R&D Intern Plant Creams - Upfield

R&D Intern Plant Creams

Are you interested in the future of plant-based food? Would you like to be involved in a mission to convert our products into 100% natural and plant-based?


Location: Wageningen, Netherlands

Hybrid, Lab Work 3 days/week

Start date: March 2023 (5-6 months)


About the position

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Processing student as our R&D intern to support the Plant Creams team. You will study the current creams processing and map out the current production at our sourcing unit in Kleve, Germany. You also study the P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram), visit, and map out the actual processing line at our sourcing unit in Kleve, Germany. You will identify points the temperature cycling of the product can occur, points of increased inline shear, difference in shear between the different fillers, and typical standing times in the Aseptic tanks. You will also report back on potential issues in production upon switching to emulsifier free plant-based creams.


So what does it take to be successful in this role?

You are currently enrolled as a HBO/WO/Bachelors/Masters student in Sustainable Food Process Engineering or Food Technology. You are proactive and have good communication skills.


In return, we offer:

  • Flexible working environment in our fantastic Food Science Centre in Wageningen, visits to our factory in Kleve, and at home
  • An opportunity to apply your knowledge in practice while working in a diverse international environment
  • 500€/month

At Upfield we encourage you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.


What’s next

If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now! If you have additional questions, you can contact me on Vilica.handoko@upfield.com.

We understand your resume might not be up to date, apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to build an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements which are stated in the description, we really encourage you to apply anyways. You might just be the right candidate for this role or other roles.  

We would like to receive your application before February 3rd, the selected candidates will have an interview with the hiring manager.

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