Scientist - Willmar, MN 56201
Jennie-O Turkey Store
- Responsible for applying
advanced principles of food processing and science; designing,
conducting, directing, and documenting experiments; collecting,
analyzing, and interpreting data; and communicating results that will
lead to improved and new innovative and creative applications in support
of the company goals and objectives.
- Applies expertise in several
key areas of food safety and process development and conducts research
in multiple fields of the discipline.
- Conducts research projects
focusing on salmonella reduction in Jennie-Oís Live Production and Plant
Operations, focused on the latest techniques to detect and reduce
salmonella in any phases of production from hatchery, growing
operations, slaughter, cutting, and raw processing.
- Responsible for conducting
preliminary research related to the project in scientific journals and
literature, test protocol design and implementation, data analysis, and
progress reports for the project. Maintain up-to-date knowledge and seek
new innovations to help Jennie-O reduce the risks associated with
Listeria monocytogenes in our ready-to-eat products.
- Responsible for working with
the product development team to ensure Listeria monocytogenes
intervention strategies are in place and validated for all ready to eat
products that are at risk for being contaminated.
- Design and coordinate challenge
studies as needed to validate the efficacy of the intervention strategy.
- Oversee the routine shelf life
testing of products currently being produced in our various plants. This
includes coordinating the product mix and frequency of testing for each
of our production facilities.
- Masterís degree or equivalent
in Microbiology, Food Safety, Food Science and Technology, or related
field and 1 year of related experience
- Must also have demonstrated
ability with each of the following: 1. Designing and conducting
scientific experiments on food; 2. Executing test protocols in a
laboratory and pilot plant environment and collecting and analyzing
data; 3. Writing test protocols and reports; and 4. Conducting
microbiological testing of food samples
- Experience may have been gained
concurrently. Will accept experience gained before, during, or after
Excellent pay and benefit package including health, dental, vision, life
& disability insurance, vacation, 401K, pension, continuing education and
much more. Benefit Eligibility within 31 days and relocation assistance
provided to eligible participants.
Jennie-O Turkey Store is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, or veteran status.