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Food Science R&D Co-Op (Jan 2023)

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The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company

Food Science R&D Co-Op (Jan 2023)

Pleasanton, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive by doing the right thing, putting people at the center, and playing to win. Led by our IGNITE strategy, we build brands that make a positive difference in people’s lives around the world. And we know that success requires head, heart, AND guts - all three, every day - coming together to work simpler, faster, bolder, and more inclusively. Interested? Join us to #IgniteYourCareer!


    As a Research & Development Co-op for Clorox, you will work with a team of scientists and engineers located in Pleasanton, California to deliver and maintain a robust pipeline of innovative foods products for this fast paced, exciting, and growing business. You will have a variety of assignments within the Clorox office, Pilot Plant and Manufacturing facilities. This is a full-time position, with the expectation that you will work 40 hours per week for a 6-month period.


    • Work closely with the Foods R&D team to develop or improve upon the food science capabilities within R&D, with the goal of improving our delivery of Food Joy to consumers.

    • Contribute to developing new and innovative products/processes working in the lab and pilot plant

    • Define, develop and execute SOPs, best practices, testing plans and test methods

    • Work with cross-functional teams and external partners to identify and make recommendations for new raw materials, formulas, and finished products

    • Assist with designing and executing manufacturing line trials, making observations and drawing conclusions

    • Establish necessary specification information for raw materials, formulas, and finished product

    • Analyze and interpret data to meet project targets and objectives while making recommendations that drive efficiency and manage risk


    • Junior or Senior in Food Science or Chemical Engineering is preferred with a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher

    • Experience and familiarity in a chemistry lab

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    • Demonstrated strong leadership and influencing skills with the ability to learn fast

    • Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively

    • Confident self-starter, capable of working independently and cross-functionally with minimal supervision and direction in a fast-paced environment is a must


    We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences. We’re looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.

    At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community.


    • Competitive compensation

    • Generous 401(k) program in the US and similar programs in international

    • Health benefits and programs that support both your physical and mental well-being

    • Flexible work environment, depending on your role

    • Meaningful opportunities to keep learning and growing

    • Half-day Fridays, depending on your location

    Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

  • Industry
    Consumer Goods
  • About Us

    Clorox builds brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, have busy personal lives and are all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes and workplaces. Make your mark and help us drive growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.