JOB TITLE: Dairy Product Technologist
LOCATION: Baraboo, WI
REPORTS TO: Sr. Product Development
This position is responsible for research, development, of new dairy
products and modification of existing dairy products as necessary, to meet
customer needs and optimize production processes, in accordance with company
policies and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are
required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities
may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. The
essential functions of this job include, but are not limited to:
• Researching dairy product functionality and processes.
• Providing dairy product support to product development, applications
and pilot plant operations.
• Developing and maintaining specifications, documents, product profiles
and nutritional data as appropriate.
• Providing technical reports and presentations to managers, peers,
executives, trade associations and others as appropriate.
• Supporting sales and marketing with technical data, information and
participating in customer visits as appropriate.
• Provide hands-on technical support and guidance at plant locations on
product technical & product functionality.
• Maintaining records, reports, research on product and process
• Participating in industry and trade association meetings.
• Regular and punctual attendance and physical presence in the
• Timely and accurate completion of duties.
• Frequent travel for work, up to 67% of the time.
The following are required competencies of the position that must be met
by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:
• Computer Skills: Ability to operate all information
technology related business systems, programs and applications in a manner
that achieves efficiency, accuracy, and relevancy of information processing
and reporting as it applies to this position, including proficiency in
Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Access,
• Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as
memoranda, invoices, and company policies SOP’s and technical
documentation. Ability to process reports and correspondences.
Ability to communicate effectively with employees and others. Ability
to effectively present information.
• Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply typical continuous
improvement methods, statistics and the like, to justify process
changes/improvements. Ability to correctly add, subtract, multiply and
divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and
• Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding
to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in
standardized situations. Ability to process, interpret and apply
continuous improvement statistical data into actionable items. Ability
to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid
conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical
instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract
and concrete variables.
• Other Skills & Abilities: Requires the ability to operate a
variety of standard business machines. The ability to drive a motor vehicle,
and maintaining a valid driver’s license. Advanced knowledge of dairy
science or dairy manufacturing. Experience in product development and
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Physical Demands – Employee is continuously more than 66% of time)
required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or
controls, sit; to verbally communicate; and to hear. The employee is
occasionally (up to 33% of the time) required to walk and stand. The employee
must occasionally (up to 33% of the time) lift and/or move up to 55
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work Environment – Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical
shock wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne participles. The
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Protective Equipment – Appropriate personal protective equipment is
required when in the manufacturing environment.
This position requires a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in, food science,
food technology, food manufacturing engineering, or related field of study,
knowledge related to the job and four to six years of dairy processing, dairy
applications, dairy R&D or similar foods/products, cheese making or
cultured dairy products, experience. Experience with sensory
application/training is preferred.
It is the policy of Foremost Farms USA to provide equal employment
opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, creed, color,
religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilities, veteran status, marital
status, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, or any
other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
Foremost Farms USA, headquartered in Baraboo, Wis., is a farmer-owned
milk processing and marketing cooperative with annual sales of
$1.5 billion. The nation’s eighth-largest cooperative and number 25 in
annual sales among the Top 100 U.S. dairy processors, Foremost Farms is a
leading manufacturer and marketer of cheese, specialty whey ingredients,
butter and bulk fluid milk to customers around the world.
looking for employees who challenge the status quo, innovate and aim for excellence.
Because we’re working to be the world’s best – to Be Foremost – we’ll bring
out the best in you. We’re already one of the nation’s top 10 dairy
cooperatives, making Wisconsin cheese and dairy ingredients for the global
marketplace. But we’re not satisfied. Are you?
Are you ready to Be Foremost?
Please apply at: www.foremostfarms.com
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled are encouraged to apply.
Successful completion of pre-employment testing which could include a drug test, physical, background
check, education check and credit check required.