R&D Pilot Plant
Scientist – Twin Falls, ID
As a Research and Development
Scientist, you will work with the Pilot Team to lead the daily operation and
maintaining of the processing equipment. You will also lead and support
R&D Scientist and/or R&D Managers in carrying out their projects and
duties in adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and current Good
Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
of this position include:
- Set up, operate and perform
routine maintenance/PM of pilot plant equipment, including but not
limited to all process equipment and lab testing devices and
- Identify problem root cause by
observing mechanical systems and devices in operation, listening for
problems and using precision measuring and electrical testing
instrumentation and other troubleshooting methods.
- Prepare for all quality
inspections and commissioning work by reviewing construction and
monitoring plans, specifications, product submittals, product
installation manuals, photos, current quality inspection and test
- Apply all company quality
standards while performing inspections, audits, and commissioning of
high tech Greek yogurt processing equipment.
- Lead projects and make
recommendations to the teams on dry ingredient management in the plant
- Lead cost saving/optimization
- Assist in the planning and
execution of pilot trials to develop new products under the direction of
the R&D Scientists
- Lead and assist industrial trial
in the Twin Falls plant as well as our South Edmeston
- Initiate the department with
overall R&D program improvements and utilize Root Cause Analysis
- Complete site-specific
quality/testing/commissioning plans based on requirements and Chobani
- Order ingredients and lab
supplies internally and through external vendors.
- Log all incoming ingredients by
projects, arrange for adequate storage and develop tracking and
inventory system to keep track of samples and ingredients in the R&D
- Assist with clean-up and
maintenance in the laboratory and pilot plant as well as ingredient and
finished good storage facilities.
- Keep accurate records of trial
data as well as laboratory work. Collect and prepare data for further
analysis, prepare basic lab reports under guidance of Scientist/R&D
- Coordinate with internal department’s
management of shipments of ingredients to vendors within US and overseas
as well as finished good sales sample dispatch in coordination with
regional sales managers.
- Assist in day to day operations,
including production of sales samples.
- Participate in physical,
chemical, and sensory evaluation of food ingredients and finished
The requirements of
this position include:
- Minimum B.S. Food Science or
related degree. Advanced degree strongly preferred.
- 5-7 years of food industry
experience required, dairy is preferred
- Prior experience in food industry
manufacturing and pilot plant/lab set up highly preferred.
- Familiarity with Lean product
development, basic research tools and statistical analysis.
- Highly versatile &
technically talented individual who can work on highly complex equipment
- Maintain clean & safe
manufacturing environment within all facilities.
- Excellent verbal and written
communication skills, good MS Office skills
- Ability to work independently and
in group settings.
- Experience in operating or
maintaining manufacturing equipment in a food / beverage environment
- Working knowledge of GLP (Good
Laboratory Practices) and cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).
After moving to New York from
his native Turkey, Chobani’s founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya
found that in America, yogurt just wasn’t as delicious and widely available
as it was back home. He believed everyone deserved better options, so he set
about making delicious, nutritious, natural and accessible Greek yogurt right
here in the United States.
“Better food for more
people.” It’s a simple precept, but one that drives Chobani forward every
day. From that first revived yogurt factory in New Berlin, New York, to a
gleaming state-of-the-art facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, to an international
foothold in Dandenong, Australia and beyond – in
the few short years since its debut, Chobani has climbed to the top of the
yogurt category and turned Greek yogurt into a household staple.
With a growing team of
thousands, Chobani strives to stay true to and honor Hamdi’s vision and goals
for our company: To develop and foster meaningful relationships with those
around us, to give back to our local and global communities, and to create
one perfect cup of yogurt at a time. As a company, we’re proud to offer
careers with limitless opportunities. We look for only the most
passionate and hard-working people who will share this vision and help our
rapidly growing company reach the next level. Chobani gives us all the
chance to make a difference.
Chobani is an equal
opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any
applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
age, disability, veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic
characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification
protected by federal, state and local laws.