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Senior Food Scientist - R&D
George's Inc 32 reviews - Springdale, AR





Job Summary

This position is responsible for the research, development and commercialization of new, further processed meat products and product forms, as well as the improvement to existing products and/or manufacturing processes.

George's, Inc. is a fully integrated poultry operation headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas. It is a fourth generation family owned operation that began in the late 1920's. Guided by the aggressiveness of youth and the foresight that comes with experience, George's has grown from a small business serving local and regional markets into a multi-division corporation serving national and international markets with innovative, high quality poultry products.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage the end to end process of Fully Cooked Multi-Species Product Development.
  • Development of new product samples
  • Modification of existing products
  • Optimization of products and processes
  • New Product cost analysis
  • Optimization analysis across all areas related to R&D
  • Implementation of optimization procedures
  • Development of New Product Specifications
  • Collaborate with teams responsible for USDA Regulatory Requirements
  • Collaborate with teams responsible for Food Safety Requirements
  • Work independently to research and identify areas of opportunity for the betterment of George’s Inc. and our customers.
  • Deliver expertise and best in class knowledge of ingredients, formulations and food processing techniques
  • Demonstrate strong bench top development skills that realistically translate to plant floor capabilities.
  • Coordinate and calibrate with all cross-functional departments essential to the start-up of R&D driven production runs i.e., sales, purchasing, FSQA, plant facilities management, etc.…
  • Develop, grow and maintain strong working relationships with plant facilities management.
  • Analyze and identify opportunities or issues related to R&D and effectively communicate those findings to Senior Leadership.
  • Translate new and traditional culinary techniques and identify opportunities to apply those through the use of large scale manufacturing processes, ingredients and food science technologies.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Critical, in depth knowledge of meat science as it would relate to the processing and further processing of product forms derived from beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc...
  • Understanding and utilizing industry insights and information to drive the design of fully cooked products specific to food service, deli and retail market segments
  • In depth knowledge of FSQA procedures, processes and requirements
  • Practiced and focused on food sensory technologies related to meat products such as beef, pork, chicken, turkey, etc.…


  • Hands on culinary experience as it pertains to bench top, gold standard product design that can be translated to plant run, commercialized products.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands on experience with further processing plant floor equipment, processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of agricultural technologies related to product specifications, lifecycle management, nutritional analysis, labeling, and plant floor operations
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines while achieving individual and team objectives
  • Skill in time management and organization with excellent attention to detail
  • Quick learner and able to make decisions/recommendations in a fast paced environment.
  • 5+ years of experience in the further processed meat manufacturing industry, with knowledge of HACCP, SSOP, labeling laws, etc.…
  • Experience in upholding a consistent standard for in-depth attention to detail in technical matters.


George’s Inc offers a competitive benefits package to our full-time employees. These benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Whole Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance, AD&D, LTD, and 401(k).

George’s Inc is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.

Job Type: Full-time


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