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Sr. Food Scientist - Meat Research
Kaye/Bassman International Corp - Omaha, NE



$75,000 - $90,000 a year

REPORTS TO: Director of Research & Development

COMPENSATION: Competitive Salary and Benefits


Position Summary: The Sr. Food Scientist – Meat Research will drive projects across all of Company’s meat business platforms to contribute significantly, directly, and continually to the attainment of business results through the generation and application of advanced specialized knowledge in meat technology.

Execute research to establish specifications for meat items used in all company’s products using comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the properties of both meat products and finished consumer products, namely:

  • An in-depth knowledge of the attributes of the meat product manufactured;
  • Knowledge of raw material components, their variability, and synergistic effects on finished product;
  • Knowledge of those product attributes that vary during production;
  • Knowledge of the relationship between production variability and consumer acceptance
  • Identification of the tolerable limits (levels/intensities) of product variability, in each attribute, which provide expected consumer acceptance and allow CFF meal plans to be efficient in manufacturing; and
  • Knowledge of competitive set for each Client’s line of business
  • Development and commercialization of meat items, working within and outside of Company plants, to meet specifications established above.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Independently develops technical work plans and executes projects.
  • Being a leader in working with external venders for identification and evaluation of new food/meat ingredients and/or processes for use in the manufacture of company’s products.
  • Drives both long and short-term projects to identify and study critical variables we can use to improve current, and create new products.
  • Recommend and champion changes to current products to achieve opportunities for competitive market advantage and improvement of consistency to the consumer.
  • Adhere to project timelines ensuring projects proceed according to plan
  • Provide sound data to support business decisions
  • Coordinate and execute pilot and plant trials and product start-ups
  • Develop and issue Consumer Based Specifications for formula, processing and raw ingredient specifications
  • Apply knowledge of technical field of work and maintain awareness of technical development in field
  • Assist with identification and development of ideas for technology improvements / cost savings
  • Prepares and present technical reports/results, both written and oral, to associates, peers and occasionally to management with clear, concise topline summary/abstract
  • Cost structure and business objectives comprehension

Position Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science or related field required, MS preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ work experience
  • Effective understanding of principles of scientific investigation and constitution suited to the practice of diligent observation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well and to effectively interact with, and influence others to accomplish goals.
  • Frequent travel including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas.
  • Proven ability to trust and rely on others, to display can do attitude even when going gets rough, and to continually be personally accountable.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Driving a company or rental automobile 4 – 6 hours as needed.
  • Use of pilot plant equipment.
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, heat, cold, wet and slippery conditions.
  • Ability to move safely and freely around machinery in both manufacturing and pilot plants.

Why Should You Work Here?

Build your career at this well-known food manufacturing company! At this company, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, this company provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-paced workplace.

For confidential consideration, please forward an updated resume to Search Consultant, Owen Carryl, or call 972-265-5307 (direct) for more information.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Food Science work: 2 years


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