Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than 9,000 associates worldwide.
Rich's Fast Facts:
$3 Billion+ annual sales
9,000+ Associates worldwide
Selling 2,000+ products in 110 countries
Key Product Categories:
Toppings & Icings, Cakes, Pizza, Bakery Products, Bread & Rolls, Shrimp & Seafood, Appetizers & Snacks, Bar-B-Q, Meatballs & Pasta, Gluten-Free & All Natural, Syrups & Soaked Cakes, Cooking Creams
Rich's currently has a great opportunity for a Process Development Engineer Co-op. This position is in Research and Development department, located in Buffalo, New York. The product category in concentration is Toppings and Icings. Please apply to www.rich.com/careers.
The primary function of this position is to assist the Toppings & Icings Process Development Engineering Team with their projects. The student will utilize their fundamental engineering skills to perform experiments in our R&D Pilot Plant, analyze projects with low to high complexity. Collaborate with the Toppings and Icings Process Engineering Team to evaluate, validate and implement processing improvements to existing manufacturing systems, and develop proposal(s) for improvements. It is required that the candidate will participate on projects that will involve the research and literature reviews of emerging food process innovations that can be applied with or across product categories. This opportunity is available to a student who wants to make a difference, seeks challenges, and wants hands on experience in food process development.
What do I need to be considered a candidate?
Majors Required: Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Biological Engineering
Education Requirements: Junior, or Senior year based on credit hours
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Computer Skills: PC/Internet skills, Microsoft Office (word, excel, power point) and the ability to create flow diagrams, spreadsheets
Other Requirements: Effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills, along with time management and organizational skills.
Our Co-op candidate must demonstrate passion, positive attitude, integrity, teamwork, and results.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and productive environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background investigations.