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Food Scientist II - Jackson, MI (22221)
Dawn Foods




Req Id 22221 - Posted 04/17/2017 - MO R&D Technology (40002601) - Home Office - Dawn Food Prod. (0002) - US Bakery Products – Commercial




Under general supervision, develops fillings and icings for commercialization and/or develops methods and procedures needed to improve the processing, storing, packaging, and distribution of DFP and customer specific manufactured products. Ensures all product ingredients and packaging components meet customer expectations and FDA compliance guidelines. This position provides expertise on ingredients and formulation and must be familiar with plant processes. 

Position Responsibilities:

·         Conducts advanced experiments to determine the chemical changes that take place in stored or processed foods.

·         Monitors the flavor, appearance, and texture of all finished products, ensuring overall product quality and customer satisfaction.

·         Provides input into quality control issues and quality inspection protocols.

·         Engages in advanced research to develop new methods of processing or production of DFP and / or customer labelled goods.

·         Studies the effects of food additives and preservatives on finished products, noting any negative effects so that recipes can be modified accordingly.

·         Provides ongoing research for new and existing recipes to ensure product quality and cost effectiveness of all key ingredients.

·         Ensures that all experiments meet the guidelines set by the Food & Drug Administration for food manufacturing.

·         Examines potential new ingredients for allergic or chemical reactions. Performs ongoing maintenance of ingredient databases to ensure system accuracy needed for the testing and development of DFP products.

·         Consults with Food Technologists regarding vendor questions, challenging their product requests and verifying the need for specific ingredients or content specifications. Provides scientific expertise and information to team members in New Product Development and/or R & D to ensure the most accurate, up to date data is being disseminated.

·         Demonstrate the “Dawn Values” of Team Dawn and support the Dawn Circle of Excellence


Minimum Qualifications:

·         Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field required, MS Preferred.

·         Five years experience in the food industry, experience with icings and fillings preferred.

·         A strong understanding of food science related to bakery products and ingredients, icings/fillings specifically.

·         Ability to travel 25% of the time, with up to 50% travel in the first 6 months of service


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