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Associate R&D Scientist - Davisco Corporate - Le Sueur, MN

Job Description

Davisco Foods is seeking an Associate R&D Scientist for our Corporate Research and Development Center in Le Sueur, MN.



Essential Functions include the following:


    Assigned to projects or segments of applied R&D projects as directed.

    Performs analytical testing to support applied R&D projects.

    Ability to do bench top experiments and analysis.

    Ability to operate pilot scale equipment.

    Provides and applies basic knowledge and problem solving abilities to research and commercial efforts.

    Executes projects by designing and conducting experiments.

    Records, collates, evaluates and interprets experimental and commercial data and converts into relevant reports with appropriate recommendations and conclusions.

    Ability to work in close proximity to and share work space with others.

    Ability to work with and without supervision.

    Well organized and motivated.

    Ability to work well under stress and deadlines.

    Good work ethic and positive attitude.

    Ability to read and follow instructions; excellent attention to detail.

    Ability to work quickly and efficiently while maintaining accuracy.

    Ability to cope with change in an unstructured environment.

    Demonstrate good cooperation with production personnel and schedules.


Secondary Functions include the following:


    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Gain knowledge of the product development process.


Technical Competencies:


    Computer literate.

    Able to properly document information legibly.

    Understand and obey all Good Manufacturing Practices.





    B.S. Food Science, Dairy Science, Analytical Chemistry or Engineering or other relevant curriculum.

    Experience in dairy plant and/or laboratory preferred.



Non-technical Competencies:


    Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multi-task effectively.

    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

    Effective spelling, grammar, and written communication skills.

    Effective oral communication skills.

    Ability to work well in a team.



Work Conditions:


    Be able to work in a pilot plant, lab, and/or manufacturing environment with equipment and raw ingredients.

    Be able to work outside of standard business hours in order to accommodate research activities.

    Ability to work effectively and appropriately in pilot plant, lab, and/or manufacturing environment with the following conditions:  Strong odors, wetness, chemicals, reagents, product dust.

    Be able to move up and down stairs.

    Occasionally move heavy objects with assistance if necessary.



EEO Policy Statement:


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law 


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