Intern


Elk Grove Village, IL
United States

Job Description
Description
We are delighted to have been named as one of the National Best and Brightest companies to work for for as well as Best Places to Work for Minorities by Crain’s Chicago Business! Our aim is to attract talented people who are as committed as we are in offering our customers exceptional value. Everyone in Edlong has a role to play in supporting one another to deliver dairy flavor products that deliver on our customer’s needs for taste, value and quality.

At Edlong, we are constantly impressing customers by helping their development teams create delicious products that people enjoy consuming. Nothing is too much trouble for us since we put our customers first every time. Food manufacturers around the world seek us out as the dairy flavors expert, delivering authentic taste, innovation and value. We develop products for beverages, salty and sweet snacks, soups, sauces, dips, desserts, cookies, bakery goods and a lot more. For one hundred years, Edlong has remained hugely passionate about producing flavors that replicate a real dairy taste. Every year we aspire to become better at what we do in order to deliver ‘first to market products’ that are not only on trend, but also ‘trend setting’. Visit our website at www.edlong.com to learn more about us.

SUMMARY

Supports the Applications Department by providing necessary assistance to achieve annual objectives, serve customers and collaborate effectively and efficiently with team members.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Help Applications Lab with Lexicon projects.
Support Food Scientists on projects.
Evaluate new flavors as to their purpose and usage.
Run triangle tests coming from Quality Control and all testing on Flavor Lab projects.
Master the procedures necessary for completion of projects in Product Vision.
Responsible for running all applications and usage levels on all new flavors developed for Edlong.
Maintain and refill all the dry base mixes to be used in application products.
Perform all sensory testing coming from Quality Control and the Flavor Lab.
Master the necessary procedures to run different types of sensory testing.
Assist with the preparation of the snack of the month, flavor of the month or other programs that are assigned to the Applications Lab.
Work with the Applications Lab in gathering all materials needed for the show and tells, customer presentations, supplier’s night, IFT, AACC, BCMA, RCA.
Maintain a legible & accurate lab notebook for recording project information and evaluation results.
Use laboratory/kitchen equipment in a safe and effective manner following manufacturers instructions provided.
Follow lab safety guidelines as instructed in policy and safety manual at all times.
Maintain cleanliness of laboratory facilities, equipment and utensils immediately following use.
Manually stir and/or mix ingredients during preparation procedure if necessary.
Be aware of costs involved in duties, such as materials, ingredients, equipment, time, etc.
Evaluate flavor preparations using taste, smell, stability, and solubility using vision.
Assist in the evaluation of flavors/products both in the lab and in formal taste panel sessions by tasting whatever is required.
Communicate verbally or in writing with other employees to invite them to tasting and evaluating products.
Job Requirements
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results in adherence to Corporate Mission, Vision and Strategic goals as needed.
Taste panel participation.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge base by sponsoring or attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.
Support the alignment of global business practices, processes and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Food Science or related field.
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