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Description JOB SUMMARY: The summer intern is provided the opportunity to travel to the farm, and gain hands on experience following the flow of milk thru the manufacturing facility. The intern will gain a variety of knowledge including receiving in raw milk, learning testing methods in a certified lab, dairy production, sanitation, and shipping of finished product. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time. The intern will learn what it s like to supervise in a food manufacturing facility. You will receive the opportunity to follow, learn and work with our leadership team to gain hands on experience in the following areas: Field Service: Travel to the farm and meet the dairymen/women to understand our producer base. Promotes AMPI s goals, missions and operations to the dairy community. Assist to solicit new membership to the cooperative. Learn and assist with milk accountability program in assigned area. Interact with milk haulers in assigned area. Shipping and Receiving: Observe and learn the shipping and receiving of product. Learn the operation of the receiving intake bay by unloading of raw milk from route trucks and test incoming milk for titratable acidity, antibiotic, temperature and aroma. Understand the proper lab testing procedures for cheese, whey, cream, powder and milk. Interns are provided the written standard operating procedures, trained and expected to follow all proper procedures. Production: Understanding the operation of cheese vats, DMC, tables, packaging line and the milk pasteurizer in the cheese department. Education on the operation of RO, evaporator, UF, separators and fine savers, ensuring proper technique, principles, and procedures in the whey department. Learn how to make quality cheese and whey products adhering to customer specifications and standard of identity requirements. Participates in staff planning and process improvements. Acquire current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments and applicable laws related to production in a dairy manufacturing environment. Responsible to report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate action. Quality and Lab: Learn and assist with proper lab testing procedures and quality inspections. Understand and adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices. Learn to anticipate, trouble shoot and resolve problems with GMPs and/or sanitation quickly. Perform documentation review and inspection of materials, packaging and finished product. Learn how to collect samples for equipment, environmental and in-process monitoring. Actively meet and speak with quality employees to learn various aspects and responsibilities of their jobs. Sanitation: Participates in programs and procedures required to ensure plant s master sanitation program. Proper chemical usage, measurements and personal protective equipment is required. Learn and assist with conducting pre-operational and routine sanitation inspections. Maintenance: Opportunity to observe maintenance. Understand the work order system of priority and the impact on daily production. May learn to troubleshoot plant equipment or systems. Assist with routine inspections of equipment. Safety, Health and Environmental: Learns and assists with safety, health and environmental programs. Works in a safe manner at all times and wears all required personal protective equipment to perform specified jobs. Collects data to determine effectiveness of implemented process improvements. Participates in safety committee meetings. Assist safety coordinator with incident investigations and identify opportunities for improvement and lessons learned. Conduct audits and i