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FOOD SCIENTIST

 

Lisle, IL

 

Do you have meat industry experience? Have you worked in a Research and Development department? Are you looking for a Food Scientist position for a processed meats company?

If so you will be happy to hear that John Morrell Food Group is looking for a Food Scientist. This position will be out of the Lisle, IL office.

WHAT DOES A FOOD SCIENTIST DO AT JOHN MORRELL FOOD GROUP?

The Food Scientist will provide Research & Development, lead projects (or portions of projects) and document all results as well as the research of programs to drive cost optimization through formulation and processing efficiencies, create new prototypes for product development initiatives, and identify/approve potential ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.

•Develop new products and line extensions from bench top to commercialization.
•Perform pilot plant tests to generate product prototypes.
•Run production tests at manufacturing plants as required.
•Work with on-line formulation data base system to create or adjust product formulations.
•Maintain accurate project files, formulations, specifications and project data.
•Document progress, organize product reviews, and provide oral and written progress updates.
•Work with cross functional teams (Marketing, sales, Business Development, Operations, Finance, Engineering, Quality, Process Control, etc.) in projects requiring product development support.
•Continuously improve and update food/meat science and product development skills through appropriate training and other learning activities/
• USDA/FDA regulations and hands-on working in projects.
•Assist other R&D team members as required.

AM I QUALIFIED TO BE A FOOD SCIENTIST FOR JMFG? Qualified candidate must possess the following:

•Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with 0-2 years of experience or a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with 3-5 years of experience in the food/meat industry.
•Must be highly motivated, with a high level of integrity, and possess excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills.
•A close working relationship with Marketing and Operations will be needed to be successful.
•Strong scientific knowledge of meat science and meat processing, as well as non-meat ingredients and their functionality.
•Ability to work with pilot plant equipment with minimal supervision.
•Ability to multi-task.
•Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills.
•Knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations.
•Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing situations.
•Proficient in on-line work systems and product development software tools.
•Willingness to travel 25-30% of the time; may occasionally need to travel more, depending on project needs.

WHY DO I WANT TO WORK AT JMFG?

At John Morrell Food Group we are always looking for talented associates. We are committed to recruit, retain and promote employees with a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences. We seek individuals with outstanding characteristics of leadership and a bias toward action. The successful applicant should desire a broad base exposure to all aspects within the business enterprise while taking pride in ownership of results within a cross functional team.

John Morrell Food Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

John Morrell Food Group participates in the E-Verify program.

 

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