Quality Intern -Hybrid

| Louisville, KY, USA
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Dawn Foods is a global leader in bakery manufacturing and ingredients distribution. As the partner of choice for inspiring bakery success, we help customers grow their business through meaningful partnerships, research-driven insights and innovations, and products and expertise they can depend on. As a family-owned company, our commitments to our people, products, customers, and corporate values, are all part of our recipe for success.
Why work for Dawn Foods?
About the Job
Dawn's Inspire Internship Program offers students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of the Global Bakery Industry. With over 100 years of expertise, Dawn provides a platform for interns to experience our vibrant company culture, embrace our core values, and gain valuable knowledge for their future careers. The Quality Intern will support the North America Corporate Quality functional department at Dawn Foods while working in one of the core manufacturing facilities and contributing to the team's goals and objectives. As an intern you will gain a broad understanding of quality systems within manufacturing process including knowledge about specifications, test methodology, and analytical reporting.
Dawn Inspire Internship Program interns will benefit from:

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and gain hands-on experience through meaningful projects and assignments.
  • Mentorship and Networking opportunities with professionals in the industry.

This is a full-time position, working a combination on-site and hybrid based out of our Louisville, Kentucky location. Travel will be required during the initial week (5/20) and the concluding week (8/5) of the internship.
Please be aware that this internship opportunity does not provide relocation assistance. Candidates who are not currently local to the Louisville area are expected to independently cover their living expenses for the duration of the internship.
What Does It Take to be an Intern at Dawn Foods?
Below are the minimum qualifications for the Dawn Inspire Internship Program.

  • Must be a Junior or Senior pursuing a bachelor's degree, with an interest in working in the Consumer Product Goods or Food Industry.
  • Completion of sophomore level credits.
  • Current academic status must reflect good performance in relation to institutional academic standards.
  • Proficiency with MS office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to perform tests including pH, aw, Viscosity, Brix, texture, particle size, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant concepts, principles, and tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Eagerness to learn and take on new challenges.
  • Adaptability and willingness to embrace feedback and eagerness to learn and take on new challenges.

What Will Set You Apart?

  • Strong interest in the industry or field related to the internship.
  • Able to provide practical analytical solutions.
  • Eagerness to learn and take on new challenges.

What You'll Do as an Intern

  • Conduct research on assigned topics and present findings to the team.
  • Collaborate with team members to brainstorm ideas and contribute to problem-solving efforts.
  • Shadow and learn from experienced professionals in your field of interest.
  • Actively seek opportunities to learn and develop new skills relevant to your career goals.
  • Take initiative to suggest process improvements and contribute innovative ideas.
  • Demonstrate the "Dawn Values" of Team Dawn and support our culture throughout the duration of the Internship Program.
  • Identified projects that you will be responsible for:
    • Validation, data trending, and data analysis
    • Create, update, and write procedures for lab testing equipment.
    • Analytical reports

Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Required to use motor coordination with arm, hand, finger, and leg dexterity.
  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Normal setting for this job is manufacturing laboratory environment.
  • All PPE requirements are to be worn while inside the Plant (hairnets/safety boots/ smock must be worn)

Note: The level of physical effort may vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than documented here.
Undergraduate - $24/hr
Graduate - $26/hr
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An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other status or condition that is protected by applicable law.
Requisition ID: 35264
An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Date: Mar 7, 2024
If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to [email protected].

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An Insider's view of Dawn Foods

What’s the vibe like in the office?

People in our team are energetic and enthusiastic about what we are building, and also willing to work together, share feedback, and be flexible to make things happen. We are heavily outcome driven. Overall, the vibe is really positive, and I enjoy working here.

FIona Wu

Product Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are building full scale, in-house, digital capabilities from scratch. The team is picking all of the platforms and solution providers to create a robust digital platform. We have complete autonomy. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. And everything we do going forward will be a first for the company (and maybe the industry)!

Bob Howland

Chief Digital Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

The Boston office is a start-up. We are in a shared space with dozens of other start-ups with lots of cool amenities and energy. The team spends lots of time collaborating on what capabilities we are going to build and how to build them. We talk. We exchange ideas. We act. Nimble. Agile. It's all very fluid. And exciting!

Gireesh Sahukar

VP, Digital

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Everything the team is working on will directly impact the future of Dawn. We are building tools that will transform how team members and customers interact with the brand. Having a direct impact on the future vision of a company that is celebrating 100 years of business is a unique and exciting opportunity that I am lucky to be a part of.


Director of Digital Delivery

What is your vision for the company?

Digital is our future. I'm so excited about the team that Bob is building and the impact he has already made at every level. The Digital Innovation Hub in Boston has hit the ground running. I'm 110% invested in our digital journey!

Carrie Jones-Barber


What are Dawn Foods Perks + Benefits

Dawn Foods Benefits Overview

Dawn leaders and the Jones Family are proud to provide exceptional award winning benefits to some of the best people in our industry. Our Philosophy is to continue taking the best care of our Team Members who fuel Dawn’s success every day.  We are committed to help Team Members and their loved ones live healthy lives for many years to come. Some of our benefits are: Health, Dental & Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance AD&D, Disability, Voluntary Products, 401(K), Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Consumerism Card.

Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
The benefit programs have a diverse offering to meet the needs of Team Members across the U.S
Mental health benefits
We have a robust well being strategy.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
On Bonus eligible positions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Fitness stipend
Dawn Foods reimburses up to $250 per person per year or $400 per family on gym memberships. And $600 per person per year or $1200 per family for weight management.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Dawn’s Circle of Excellence puts Dawn People at the top. We have been recognized as an innovator for our rewards programs over the last few years and we believe we have good reward programs. We are one of the first companies in the nation to offer an emergency savings program as well as a advocacy/wellbeing model for our Team Members and their dependents

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