Scientist I – Meat - Chicago, IL
The Food Scientist I position is responsible for working with their manager
to fulfill project requirements. This includes overseeing all stages of
product and process development and control, writing new product
specifications, and ensuring regulatory labeling and food safety requirements
are met. Other responsibilities include developing samples/prototypes of new
products, modifying existing products, optimizing existing products,
developing specifications for product production labeling, and compiling cost
analysis information. Other duties include working with marketing, insights,
sales, culinary, FSQA, operations and purchasing departments, coordinating
with suppliers of ingredients, ensuring smooth start-up for new product
production processes, and completing other special projects as needed. The
person in this position is self-aware and seeks opportunities to learn and
build relationships within the organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee multiple development
and optimization projects from concept through commercialization. This
includes planning, executing experiments, analyzing data, reporting
- Oversee the development process
from concept to commercialization. These activities include bench top
development, pilot plant testing, and scale-up production at a federally
inspected research facility and final commercialization at full scale
- Position is responsible for
helping team to identify innovation that is treated as IP that can give
Tyson a competitive edge in the industry.
- Must be able to analyze data in
order to build product specification that is process capable.
- Effectively able to present
technical data or concepts to laypersons on their level of
- Will compile cost analysis
information and provide to product management.
- Effectively work on cross
functional teams across the organization for project completion that
will ultimately help achieve our growth and EBIT strategies.
- Travel to plant product
facilities could result in hours worked outside the normal corporate
work schedule. Personnel working in any plant environment will need to
have a heightened awareness to personal safety due to cold environment,
wet floors, moving machinery and the nature of the processing equipment.
- BS or MS in Food Science, Meat
Science, Food Engineering or related field.
- M.S. with no experience. B.S
with minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.
- Understanding of product
formulation, food processing and the Research and Development process.
- Understanding of regulatory
labeling and food safety requirements.
- Requires good computer skills
with ability to fully utilize MS Office products and internal systems
- Good verbal and written
communication skills required. Presentation skills required. Must have
the ability to effectively communicate with cross functional business
Yes, 25 % of the Time