Research & Development Intern - Food Processors

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Date: Dec 6, 2023

Location: Channahon, IL -Illinois, US, 60410

Company: Bunge

Position Summary:

Work on Bunge processing projects for new product development and process improvement.  Design and conduct tests (physical, chemical, sensory) and evaluation of current and new line setups with improved quality, sensory attributes and functionality of oils and fats made from these lines.


  • Core Functions & Responsibilities: work with Bunge Oil's R&D team to test and evaluate new product and process in lab, pilot, and plant to enable improvement in productivity and quality. And make recommendations for next phase improvements for new product design and functionality, specify and define specs, processing conditions, and shelf life.


  • Skill/Experience Requirements: STEM knowledge in general, strong foundation and understanding of physics, chemistry and engineering. Love to taste and sensitive to different type of foods, flavor and sensory attributes. Love to learn and willing to communicate, discuss and share thoughts with peer scientists, collaborative and like to work in a team environment.


  • Travel ability/availability between Chicago area and St. Louis.

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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