Food Scientist - Germantown, WI
53022 Gehl Foods10 reviews
Reporting to the Manager of R&D, the primary
responsibility of the Associate Food Scientist is to provide technical
expertise and contribute to the creation, maintenance and review of
recipes for new and existing products. This individual is an active
participant of product development of new product ideation beginning at
conception through successful commercialization.
Assist with Formulation of products to achieve
nutritional profile, ingredient statement and product attributes of
targeted product or design specification.
Processes product recipe changes and maintain
accurate records of change.
Recommend and source ingredients
Assist with development of laboratory and bench top
chemical and application analysis and experimental designed that can be
analyzed and stand up under scientific scrutiny.
Manage a portfolio of assigned product development
projects through the various stages of the product development life
Assist with develop of finished product and
processing specification, including creation of integrated recipes
using (add systems here) or other programs as needed to manufacture
said target product.
Develops plans to collect analytical data to
support NLEA labeling requirements and implements nutritional labeling
claims or certification processes as needed on new or existing
Works to meet project/customer timelines.
Develops specifications and testing protocols for
new products based on critical customer attributes
Supports Continuous Improvement initiatives through
ingredient, product and process optimization
Manages and executes customer/plant trials and new
Ensures that samples are sent out accurately and on
time for customer evaluations.
Collaborates with cross functional team including
project management, sales, marketing, finance, packaging, food
safety/quality, regulatory and manufacturing to ensure innovate
customer focused new products and solutions.
Establish production parameters and processing
procedures by drafting product specifications and establishing
Develops preliminary findings and prepares reports
to support product development through, technical proposals and
interpretation of scientific data/trends.
Ensure that required competencies to carry out
these job functions affecting product legality, safety and quality are
met in accordance with the Quality Policy and Global Food Safety
Initiative (GFSI) standard.
Ensure compliance with corporate/plant safety standards
and with applicable regulatory requirements while following the
company’s Good Manufacturing Practices.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Applied
Science or other related field
Familiarity of food industry standards of quality,
food safety, HACCP, quality regulations & FDA regulations
Self-motivated with a strong background and
interest in scientific procedure and food safety best practices of
progressive product development experience.
Must have a drive for results and demonstrated
ability to move projects forward with a cross functional team
Able to manage time and work independently to meet
project deliverables and timelines.
Up to 20% of travel may be required, including
Previous experience in new product development from
concept to launch for commercialization of new products.
Aseptic and/or thermal process product development