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R&D Food Scientist - Madelia, MN 

Downs Food Group






Job Description

Tony Downs Foods has an exciting opportunity available to join our Research and Development staff.  As part of our R&D group, you will work with our sales and production departments to develop solutions for our customers.

Education: Bachelorís Degree, preferably in Meat or Food Science
Years of Related Experience: 2+ years related experience

  • Technical knowledge in the manufacturing of various Commercially Sterile products or RTE meats.
  • Formulation of new products.
  • Benchtop, pilot plant, and commercial scale new product development.
  • Continuous improvement experience.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, draw valid conclusions, and propose solutions.
  • Must be able to translate product feedback into optimized solutions.

R &D Responsibilities

  • Document and reports on test runs and results.  Identifies any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discusses with management team.
  • Develops new products and line extensions from bench top to commercialization..
  • Coordinate with external vendors for ingredients and other material needs in order to fulfill organizational needs.?
  • Collects and enters formulation and yield information.
  • Maintains information regarding ingredient specifications, formulas, processes and analytical data such as quality attributes, yield information, and sensory results.
  • Reports on the Sample Status to team members and discusses any implications to the business
  • Assist management with project timelines and status updates.
  • Assist with providing product information for technical support to internal and external customers.
  • Helps identify Plant and Process Improvement Initiatives
  • Support cost-out initiatives on existing products and process; follows through    with in-plant trials.
  • Will assist in customer data organization.
  • Organize internal product cuttings with customers or manufacturing team.

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