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FSQA Internship

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The FSQA Intern is responsible for providing technical support for the Food Safety and Quality Assurance team to ensure that all meals assembled by Home Chef meet customer expectations and achieve superior quality and food safety. Primary responsibilities include conducting research to optimize the number of ice packs and packaging materials to be included in Home Chef boxes, troubleshooting quality issue related to ice contact, and providing recommendations on continuous improvement of ice logic program.

Research Solutions for Optimal Box Packaging Materials:

  • Analyze produce quality incidents related to temperature
  • Partner with Packaging Team to identify potential solutions
  • Research industry practices on refrigeration efficiency
  • Formulate hypotheses on packaging improvement solutions

Develop Methodology to Test Hypotheses:

  • Establish methodology to measure temperature
  • Define test chamber parameters to recommended solutions for quality problems

Conduct Testing to Identify Optimal Packaging Solution:

  • Organize and execute tests against hypotheses
  • Conduct tests using temperature test chamber and user testing
  • Evaluate product quality during testing

Develop Recommended Approach to Optimize Food Safety & Quality Needs:

  • Analyze data from chamber and data loggers, distribute to internal customers, and provide recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Prepare cost benefit analysis for proposed recommendations
  • Prepare comprehensive report with finding and recommended solutions

Qualifications - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: energetic and able to lead change, create vision, and inspire people to achieve goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem solver: Identify issues quickly and bring recommended solutions backed by logic to the discussion
  • Interpersonal savvy: Develop rapport across the organization in order to build consensus for implementing new processes and tools
  • Attention to detail: Organizational skills and ability to manage details of complex systems and operational processes
  • Results oriented: Deal with ambiguity and make timely decisions to get to impact quickly
  • Embody the Home Chef core values of customer first, pursuing excellence, taking ownership, and building a best-in-class team
  • Agribusiness, Meat Science, Food Science, Animal Science or related major.
  • Must have completed your sophomore year in college.
  • 1-2 years work experience in operations or the food industry
  • Technical ability: Experience with Excel and Google Business Apps
  • Up to one year of post-high school training such as in a business school, community college or vocational training.

Perks/Benefits:
-Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first 
 order!
-Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
-Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
-Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
-401k program
-Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
-Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees
-Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge
-Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
-Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
-Casual dress
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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