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Food Scientist - Manitowoc, WI 54220

Lakeside Foods, Inc.

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Disability insurance

Health insurance

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Vision insurance

401(k) matching

Life insurance

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The Corporate Food Scientist assists in the coordination of internal and external microbiological related activities for the organization. It also provides support to the Plant QA Managers as needed and supports the commercialization and product assessment process of new products. It also has a thorough understanding of Plant QA Managers roles and record keeping and can perform those duties on a temporary basis. This individual has an in depth understanding of Food Science and Food Microbiology and its applications and can competently execute sampling and testing activities as appropriate including the effective review and reporting of results to upper management. This individual provides training for plant personnel assigned with sampling and testing and manages the annual laboratory competency program. This individual also has a thorough knowledge of sanitation processes and lends plant support in sanitation as needed.

At Lakeside, we're committed to growing our company – and our people. When you join the Lakeside team, you’ll become part of our family. Since 1887 we’ve produced a diverse line of canned and frozen foods. We sell our products through major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains. We’re driven to find new, innovative ways to serve our customers and our community. And there’s a seat at the table for you.


  • Work closely with Corporate QA, R&D and Plant QA Managers to understand their needs and provide the necessary support as appropriate in the areas below.
  • Research and perform appropriate chemical, microbiological and physical testing as necessary to support the technical aspects of product safety, quality and performance.
  • Effectively record, review, analyze and report data to stakeholders as needed.
  • Have a good understanding of food regulatory requirements.
  • Understand the Plant QA Manger’s role and applicable record keeping and be able to fill in as needed to do record reviews and Plant QA Department management on a temporary basis.
  • Assist in the implementation and commercialization of new or modified products at the plant level, including performing product food safety assessments.
  • Assist Quality Managers in the development of their Food Safety Plans, Environmental Monitoring Programs and finished product sampling and testing plans.
  • Assist in package development activities as directed.
  • Assist in thermal process development activities as directed.
  • Formulate goals annually that align with the company’s strategic plan.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of sanitation programs and procedures and provide plant support as necessary. Participate in pre-pack plant approval activities.
  • Assist in Product Development activities as directed including the production and submission of product samples.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of reporting processes associated with all Corporate Quality Department functions and use of SAP.


  • Four year college degree, Food Science or Microbiology
  • Progressively more responsible technical management, two years preferred but entry level is acceptable
  • Understanding of and commitment to quality
  • Teamwork
  • People-oriented management
  • Company loyalty
  • Cost consciousness
  • Community service


Friendly office environment, "dress for your day" dress code, competitive compensation, medical, dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401K with employer contribution, profit sharing, vacation, personal days and holidays.

  • Most work is conducted in a normal laboratory or office environment. However, this position requires regular visits to the production and packaging facilities, which are typical of food manufacturing and may include exposure to heat and humidity, moisture, slippery conditions, and so on.
  • Trips to the plants as well as occasional professional travel to other destinations are by automobile or public transportations and require the capability for independent travel.
  • This position also involves work in corporate and plant laboratories which would include exposure to a typical food laboratory environment.

Teamwork at Lakeside (TAL):

Through individual and team efforts, enthusiastically work toward the continuous improvement of his/her job, work area, department and Lakeside as a whole. Fully participate in TAL by "living" Lakeside's Standards of Conduct and being an active member of operational and project teams. By action and work, clearly and visibly demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, cooperation and respect for others in all business transactions and exchanges.

Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status.




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