Development Scientist - Idaho Milk Products
Center - Jerome, ID
About the Organization
Products is an international milk processing leader, supplying IdaPro Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC), IdaPro Milk Permeate, and IdaPro
Cream to customers around the globe. Our superior quality products are used
in a variety of applications from nutritional products to cheese, yogurt
and other dairy based foods. Idaho Milk Products is committed to our
customers' success through teamwork, attention to detail, and valuing
REPORTS TO: Director of Research and
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Research and Development
SCHEDULE: Days, subject to change according
to business needs
Not only is our
company continuously growing, but so is our Research & Development
(R&D) department, which is why we have added this additional Research
& Development Scientist position to join our thriving team.
The R&D Scientist
will work in a state-of-the-art dairy processing facility that produces
fresh cream; milk protein concentrates/isolates and milk permeate powders.He or she will be involved in new process and
product developments, process and product improvements, conducting lab
scale and bench top experiments, commercialization studies for new
products, conducting product characterization studies, applications and
performing analytical work.The R&D Scientist
will interact closely with the Production, Quality Assurance and Marketing
& Sales departments to implement new process and product development,
and to troubleshoot issues with existing products and processes.This
role will also support technical research and customer support on existing
and new product lines.
FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Independently plans, manages
and completes research projects to design, develop and improve new and
existing product portfolio.
- Oversees and carrys out hands-on internal bench top and pilot
scale trials and collaborates with external research and educational
- Manages and oversees R&D
technical functions such as sensory, shelf life testing, legal label
claims, product specifications, product/packaging improvements etc.
- Establishes analytical
methods to study the characteristics of IMP products.
- Conducts applications work
using IMPís product line.
- Screens past and current
production samples to establish a baseline for key physical, sensory
and functional attributes of IMP products.
- Develops special methods that
will facilitate in process analysis of our products and also help
predict potential problems for our customers in finished product
- Evaluates the available
technology and makes recommendations to purchase equipment that allows
for a state-of-the-art food science lab.
- Assists QA/QC in the analysis
of product that generates customer complaints.
- Works with Sales, Customer
Service and QA to provide special analysis and technical assistance
that is requested by customers.
- Maintains meticulous records
to document all aspects of data and studies.
- Prepares presentations and
reports to communicate results.
- Belongs to appropriate
industry/academic groups to keep current on industry trends and
advancements in laboratory science.
- Participates in laboratory
proficiency testing and quality assurance activities.
- Understands regulatory
requirements and work to ensure compliance.
- Performs routine bench
procedures as assigned.
- Performs other duties as
SPECIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Required: BS degree in Dairy
Science, Food Science, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or
other related field.
- Preferred: MS degree in,
Dairy Science, Food Science, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
or other related field.
- Preferred: 2-4 years dairy
- Preferred: Knowledge of
- Preferred: 1-2 years of bench
top laboratory and pilot plant experience.
- Experience solving problems,
analyzing information, highlighting relevant information and
suggesting appropriate actions.
- Confirmed ability to work
independently and meet defined deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively to achieve defined goals on time.
- Excellent MS Office skills
including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint. Ability to demonstrate
- Capable writer and oral communicator.Able to write reports and
- Well built skills in organization,
prioritization and time management.
- Creative, self
starter that enjoys building systems from the ground up.
- Highly self-motivated
individual comfortable working individually and able to manage
multiple tasks and projects efficiently within the context of a
fast-paced, busy environment.
- Ability to establish good
relations with all levels of employees.
- Advanced Microsoft Excel
- Extensive knowledge of
computer software and payroll systems.
- Advanced knowledge on IRS,
local, state, and federal regulations.
- Reaching: Extending hand(s)
and arm(s) in any direction.
- Picking, pinching, typing or
otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole
hand or arm as in handling.
- Walking: occasional moving
about on foot to accomplish some tasks.
- Talking: Expressing or
exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.Includes
activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken
instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
- Subject to up to at least
92dbís. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs occasionally.
- Stand for long periods of
- Excellent benefit package
available: medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and
AD&D, FSA, vacation, PTO, 401k, and paid holiday subject to
applicable eligibility and waiting periods.
We are an
equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, military status,
genetic information, sexual orientation, or other applicable protected
position is currently accepting applications.