Coatings, Inc. - Madison, WI
Coatings, Inc. (CQC) is a world-class manufacturer of chocolate and
confectionery coatings. CQC supports a professional, yet relaxed work
environment where teamwork is the key to our success. Working for a
privately-held company provides you with the opportunity to wear many
different “hats,” make a difference every day, and have fun doing it! We
are committed to being an Employer of Choice in Southern Wisconsin and
offering our employees a variety of traditional and unconventional benefits.
We are currently accepting applications for a Food Scientist .
This position will be based out of Corporate Office facility on the east
side of Madison, WI, ranked the “Best Place to Live 2015” by
Livability.com. The position requires 0-20% travel and reports to the
Research and Development Manager.
JOB SUMMARY : The Food
Scientist position owns the product development process from concept to
commercialization. The Food Scientist works directly with sales and
technical contacts at major food companies to formulate coatings, chocolate
and fillings designed to meet the sensory and nutritional requirements of
the project. Scientists also work closely with operations and internal
cross functional teams to develop new innovative products and execute
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include
the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Create formulations and bench
top samples for internal and external customers – quickly, accurately,
and within agreed time frame.
- Hands on bench top work in
the lab working with compound and chocolate coatings.
- Lead formulation scale-up
from bench-top to production.
- Complete detailed
documentation of all research projects.
- Communicate directly with
internal and external customers regarding projects, applications,
specification, and manufacturing issues.
- Procure technical
documentation for new raw materials.
- Develop technical
specifications and process specifications.
- Conduct research for quality
improvements, cost optimization, process improvement and innovative
ingredient and process technologies.
- Assist with internal and
external customer technical issues regarding ingredients, formulation,
- Attend, prepare and present
technical presentations at Customer visits and support the Sales team.
- Conduct plant trials at CQC
- Assist and work on
formulating and manufacturing coatings, chocolate, and fillings in a
small scale lab environment.
- Perform all tasks assigned by
supervisor, while following all company, safety, and quality policies
- Travel to industry
tradeshows, conferences, suppliers, customers, and/or CQC facilities.
- Maintain regular attendance
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
- B.S. or M.S. in Food Science,
Food Engineering or related field.
- Minimum 2 years of product
development experience in the food manufacturing industry
- Experience with compound
coatings, chocolate or confections is
- Ability to provide superior
customer service, where flexibility to meet customers’ needs is
- Demonstrated multi-tasking
skills working in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience working with cross
- Intermediate knowledge of
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
- Must have acceptable driving
record and valid driver’s license
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Project management skills
- Strong communication skills –
verbal and written
- Comfort with public speaking
- Strong motivation to innovate
- Excellent organizational
- Customer focused
- Detail oriented
- Problem solving and logical
- Member of an innovative,
- Medical, Dental, Vision and
- Paid Vacation, Personal, and
- 401(k) Employer Match
- Bonus Potential
- Free fruit, gym membership
reimbursement, tuition reimbursement and more…
For more information or to apply, please go to our
website at www.CLASEN.us
CQC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of
disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic
protected by law. EEO Poster