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Scientist, Dairy Foods R&D - (151258) - Arden Hills, MN

Description

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:

Support analytical testing in Chromatography and General Chemistry areas to meet analytical laboratory objectives and goals. Provide support for method and product development.Perform analyses by following written standard operating procedures while maintaining ISO 17025 requirements. Ensure equipment and laboratory areas are clean organized, and equipment is well maintained. Troubleshoot and provide technical support for instrument issues.Maximize efficiency through team collaboration to increase productivity while meeting customer expectations.Participate and promote continuous improvement efforts within the laboratory.

Qualifications

Experience-Education (Required):

A Bachelorís Degree in chemistry, food science or related technical field from an accredited university. Minimum of 3 years of experience.

Competencies-Skills (Required):

Knowledge analytical testing methodology and good laboratory practices.
Perform laboratory testing using instrumental analysis techniques according to written SOPís
Proven technical problem solving ability.
Ability to use a variety of specialized lab equipment and software such as HPLC, IC, GC, GC/MS, ICP
Ability to learn additional software systems, such as the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Act as the technical resource within the team.
Assists in method development and/or validation.
Oversees the qualification of new instruments and software as needed.
Able to perform routine instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
Possess excellent communication/interpersonal skills with team members and the ability to achieve accelerated time tables while maintaining cooperative working relationships.
Able to multitask to increase productivity while consistently meeting customer expectations.
Possess excellent time management and organizational skills to manage changing priorities.
Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Experience-Education (Preferred):

Advanced degree preferred.

Competencies-Skills (Preferred):

Strong applied food testingknowledge in chemistry.
Ability to engage the team and provide forward thinking to continuously improve processes.
Advanced knowledge of analytical techniques, including HPLC, GC, GC/MS, IC, and ICP.
Ability to apply expertise in analytical instruments to solve instrumentation issues and provide assistance to others with troubleshooting.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land OíLakes, 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
Organization
: Dairy Foods
Job Type
: Experienced
Travel
: No

Job Posting
: May 26, 2015

 

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