Development, Meat Specialization - Humboldt, IA
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 dried sausage products for CTI
customers and its Liguria Brand. The candidate will be technically competent
with a passion for innovation and developing high quality culinary inspired
products. He/She will be responsible for the
development and full commercialization of dried sausage products, including
pepperoni and salami. Additionally, he/she will ultimately aid in expanding
our dry sausage capabilities at our Humboldt, IA 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 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 knowledge of
ingredient functionality especially as it pertains to meat curing and
- Keen understanding of processes
and their impact on product performance - grinding, fat balancing,
blending, stuffing, fermenting, drying, slicing, and packaging (MAP and
- Knowledge of oven cook cycle
development with an understanding of key points – fermentation, relative
humidity, and end-point requirements for time and temp.
- Familiarity with drying rooms
and the factors that affect drying time and behavior, such as, dry and
wet bulb temperatures, relative humidity, and balancing air flow.
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