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Food Safety & Quality Intern/Co-Op


Pine River is seeking an enthusiastic, driven, intern to join the food safety & quality team. As a member of the food safety & quality team at Pine River, you are responsible for all aspects of quality and food safety: including production practices, sanitation, environmental testing, warehousing, and regulatory/food safety documentation. This is an all-encompassing small business experience where you will get hands on experiences with all facets of the operation.


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Job Duties

  • Ensuring all employees maintain a clean work environment and follow proper cGMPs

  • Regularly audit and assist with Pine River’s Food Safety Program, SQF system, and its regulatory compliance

  • Be receptive/respond to all Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory concerns brought up by staff

  • Assist and update annual trainings for employees in the following areas:

    • cGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Practices)

    • Sanitation

    • Pest Control

    • Allergen

    • Food Defense

    • CCP Documentation (Critical Control Points)

  • Adhering to the Traceability/Recall program by assisting with inventory & production records

  • Conduct environmental & finished product testing

    • Administering corrective actions as needed

  • Be knowledgeable of all Pine River job functions and can provide back up for any task regarding Food Safety or Quality

  • Assist and update in Sanitation documentation:

    • SSOPs (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures)

    • MSS (Master Sanitation Schedules)

  • Give feedback to employees relative to their performance within Food Safety & Quality and help collaborate on solutions to ongoing opportunities.



  • Currently enrolled in a Food Safety & Quality curriculum desired

  • Knowledge of HACCP, food manufacturing, and regulatory compliance desired

  • Experience leading & communicating with others

  • Punctuality

  • Detail oriented

  • Desire and flexibility to learn a wide range of skills and tasks


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