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Innovation & Quality Intern

Company: Olam Americas Inc
Location: las cruces
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

We are a leading food and agri-business, supplying food ingredients, feed and fiber to over 19,800 customers who range from multi-national, world famous brands to small family run businesses.

Each customer depends on us to provide goods and services that are safe, on-time and consistently in line with the required specification. They also rely on us to help them innovate and create new opportunities.

Established in 1989, and now listed on the Singapore Exchange, our team of 74,500 full-time, seasonal, and contract employees have built leadership positions in many of our businesses such as Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Edible Nuts and Spices.

As well as growing crops in our own orchards and estates, and sourcing from around 4.8 million farmers globally, we operate over 160 processing facilities, and through our 14 innovation centers. We develop ingredients and find solutions for our customers. Our value chain spans over 60 countries. We also provide support services including risk management solutions and agri-logistics.

Position Summary

Reporting to Las Cruces Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, the Innovation and Quality (IQ) Intern will work with the Capsicum IQ team and be exposed to daily operations as well as project work. They will acquire knowledge and experience by supporting the Capsicum IQ team while completing an estimated 12-week project for the Quality team and learning Olam's product portfolio testing requirements. The intern will learn about the Capsicum industry including processing, quality/analytical testing and research and development.

Position Responsibilities
  • Support Innovation team with any benchtop samples that need to be produced working in collaboration with a Sr. Scientist.
  • Support Spice blends Innovation team with any commercializations samples required.
  • Conduct laboratory QA testing on Capsicum products using Olam methodologies procedures.
  • Working in partnership with a Sr. Scientist and our Product Line team to conduct a thorough review of the Capsicum portfolio and make recommendations for consolidations of SKU's.
  • Special projects as assigned by the Las Cruces QA manager.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements
  • Academic standing as a currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, working toward a bachelor's or master's degree in food science or a related discipline is required.
  • Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced environment is required.
  • Possessing a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness is required.
  • Firm knowledge of chemistry and biology with the ability to apply this knowledge to food systems is preferred.


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Olam provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: US-Talent.Acquisition@olamnet.com

At Olam, we celebrate our diversity. Olam Americas Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Keywords: Olam Americas Inc, Las Cruces , Innovation & Quality Intern, Other , las cruces, New Mexico

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