Technologist - Bridgeton, MO
Position will support an R&D team to develop both
standard and innovative products to demonstrate Company’s product line in
support of existing and new business growth opportunities at targeted
customers. Provide leadership in a team environment and actively
contribute ideas and physical assistance while further developing an
expertise in the use of flavors and food ingredients, specifically for
beverages, and flavor bases, across a wide variety of products.
Effectively communicate the features and benefits of Company’s product
lines and assists in delivering presentations to customers, sales and
internal management. Plans, coordinates, and completes customer-oriented
projects by developing dairy ingredients/systems, flavor systems, and production
- Provide technical support for
the Business Unit including travel to customers for technical assistance
as necessary, as well as attending technical/trade conferences
- Develop new products for the
appropriate group, which includes formulation, Nutritional analysis, and
proper instruction for manufacturing process.
- Assist in the process to
complete projects in pilot plant, including projects using the steam
kettle, homogenizer, spray dryer, Glatt Agglomerator, or other equipment. Report and
evaluate results from experiments.
- Perform tests on new samples
produced in the pilot plant to evaluate actual results compared to
predicted results. Complete formulation and application testing in
- Perform tests on current
production materials as required by customer requests or assist Quality
with evaluation of product complaints.
- Work with Sales to assist
customers with technical service.
- Work with Procurement to test
alternate raw materials/ingredients in order to evaluate suitability for
substitution in an existing production situation or new formula
- Maintain integrity of R&D
laboratory environment through accurate test design and set up, good
sanitary practices and maintenance of equipment in good working order.
- Maintain accurate files of all
R&D work completed. Maintain all project files and Lab Notebooks as
- Complete weekly updates in
Salesforce and communicate project status to Sales.
- Develop and Identify tests to
allow Quality Control to evaluate functionality of finished goods and
- Identify and implement product
improvement and cost improvements.
- Assessment of competitive
- Carry out sensory analysis,
physical testing and other methodology to fully test products.
- Commercialization = Work
closely with manufacturing on integrating and adapting R&D formulas
to full production quantities. Provide technical assistance to
Production as necessary. Use Technical Transfer as necessary.
- Stay current with new
technology and developments and maintain professional contacts with
individuals and organizations. Build and maintain relationships with
current and potential customers.
- Provide research and technical
support in all marketing efforts across appropriate business pillar.
- Participate in scheduled
- Keep supervisor informed at all
- Bachelor’s degree in Food
Science, Physical Chemistry, Food Technology, Food Chemistry, and
Chemical Engineering or related physical science area is
- 5 - 10 years’ experience in New
Product Development and work in a food laboratory in a dairy, spray
drying, or food ingredient facility
- Knowledge with principals of
food processing, food science, food and dairy chemistry, spray drying,
agglomeration, and biochemistry are essential to successfully perform
- The ability to develop new
products from all aspects is required. An understanding of each piece of
processing equipment utilized is required (ie
steam kettles, homogenizer, dryer HTST, retort, and Glatt).
Ability to conduct experimental design tests and accurately report
results in a manner suitable for presentation to customers and
- Collaborative, problem solving,
good communication and ability to work with minimal supervision, as well
as with others are skills for good job performance.
- Detail oriented and
multitasking is a must.
- Complete computer skills
required (Microsoft office, Genesis, etc).
- Health and Wellness, Sports
Nutrition and Clinical Nutrition experience is a plus.