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Food Scientist
American Extrusion International - South Beloit, IL 61080




$45,000 - $65,000 a year

Food Scientist

American Extrusion International is a global company engaged in the design, development, manufacture, installation and service of Grain Extrusion Equipment and other up/downstream accessories for the Food Industry.

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be able to work with our Research and Development manager while also testing products independently, operating our single and twin extrusion equipment. This position is hands on, often assembling and disassembling machinery.


Analyze raw ingredients and finished goods.

Experiment with additives, substitutes and production processes.

Perform trials daily, documenting results.

Work closely with our R&D team.


The successful candidate must:

Demonstrate understanding of food science.

Be diligent in following processes.

Be proficient with computers.

Possess excellent communication skills.

Possess a Bachelorís or Masterís degree in Food Science, Mechanical Engineering or related field.

Be able to lift up to 50 lbs independently on a regular basis.

Be willing to travel, including internationally, up to 10%

While the following would be a plus:

Up to five yearsí experience in the food industry.

Bilingual/Multi-Lingual language skills, including Spanish, Arabic, or Chinese.

Extensive training will be provided upon hire. Reports to Director of R&D.

Job Type: Full Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $45,000 to $60,000 per year with Bachelorís Degree, $65,000+ with Masterís Degree

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • food industry: 5 years


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