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R&D Food Scientist
NPIC 5 reviews - Plano, TX

 

 

 

 

Job Summary

NPIC was founded in 1996, manufacturing pet treats that are all natural, biodegradable utilizing vegetable proteins. Our mission is to be the industry leader in pet treats and the most trusted choice for pet related information, because we understand that pets are family! That's why we make high quality, nutritious and functional products to ensure the wellness, happiness, and longevity of all pets.

We are seeking an R&D Food Scientist who will be responsible for researching ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food. In addition, analyze food content and find new sources for our product lines.

Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Functions

  • Check raw ingredients for maturity or stability for processing and finished products for safety, quality, and nutritional value.
  • Evaluate food processing and storage operations and assist in the development of quality assurance programs for such operations.
  • Study methods to improve aspects of foods, such as chemical composition, flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience.
  • Stay up-to-date on new regulations and current events regarding food science by reviewing scientific literature.
  • Test new products for flavor, texture, color, nutritional content, and adherence to government and industry standards.
  • Develop new or improved ways of preserving, processing, packaging, storing, and delivering foods, using knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and other sciences.
  • Confer with process engineers, plant operators, flavor experts, and packaging and marketing specialists to resolve problems in product development.
  • Study the structure and composition of food or the changes foods undergo in storage and processing.
  • Demonstrate products to clients.
  • Develop new food items for production, based on consumer feedback.
  • Search for substitutes for harmful or undesirable additives, such as nitrites.
  • Maintain accurate records of lab work, documentation of ingredients, and provide statistical evaluations and reports
  • Participate in planning, monitoring and documentation of product trials leading to successful commercialization of new products
  • Provide detailed QC program of existing and new product
  • Participate in HACCP and SQF training and documentation

Qualifications and Skills

Qualifications

  • Masters in Food Science or related field of study
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Food Science industry or related field of work
  • Preferred work experience in Pet Food or Pet Treat industry but not required
  • Detail-oriented and highly analytical
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

Benefits

Benefits

  • Company paid medical insurance
  • Company paid dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Company paid Life insurance
  • Voluntary Life insurance
  • 401k

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Master's

 

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