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R&D Intern - Pet Nutrition (St. Joseph, MO)

Company: Wilbur-Ellis Company
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionGeneral Purpose and Scope of Position:
As an R&D intern, your expertise will allow you to deliver customer-centered products and solutions by collaborating with cross-functional business partners including sales, production, procurement, laboratory services, and food safety/quality. Leveraging your technical skills, you'll make a direct impact on the business to help our pet partners flourish. Along the way, you'll be guided by our deep-rooted culture and have the support and tools you need to do your job, learn, grow and succeed.
Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Pursuing a B.S., MS or PhD in a technical field (chemistry, biology, food science, animal science, feed science, etc.
  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Ability to work hands-on in a laboratory setting
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and changing work environment
  • MS Office computer skills

  • Key Personal Attributes Include:

    • You are scientifically curious with the ability to develop, execute and draw conclusions from research with support from your supervisor
    • Have hands-on lab experience with HPLC and methods of oxidation evaluation (OSI, Oxygen Bomb, Peroxide Values, etc.)
    • You can create well-written reports and technical bulletins to articulate research results
    • You have a base knowledge of pet food ingredients and processing
    • You are tenacious, and dedicated and thrive working with ownership, autonomy, and a healthy dose of competition

      Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

      • Providing fresh insight to drive the development of new products and solutions for pet food and rendering customers
      • Assisting in validating the efficacy of the current ingredient portfolio and providing research technical bulletins
      • Executing plant trials, tests, and scale-ups
      • Qualifying new ingredients as part of product development, business continuity, and cost savings
      • Complete projects that encompass all aspects of product development including horizon scanning, protocol development, data collection, benchtop trials, raw material approval, and presenting final results all while being supported by a Wilbur-Ellis mentor
      • Help manage the R&D pipeline and provide technical support that enables the business to meet financial targets

        Compensation and Benefits?

        • In compliance with all states and cities that require transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $12.84 - $16.27 per hour. Note that wages may vary based on location, skills, and experience.

          Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer
          Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.
          Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people
          Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.
          Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce
          Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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