Development, Meat Specialization - Owingsville, KY
CTI Foods mission is to be the best
custom food and culinary solutions team, focused on driving results for our
customers. Fostering a culture of collaboration, integrity and continuous
improvement, we seek only the best talent to join our organization.
Job Summary: The Senior Meat Scientist
independently leads the development of beef, pork,
poultry based products for CTI customers utilizing key capabilities in our
Kentucky facility. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of batch and
linear ovens, patty forming equipment, vacuum tumbling, blending,
slicing and dicing equipment. The individual will be technically competent
with a passion for innovation and developing high quality culinary-inspired
products. Additionally, he/she will ultimately aid in expanding our
capabilities at our Kentucky facility.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
- Works under the supervision of
the Senior Director to develop assigned products.
- Develops new products, improves
existing products, optimizes processes, and reduces cost.
- Designs products to meet
- Responsible for the
commercialization of products and ensure the smooth transition from
bench to plant.
- Master the commercialization
process at CTI Foods. He/She will work
collaboratively with cross-functional team members to successfully
launch new products.
- Accurately document formulations
and methods for making bench top samples, as well as make samples when
needed, during the development process.
- Assist in the development of
process capable specifications (internal and external) with input from
Production and Quality Assurance for new products and modified products.
- Source ingredients, as needed
for the development process. Coordinate with purchasing and ensure
purchasing strategy is employed. Develop relationships with suppliers
and leverage their resources when possible.
- Perform nutritional analysis of
prototypes using the nutritional program Genesis R&D.
- Create draft ingredient
statements and assess the presence of allergens and sensitive
ingredients in formulations.
- Work in a production
environment where he/she will provide assistance in trouble-shooting
plant related issues and provide technical insights to the Production
- Work closely with QA and
Production to determine root cause of customer complaints, as well as,
suggest corrective actions.
- Works closely with CTI
customers; presenting products and providing technical support.
- Provide technical support to
CTI Sales Team.
- Responsible to ensure that all
designated R&D areas are clean and organized.
- Observe and comply with all
food safety (GMP) and general safety guidelines.
- Complete assigned work in a
timely manner to meet project timelines.
- Performs other related duties
- Bachelor’s Degree in Food
Science or related field of study with 5 to 7 years of experience. OR
- Advanced Degree in Food Science
or related field of study with 2 to 5 years of experience
- Expert level knowledge of meat
systems – beef, pork, and poultry.
- Competent functional knowledge
of ingredients in marinades to effect flavor, appearance, texture and
- Keen understanding of processes
and their impact on product performance - grinding, fat balancing,
blending, vacuum tumbling, stuffing, cooking (thermal treatment),
smoking, cooling, freezing, cutting, and packaging (MAP and non-MAP).
- Experience with patty forming
equipment, linear ovens, batch ovens, and slicing equipment.
CTI Foods provides equality of
opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on
the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age,
disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
Job Type: Full-time