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Product Development Food Scientist - Batavia, NY
O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Inc.
Leads the development of products from concept through implementation. With guidance manages Product Development Projects of moderate scope and complexity. Studies methods to improve the quality of food; such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, ingredient functionality, convenience, physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of products. Work involves multiple product formats targeted to a diverse customer base, including pediatric, nutritional, protein, recreational drinks, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Experience & Education Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of 0 - 2 years' experience preforming new product development and creating formulas in the food industry, preferably in dairy.
Knowledge & Skills - Required:
This position is exposed daily to O-AT-KA and Customer product specifications and information meant for internal use, such as ingredients, product loss, etc. that must remain confidential.
This position is an individual contributor and will not require direct supervision of personnel.
The physical demand/work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The employee must be able and fit to work in a food/dairy processing environment. The employee is required to sit, stand and walk frequently. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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