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Associate Food Scientist (15-113)
Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc. - Madison, WI




Clasen Quality Coatings, Inc. (CQC) is a world-class manufacturer of chocolate and confectionery coatings. CQC supports a professional, yet relaxed work environment where teamwork is the key to our success. Working for a privately-held company provides you with the opportunity to wear many different “hats,” make a difference every day, and have fun doing it! We are committed to being an Employer of Choice in Southern Wisconsin and offering our employees a variety of traditional and unconventional benefits.

We are currently accepting applications for an Associate Food Scientist . This position will be based out of Corporate Office facility on the east side of Madison, WI, ranked the “Best Place to Live 2015” by

JOB SUMMARY : An Associate Food Scientist works directly with Food Scientists on the formula development, production, and application of custom chocolate and confectionery coatings. He or she will work in the research and development laboratory, operating manufacturing and analytical equipment and developing custom product samples for further customer application and testing. This position works in a fast-paced, innovative environment while gaining process and formulation experience on confectionery coatings and chocolate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in developing innovative new products and processes for confectionery coatings and fillings.
  • Assist on formulating and manufacturing coatings in a lab and pilot lab environment.
  • Procure technical documentation for new raw materials.
  • Develop technical and process specifications
  • Support research projects and new product initiatives.
  • Utilize laboratory scale manufacturing equipment including refiners, mixers, depositing/shaping line.
  • Utilize analytical equipment for conducting quality test for color, fineness and viscosity.
  • Utilize confectionary application equipment and consumer baking equipment for testing product application.
  • Complete flavor work and color work for customized formulas.
  • Assist in setting up and conducting plant trials.
  • Complete sanitation on pilot lab equipment.
  • Travel to industry tradeshows, conferences, suppliers, customers, and/or CQC facilities.
  • Perform all tasks assigned by the supervisor, while following all company, safety, and quality policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular attendance at work.



  • B.S. in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field.
  • Food science-related work experience is preferred.
  • Ability to provide superior customer service, where flexibility to meet customer needs is essential.
  • Work in a lab and pilot lab environment.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking skills and flexibility working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel


  • Project management skills
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Work autonomously
  • Strong motivation to innovate
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Customer focused
  • Detail oriented
  • Problem solving and logical reasoning skills
  • Demonstrate range-of-motion, strength, and physical stamina needed to safely perform the job in fast-paced work environment.
  • Remain alert to safety hazards, maintain attention to stay on task, manage time effectively, and work independently and in a team to complete assigned tasks.


  • Member of an innovative, technology-progressive team.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Personal, and Volunteer Days
  • 401(k) Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential
  • Free fruit, gym membership reimbursement, tuition reimbursement and more…

For more information or to apply, please go to our website at

CQC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO Poster

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