Scientist – Dairy – Marshall, MN
At Schwan's Company
we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services.
That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business
in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of
team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we
do, from careful ingredient selection to making quality food to delivering a
great experience wherever people shop and eat.
foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our
customers’ homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known
retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and
Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards®
desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the
foodservice industry. To learn more, visit us at www.schwanscompany.com.
is looking for a Food Scientist to join our Product Innovation &
Development team at our Corporate offices in Marshall, MN. This person will
work primarily on the development of ice cream and novelties, including
products for Schwan’s Home Service, Schwan’s Food Service and Consumer
Brands. R&D experience with any dairy products, or frozen dairy is
especially beneficial. This individual will lead lower to moderately complex
product development projects, develop formulas, processing procedures and
specifications for new products, product enhancements and cost reductions.
- Uses science to study the
principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze
food content; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed
foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge
to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and
- Develops experimental formulas,
processing procedures and specifications for raw ingredients,
subassemblies and finished products for new products, product
improvements, and cost reductions, meeting pricing, marketing,
regulations and operational goals.
- Organizes and manages moderately
complex test runs to validate or modify formulas and processing
procedures to develop final specifications for the production and
reproducibility of finished products.
- Works with team members to ensure
successful start-ups of new products, product improvements, cost
reductions, and ingredient formula specification or process changes.
- Evaluates ingredients and
processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product
improvement and cost reduction opportunities.
- Evaluates, confirms
acceptability, creates/updates specifications and implements proposed ingredients
or process for Supplier Optimization.
- Provides technical solutions to
production issues as it relates to ingredient, formulas, processing
procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production and
maintain product quality and safety.
- Documents project status,
progress issues, solutions timeline, and accountability according to
established procedures and guidelines, providing timely and effective
oral and written communication and reports.
- Supports innovation in the
development of new ideas, products, or product platforms through
ideation sessions and bench-top experimentation.
Education & Experience
Required: A Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Dairy Science
or related field, and 1-4 years experience in an
R&D position, OR a Master’s Degree in Food
Science or related field. Experience with dairy products preferred. 2+ years experience within a manufacturing
based Product Development role is preferred.
ability to meet deadlines and effectively communicate with peers, other
Manufacturing employees and senior leadership;
with taking initiative and driving for results in an industrial
attention to detail and process
PC skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Word
to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development
understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and
to comprehend complex technical articles, research papers, or
presentations, and apply technical knowledge learned
- Must be
adaptable to change
to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid
conclusions, and offer solutions
experience in Product Development, preferably with ice cream and dairy
products, particularly within a plant manufacturing environment
The employing subsidiaries of Schwan's Company are
Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color,
religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.
Unit: Schwan's Shared Services, LLCReq #: 18000682