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Food Technologist - Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.
Responsible for supporting the development of food products in support of the Company's business needs. With minimal guidance plans and conducts multiple project assignments. Project scope to include supporting new products, quality improvements of existing products, cost optimization of existing products, and technical brand maintenance.
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Food/Meat Science, Food Engineering or related dicipline plus 3 – 5 years related work experience. MS with 1 year of work experience or PHD can be substituted.
Requires knowledge of the product development process from idea generation, benchtop, scale-up and commercialization. Ability to influence necessary cross-functional partners for successful implementation of projects. Requires clear written and verbal communication skills. Excellent analytical knowledge and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of ingredients including functionality, allergen considerations, and cost. Should have an understanding of food manufacturing processes and the sequence of events necessary to convert raw materials to finished products.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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