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Technologist - (151120) - MN-Arden Hills



Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods division is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States. This division also includes Global Dairy Ingredients that sells a portfolio of value-added dairy ingredients (specialty powders, milk powder, cheese, butter and whey) and offers expertise to large international customers.


Position Purpose:

Provide technical support on projects to scientists and managers.  Assist in organizing, planning and conducting benchtop, piot plant and plant trials and record results.  Perform specialized technical analyses as needed.  Contribute to discussions on options for ingredient selection, formulation and processing conditions.  Record results of experiments and review results with scientists.  Develop a depth of knowledge in their product area.  Organize product review meetings and record and report results. Manage product samples and ingredients.  Participate in lab maintenance including instrumentation, cleaning, labeling and inventory management.  Create, update and manage approval for product and ingredient specifications within the specifications system.











Experience-Education (Required): B.S. Food Science, Dairy Science or a related field from an accredited universiity


Competencies-Skills (Required):  Ability to accurately record data and report observations.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing including summarizing meeting discussions and outcomes.  Superior time management, prioritization and organizational skills.  Ability to use lab instrumentation.  Basic understanding of statistics including process control and capability.  Ability to deliver results on time.  Comfortable with fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities and needs.  Ability to maintain an even temper in times of stress.  Ability to work cooperatively and independently.  Willing to learn about Land O'Lakes business, products, consumers and customers.  Actively pursues learning & self development. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.


Experience-Education (Preferred): 1-2 years experience a plus.


Competencies-Skills (Preferred): Ability to interpret the results of data and report implications.  Prior hands on experience with dairy products.


EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O’Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.



Primary Location

: US-Minnesota-Arden Hills

Job Function

: Research and Development


: Dairy Foods

Job Type

: New Grad


: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting

: May 6, 2015


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