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Food Scientist
AMERIQUAL FOODS - Evansville, IN 47725

 

 

 

Food Scientist

AmeriQual Foods, an Evansville, IN based food manufacturing facility, is seeking a Food Scientist. This position is responsible for performing various tasks related to product development of new items, renovation of existing items, and production support to ensure product is made to customer specification.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Commercial Product Development - lab development, pilot plant work, production trials, and providing support for initial production start-up. Report results to appropriate departments during the product development process.
  • Assist in redesign and renovation of existing products to increase quality, reduce costs and/or increase production efficiencies based on customer requests
  • Support the Process Improvement group regarding commercial formulation files by auditing production, reviewing batch procedures, and update as necessary
  • Support production with troubleshooting out of spec product or production concerns on established products
  • Work with the SPC program manager and Quality Systems to set up new process control requirements for trials and star t-up products and provide data or data analysis upon internal and customer request

Qualifications

  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or other related field.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in food product development & previous experience in food manufacturing strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communications and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and anticipate changing project needs.
  • Strong computer skills, including MSOffice Excel, Word.
  • This is mainly a 1st shift position, but a flexible schedule is required to accommodate production start up and/or adjustments required on second shift. Limited weekend work may also be required.
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining close communication and collaborative work relationships with all levels of the organization and with external customers.
  • Must be willing to taste food products, including animal products

Competitive salary and EXCELLENT benefit package available including FREE associate health clinic, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and more! Applicants must be at least 18 years old, available to work any shift, weekends and overtime as needed. EO/AAE.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Food Science: 3 years

 

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