New Glarus, WI
Jack Link’s Beef
New Glarus, WI
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation,
transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing
meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for
convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the
company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing
meat snack manufacturer in the world, and sells more than 100 different meat
snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and
traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn
consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities of
this position shall consist of, but not be limited to the following:
- Write, observe, obtain
measurements, organize data, and aid in the evaluation of R&D new
product development tests and process improvement tests. Communicate
instructions and coordinate with various plant departments to follow
tests through the system. Prepare test samples for shipment to
- Independently conduct tests with
minimal oversight, primarily in the snack stick plants (New Glarus,
Bellevue, Mankato), but may include other locations.
- Measure and evaluate process
variation and yields. Investigate process deviations. Measurements
include physical properties like weight, diameter and length; chemical
properties like Aw, Ph, and moisture;
temperature, humidity, sensory panels, and shelf life studies. Interpret
data and report or act on results.
- Evaluate process data from
- Maintain various process
control and R&D documents, such as plant allergen wash down charts,
blend calculator, formula master, label setup sheets, pickle calculator,
and seasoning specifications. Prepare written specifications for new
products and changes to FSQ (food safety & quality).
- Observe and assist with new
product initial production runs in the plants; interacting with
purchasing, operations, quality & engineering departments.
- Maintain records of samples in
storage. Keep storage areas neat & orderly.
- Participate in in-house
technical presentations by ingredient & equipment suppliers.
- Participate in the innovation
process for new idea generation.
- Bachelor’s degree in food
science or related field.
- Basic knowledge of food/meat
processing and/or preparation.
- Basic understanding of
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
- Team player with excellent
- Able to work in cold/hot/wet
- Intense natural curiosity, good
listener, strong work ethic, and exacting attention to detail
EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V