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Food Technologist - Entry-Level (#15-003-004)
Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc. - Madison, WI



Clasen Quality 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 an Entry-Level Food Technologist in our Corporate Office on the East side of Madison, WI.

JOB SUMMARY : The Food Technologist works directly with Food Scientists on the development and production of custom chocolate and confectionery coatings. He or she will work in the laboratory and operate manufacturing and analytical equipment and develop custom product samples for further customer application and testing. He or she will work in a fast-paced, innovative environment while gaining process and formulation experience on confectionery coatings and chocolate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist on formulating and manufacturing coatings in a lab and pilot lab environment.
  • Use of laboratory scale manufacturing equipment including refiners, mixers, depositing/shaping line.
  • Utilize analytical equipment for conducting quality test for color, fineness and viscosity.
  • Complete flavor work and color work for customized formulas.
  • Assist in setting up and conducting plant trials.
  • Complete sanitation on pilot lab equipment.
  • Participate in developing innovative new products and processes for confectionery coatings and fillings.
  • Support innovative research projects and “Better for You” product initiatives.
  • Procure technical documentation for new raw materials.
  • Develop technical and process specifications
  • Attend industry tradeshows and conferences.
  • Perform all tasks assigned by the supervisor, while following all company, safety, and quality policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular attendance at work.



  • B.S. in Food Science or related field.
  • 0-2 years of food science experience
  • Ability to provide superior customer service, where flexibility to meet customer needs is essential.
  • Work in a lab and pilot lab environment.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking skills and flexibility working in a fast-paced environment.


  • Project management skills
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Work autonomously
  • Strong motivation to innovate
  • Business acumen
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Customer focused
  • Detail oriented


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Personal, and Volunteer Days
  • 401(k) Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential
  • Free fruit, gym membership reimbursement, tuition reimbursement and more…

For more information, please visit 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


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