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R&D Co-Op


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23695

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


Rich’s Bakery department develops frozen breads, cookies, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls for Food Service and In-Store Bakery customers. Rich’s currently has a great opportunity for a Product Development Co-op in the Bakery category. This position is in the Research and Development department, is located in Buffalo, New York.  The Research and Development’s Bakery Product Development Intern will participate in research and new product development projects.


Assist in defining project objectives and project work plans

Organizing and prioritizing tasks.

Collaborate with cross functional teams: marketing, procurement, operations, and regulatory.

Conduct routine experiments/analysis, evaluating and recording results.

Assist in interpretation of data and troubleshooting failures.

Prepare prototype in development of new food products.


Must be enrolled in an accredited institution, working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Food Science, or related field.

Preference will be given to those who are at a minimum of junior status (3rd year) pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Food Science
Excellent Microsoft office skills

Ability to work independently and with others

Demonstrate effective time management

Demonstrate ability to collaborate with a high level of motivation, and drive to successfully complete work assignments


Please note that this opportunity does not include housing.

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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