Development Food Technologist
Palmer Candy Company
Palmer Candy Company
is a confectionery food manufacturer located in Sioux City, Iowa.
Assistance is available.
Responsible for new
and existing product development from benchtop through commercialization by
functioning as a bridge between R&D and Plant Operations.
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
- Engage with Manufacturing and
Quality to ensure that all product formulations, processes, and
specifications meet defined standards.
- Conduct experimentation using
a designed approach to validate formulations and processes at the
bench and pilot scale before entering production.
- Document and draw
conclusions/next steps from experimental results or production trials.
- Make batches following
formulas and recipes for various projects and customers.
- Run experiments/tests on
samples, collect and enter data in an organized manner.
- Maintain kitchen inventory,
equipment, cleanliness, and organization for efficient batching and
- Lead group tastings and
evaluations; must be willing to taste and evaluate a variety of
ingredients and products.
- Learn functionality and setup
of all equipment on the production floor and familiarize with
manufacturing tools and databases.
- Support commercialization
runs by keeping and maintaining production notes on all projects to
ensure proper repeatability on production runs.
- Work closely with QA and Ops
to monitor and control newly commercialized products.
- Coordinate with customers to
ship samples when requested.
- Work with vendors to acquire
proper and thorough documentation for current and new ingredients.
- Continue to research the food
industry for new trends, new ingredients, processes for working with
challenging ingredients, new regulations, labeling, etc.
- Ability to travel between
both local manufacturing facilities and candy store; attend technical
conferences, workshops, etc.
- Regular Attendance
- All other reasonable duties,
- Culinary Degree or Bachelor
Degree in food science or related field preferred.
- 1-2 years’ experience in
kitchen or lab environment.
- Strong passion for science
and creative problem solving.
- Demonstrated ability to work
independently with supervision.
- Must possess complex math
skills (ratios, percentages, formulations).
- Proficient in basic computer
programs including Microsoft Office programs.
- Effective written and verbal
communication with internal and external customers.
- Spanish speaking a plus
Please note this job
description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee
for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any
time with or without notice.
program is designed to attract, motivate, and retain the very best people.
Palmer Candy Company offers a comprehensive benefit plan that includes:
Health and Dental insurance, Flexible Spending, 401(k) plan, and more. If
you meet these requirements and are eager to join a dynamic company poised
for further growth, please respond with your cover letter, and salary
Job Type: Full-time