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R&D Food Technologist (Bakery experience required)



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Minneapolis, MN

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At least 3 year(s)

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Job duties include:

  • Researching current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts utilizing trade show events, industry and related journals
  • Coordinating launches of new products or running trials alongside/together with commercialization team
  • Undertaking long-term projects with other departments, e.g. reducing waste by improving efficiency
  • Working on packaging innovation and technology
  • Modifying existing products and processes and developing new ones document and train on product/process specifications
  • Make product samples for shelf life trials, sales and marketing, and customer presentations
  • Support production tasks related to product and packaging samples, process testing, shelf life trials, customer visits, and scale-up runs
  • Analyze competitors' products
  • Receive and maintain ingredients and packaging samples in orderly manner
  • Properly documents activities to include process times, temps, specifications and photos to properly so process can be replicated during commercialization



  • BS in Food Science/related field or 3 years prior experience in bakery operations in an R&D Role
  • Understanding of food safety/Quality standards and FDA regulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of basic bakery equipment (i.e. scale, mixing, forming equipment, and other bakery equipment)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (i.e. oral and written)
  • Strong organization, documentation and project management skills
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a production area which includes noise, equipment moving, sharp utensils, wet, hot and cold
  • Ability to travel as required: startups, trade shows, seminars, customer 

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