Food Science & QC Intern Opportunity at Aweri Foods
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Food Science and Quality Control Intern
About the Job
Are you passionate about working with food? Do you want to be a part of something extraordinary?
Then here’s a stellar opportunity to work as a Food Science and Quality Control Intern for a tenure of 3 months. The role entails assuring that we deliver good quality products to honour the commitment we make to our customers along with assisting in developing new products to add to our portfolio.
- Conducting tests and inspections to ensure that the raw materials, work-in-progress items and finished products conform to the quality standards
- Collecting and analysing data from the tests and inspections to outline the findings
- Propose corrective actions in case any issues arise
- Stay up to date on the industry standards, regulations and best practices
- Support ongoing research & developmental projects related to product formulation and process optimization
- Aid in the overall logistics and operational aspects of the business
- This is a paid opportunity with a stipend of up to Rs. 15,000 per month.
- This role will give you a kickstart towards both personal as well as professional growth and an opportunity to learn in a fast-paced environment.
- An opportunity to assist in the other departments of the business
- Informal dress code
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in food sciences, food technology or a related field
- Strong analytical skills, flexibility and a problem-solving approach to resolve any quality control issues that might arise
- Knowledge of existing food safety standards and regulatory requirements proposed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
- Proactive, motivated and eager to learn
- Strong organizational and management skills
- Good communication skills and attention to detail
- Can you explain your understanding of quality control in the food industry and its importance in ensuring high-quality products? How would you approach conducting tests and inspections to ensure product conformity to quality standards?
Answer: Quality control in the food industry involves implementing processes and procedures to ensure that products meet specific quality standards. It includes testing and inspecting raw materials, work-in-progress items, and finished products. To ensure product conformity, I would conduct systematic sampling, perform various tests and inspections, and use relevant equipment and tools. I would also document and analyze the data collected to identify any deviations from quality standards and propose corrective actions.
- How do you stay updated on industry standards, regulations, and best practices in food safety? Can you provide an example of how you have applied this knowledge in a previous role or project?
Answer: I believe in continuous learning and staying updated on industry standards, regulations, and best practices is crucial in the food industry. I regularly follow reputable sources, such as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and industry publications, to keep myself informed. In a previous role, I actively implemented the latest food safety regulations proposed by the FSSAI in our quality control processes, ensuring that our products met the required standards and compliance.
- Tell us about a situation where you encountered a quality control issue and successfully proposed corrective actions. How did you identify the issue, and what steps did you take to address it?
Answer: In a previous role, we noticed an inconsistency in the texture of a particular product batch during quality control inspections. To identify the issue, I conducted thorough testing and analysis, including sensory evaluation and laboratory tests. Through this process, I determined that there was an error in the formulation process. I proposed corrective actions, which involved adjusting the ingredient proportions and modifying the processing parameters. By implementing these changes, we successfully resolved the issue and maintained consistent product quality.
- How do you approach research and development projects related to product formulation and process optimization? Can you provide an example of a project where you contributed to developing a new product or improving an existing one?
- Communication and attention to detail are essential in quality control. How have you demonstrated these skills in your previous experiences? How do you ensure effective communication and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment?
Answer: In my previous experiences, I have consistently demonstrated effective communication and attention to detail. I actively communicate with team members and stakeholders to ensure clear understanding of quality control procedures and requirements. I also maintain accurate documentation of test results, findings, and proposed actions. In a fast-paced environment, I prioritize tasks, organize my work efficiently, and pay attention to even the smallest details. Regular communication with the team and proactive time management help me stay on top of multiple responsibilities and maintain a high level of accuracy.
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