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Quality Assurance Intern (Summer 2018)

Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is a leader in sports nutrition, is a full line manufacturer of protein supplements, ready-to-drink beverages, nutrition bars and performance enhancement products. Glanbia has evolved to become a leading global performance nutrition and ingredients group employing more than 5,800 people across 34 countries worldwide.  Our brands include Optimum Nutrition, Isopure, BSN, trusource, Nutramino, ABB and thinkThin.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is the fastest growing business segment within Glanbia plc ( With a state-of-the-art innovation platform and market-leading technical know-how as well as a deep understanding of protein and its customers, GPN’s brands are amongst the most recognized and trusted names in the rapidly-growing, global sports nutrition market.


Job/Project Summary:

  • Responsible for enforcing Quality Program procedures and company established policies regarding the powder process and storage, of all goods manufactured at the 948 and 600 ON Aurora facility.


Learning Objectives:

  • To develop skills to work effectively within formal and informal networks and work cultures.
  • Analyzing data and documentation associated with food safety programs.
  • Exposure to the quality and food safety segment of the food industry


Expected Outcomes:

  • To clearly understand the food safety management systems from a quality standpoint.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the process flow from raw materials to finished product and recommend improvements by participating on the below tasks:
  • Enter results into a computerized system, track and report results (GP/SAP/MS Office programs).
  • Prepare and perform basic organoleptic tests on finished goods and raw materials.
  • Prepare and/or collect samples for laboratory testing.
  • Pull retain samples and assist with investigations.
  • Perform essential Food Safety checks on prescribed frequency.
  • Conduct audits per SOPs on prescribed frequency.
  • Write procedures and work instructions where needed.
  • Perform investigations for Root Cause Analysis where necessary.
  • Participate in the investigation of customer/consumer complaints.
  • Other duties as assigned per Quality Management.


Basic Qualifications:

  • In the process of completing a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study (Food Science, Microbiology, etc.)
  • Experience and/or potential to develop a career in the food industry (Health/Supplement/Nutritional Food preferred).
  • Experience with Standard Operating Procedures (development, implementation and education).

Nearest Major Market: Chicago