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Quality Assurance Intern

Chicago, IL

Devanco Foods



Academic Level


Job Description & Requirements


As a Quality Assurance/Food Safety Intern, you will gain knowledge and understanding of the business through hands-on activities, coaching, and projects.

A few learning opportunities include:

  • Monitoring employees and plant procedures according to the SQF code and the Active Food Security

  • Monitoring intervention validation studies, sanitary operations, and animal welfare.

  • Maintaining daily records of integrity of finished product leaving the facility: product sampling, leaker

  • Checking to ensure all critical control points are functioning as they should.

  • Assist QA personnel and production.

  • Communicating with Line Leads and Supervisors if product does not meet specifications.

  • Learning, understanding, and working to maintain the plant’s humane handling, safety, and quality

  • Recommending ways to improve the quality assurance program at the production facility.

  • Working alongside supervisors and USDA employees to solve contamination problems if they occur.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Must have completed your Sophomore year at a credited College or University.

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Have the desire and ability to work well both independently and cross-functionally.

  • Are willing to engage others through strong communication and leadership skills.

  • Are an inquisitive individual that has a desire to gain knowledge through experience.

  • Ability to perform all duties required in both office and manufacturing environments wearing proper

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to visually inspect and locate parts and materials, as well as to read required

  • Must be able to stand for long periods up to 8 hours.

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