Associate Food Scientist - Florence, KY
At The Schwan Food Company, we
are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services.
That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business
in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of
team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we
do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach
customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through
our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red
Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs.
Smith's® and Edwards®desserts,
and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service
industry. To learn more, visit us at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.
This position under direct supervision is responsible for
leading small product development projects and teams as assigned. The
incumbent works under the guidance of project leaders to develop basic
formulas processing procedures and specifications for new products product
enhancement and cost reduction products to meet project parameters and
business unit strategies.
Uses chemistry microbiology engineering and other sciences to
study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods;
analyze food content; discover new food sources; research ways to make
processed foods safe palatable and healthful; and apply food science
knowledge to determine best ways to process package preserve store and
Assists in providing technical solutions to production issues as
it relates to ingredient formulas processing procedures and specifications to
ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product
quality and safety.
Assists in the development of experimental formulas processing
procedures and specifications for raw ingredients subassemblies and finished
products for simple new product product improvement
and cost reduction that meet project parameters of established pricing
marketing goals food regulations and operation feasibility.
Organizes and manages basic test runs to validate or modify
experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final
specifications and ensure reproducibility for the production of finished
products and subassemblies.
Works with team members to ensure successful start-ups of new
products product improvement cost reduction ingredient formula modifications
or process changes.
Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and
commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities.
Assists in evaluating confirming acceptability updating
specifications and implementing proposed ingredients for supplier
Documents various work according to established procedures and
guidelines provides timely and effective oral and written communication and
prepares reports to project team to ensure complete communication of project
status progress issues solutions timeline and accountability.
Supports innovation by joining in the development of new ideas
new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top
Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if
applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission
values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree (U.S. or foreign) or equivalent in
Food Science Dairy Science Foods & Nutrition Studies Biological Sciences
or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or product
of Related Experience: 0-3 years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Basic communication and interpersonal skills. PC skills
including Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel and Word. Basic knowledge
of Algebra Geometry Physics Chemistry and Statistics. Basic knowledge and
understanding of food ingredients food chemistry food processing and food
functionality. Must be able to comprehend technical articles research papers
or presentation. Must be able to apply technical knowledge learned. Basic
ability to define problems collect data establish facts draw valid
conclusions and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food
product currently under development. Preferred experience in Product
The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal
Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color,
religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
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