Clasen Quality 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
We are currently accepting applications for a Food
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 operational excellence.
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, and manufacturing.
- Attend, prepare and
present technical presentations at Customer visits and support the
- 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 and procedures.
- Travel to industry
tradeshows, conferences, suppliers, customers, and/or CQC
- Maintain regular
attendance at work.
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 essential.
multi-tasking skills working in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience working with
cross functional teams.
- Intermediate knowledge of
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
- Must have good driving
record and valid driver’s license
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Project management skills
- Strong communication
skills – verbal and written
- Comfort with public
- Strong motivation to
- Excellent organizational
- Customer focused
- Detail oriented
- Problem solving and
logical reasoning skills
- Member of an innovative,
- Medical, Dental, Vision
and Disability Insurance
- Paid Vacation, Personal,
and Volunteer Days
- Free fruit, gym
membership reimbursement, tuition reimbursement and more…
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