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Title:   FOOD SCIENTIST - Elwood, IN

 

DESCRIPTION:

Job Title: Food Scientist
Reports to: Product Development Manager
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Job Code: 54500                                                          

 
 

JOB SUMMARY

The Senior Food Scientist is responsible for developing formulations for Private Label, Retail, and Foodservice Sales, and providing support through commercialization.  Responsibilities also include creating and maintaining raw material and product specification files. 

 

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES

Formulation and Production of PD Prototypes

  • Develop new formulas and National Brand matches
  • Coordinate new product and miscellaneous shelf life testing
  • Coordinate Sales Samples production and inventory
  • Coordinate supplier and raw material review for new raw material approval

 
Laboratory Upkeep

  • Aids in maintenance of PD Lab analytical equipment
  • Qualifies suppliers and equipment for PD and QA Lab analytical equipment
  • Coordinator of QA/PD Lab Equipment Verification Program

 
PD Office Administration and Inter Department Communication

  • Creates and issues all Raw Material Specifications
  • Creates and issues Product Specifications and related technical documentation
  • Aids in consumer and customer inquiries
  • Aids QA and Production in various research projects

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 4 year degree in Food Science or related technical discipline
  • 5 – 7 years R&D work experience in the food and beverage industry
  • Experience working within food manufacturing facilities
  • Certification and/or experience in Food Sanitation, HACCP, Better Processing

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Experienced working within lab and with analytical equipment
  • Computer knowledge required; MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solver and analytically minded
  • Must be able to work the hours required given the needs of the department

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct:None
Indirect:  High School and College Interns

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear
  • The employee may occasionally be required to crouch
  • The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances

 

JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Ethics/ Integrity/ Trust
  • Attitude and Commitment
  • Diversity
  • Customer Service
  • Company Engagement
  • Quality
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving·        
  • Professionalism        
  • Decision Making

 

Other

  • Responsible for organizing time for completing daily tasks as well as new projects
  • Willingness to work within processing facilities in order to provide aid for projects

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