Current employees who have worked for McKee Foods for at least six months and have a good performance record may apply and be considered for an internship. If selected, they are eligible for regular hourly part-time employee benefits. Current employees should apply using our internal posted jobs process.
Best known for Little Debbie® snack cakes, America’s leading snack cake brand, Sunbelt Bakery® granola products, and Drake’s Cakes®, McKee Foods Corporation is seeking an Intern to join our Microbiology Lab. This student will receive guidance from experienced Food Technologists as he/she gains exposure to the food science function within a leading snack-food manufacturer. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a company that is committed to providing consumers with quality products at an excellent value. McKee Foods is a privately held, family owned company with an 86 year history of innovation and treating employees with respect, and a deeply held belief in the importance of doing business with integrity.
“This Internship will likely last all during the school year. Only local candidates or candidates within commuting distance to Collegedale, Tennessee will be considered.”
Monday - Friday, flexible work schedule with hours varying between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (approximately 20 hours per week during school year and up to 40 during summer months and school breaks)
Learn from a great team of Food Technology professionals! Join us as an active part of the Microbiology team and you will gain exposure to many facets of microbiological testing. This is a great chance to put your technical skills and knowledge to work. The successful student will provide support in specific tasks such as preparing microbiological media, completing quality tests and preparing sponge samples. We’ll be excited to teach you additional aspects of food safety and quality testing while you gain plenty of experience. As an Intern, you will be a resource to a team that helps bring together technical knowledge, food safety and quality aspects of food manufacturing. Make McKee Foods a part of your education plan to help you develop the technical analysis skills needed to become a Food Technology professional!
Current enrollment in a four-year college degree or MS degree program in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, or equivalent area of study
Junior, Senior or Masters’ student
Undergraduate work including successful completion in some or all of the following courses: Biology, Chemistry, Food Quality, Food Safety
Currently enrolled in or completion of at least one course in general Microbiology
Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel
Self-motivated, with strong initiative and self direction
Solid interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work effectively alone or in a team environment
Ability to clearly document procedures, problems, solutions, etc.
Strong problem-solving, trouble-shooting and analytical skills
Prior experience working in a microbiology lab
Previous food manufacturing experience
3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
Competitive pay scale
401(k) with matching contributions
Direct deposit payroll
Exercise and recreation facility
- Please note: Spare and limited employees (including interns) are not eligible for some company benefits.
Please upload your current resume to be fully considered for this position.