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R&D Scientist - Hot Extrusion – Beloit, WI





Job Locations  US-WI-Beloit

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Company Overview

We all want a career we can feel good about. Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


Leading to better.

Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


Leading to better, together. 

Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

  • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
  • Empowering our people
  • Promoting diverse thinking
  • Investing in innovation
  • Acting on sustainability
  • Embracing our differences

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Description and Responsibilities

Have the scientific/technical expertise to independently deliver on projects and lead teams. Be an expert at product commercialization and production capabilities




  • Hands-on working in the pilot plant (4 days a week), hot extrusion food processing.
  • Travel up to 50% to support the scaling up in commercial plants.
  • Conducts basic research for the improvement of existing products and the development of new products, outlining procedures and specifications.
  • Studies methods to improve quality of food such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, physical, chemical and microbiological composition of foods.
  • Documents all research notes in lab books and computer database.
  • Completes project requests issued by the sales personnel within the time frame required by the customer.
  • Confers with process engineers, flavor experts, sales staff, suppliers, customers and packaging and marketing specialists to resolve problems.
  • Conducts in-house customer presentations and serves as representatives at trade shows.
  • Trains new people, demonstrating lab safety, procedures and techniques.
  • Employs efficient time management techniques performing all the required work in a reasonable time frame.
  • Assists customers with technical issues that may arise.
  • Maintains laboratory, including upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies and general cleaning of work areas.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Process Engineering, Gain Science or Milling Science or related discipline. - Gain Science or Milling Science Preferred
  • Mechanically inclined and enjoys assembling Extrusion Equipment and making products.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • 2 years’ experience in food development industry


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