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2019 Summer Ripon Plant Quality Control Intern


Location Ripon, WI
Posted 916 days ago -
Type: Full-time Permanent
Reference ID: 102871


For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Café Bustelo®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Sahale Snacks®, Smucker's® Uncrustables®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and Nature’s Recipe®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.


Quality Control Intern


Ripon, Wisconsin


Ripon Quality Control Manager

Provide quality control experience to an individual at the Ripon, Wisconsin Plant.  Assist with project management and present on Smucker internship experience.


  • Plant Operations (40%)
  • Adheres to company policies, procedures, GMPs, and practices
  • Conducts operational inspections and completes reports for entire facility
  • Contributes towards annual validation of HACCP and HACQP plans
  • Revise documents as necessary while checking for accuracy and completeness
  • Works closely with all levels of the organization to achieve plant goals and objectives
  • Monitors processing and packaging defects
  • Promotes a positive and safe work environment

  • Special projects (35%)
  • Conducts special tests, evaluations, and projects
  • Assists in identifying potential quality problems, develops and reports on improvement measures, and recommends corrective action
  • Maintains quality control records
  • Keeps abreast of trends and developments in the quality control field including sanitation, food technology, processing, and governmental regulations and requirements

  • Supports QC Lab Operation (25%)
  • Performs laboratory tests as required
  • Ensures laboratory is organized and maintained in a clean condition
  • Inspects and grades products
  • Provides up-to-date quality control records and reports
  • Perform laboratory calibrations as needed



  • Junior Level Food Science, Chemistry, Biology majors preferred


  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, Proficy, &/or other quality database programs


  • Management and leadership skills
  • Good analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Self-directed and goal oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 65 or more pounds and stand for up for extended hours at t time