You Can Expect From Us
A supportive team that will encourage you to be and do your best
A safe and flexible working environment that promotes work/life balance
The opportunity to be part of meaningful work and projects
The opportunity to be part of our student community, to connect with students across North America
McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace. As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger.
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Job Family: Student & Graduates; Research & Development
Division: Global Research and Development
Department: Canada RD
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol
Company: McCain Foods (Canada)