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Food Technologist – McKee Foods Corporation- Stuarts Draft, VA

 

 

 

·         Best known for Little Debbie® snack cakes, America’s leading snack cake brand, Sunbelt Bakery® granola products, and Drake’s Cakes®, McKee Foods Corporation is seeking a full time Food Technologist who responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the food science function of the Technical Services department.  This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable experience with a company that is committed to providing consumers with quality products at an excellent value.  McKee Foods is a privately held, family owned company with a 50+ year history of innovation and treating employees with respect, and a deeply held belief in the importance of doing business with integrity.

Position may be filled at a higher level based on qualifications, experience, and business need.

Schedule

1st Shift

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (other days and hours as needed)

Job Summary

o    Reporting to the superintendent of the Technical Services Department, in a manufacturing environment this position is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the food science function of the department

o    Areas of responsibility include quality and food safety of ingredients and packaging, troubleshooting formulations, and implementation of new products, line extensions and product improvements

o    This position includes supervision of employees assigned to technical services

Required Qualifications

o    Bachelor degree in food science, food engineering, or related science

o    Minimum of three years experience in a related position with quality, food safety, or technical baking responsibilities

o    Knowledge of baking processes, ingredients, and packaging

o    Proficient with spreadsheet and word processing software

o    Demonstrated ability in problem solving requiring high level of critical thinking skills

o    Project management experience with multiple projects and tasks

o    Self-motivated with strong initiative and proven leadership ability

o    Excellent interpersonal skills with coworkers and all levels of management

o    Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to details

o    Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment

o    Willing to be in an on call rotation

o    Flexibility to travel when needed and work a flexible schedule

Preferred Qualifications

o    Supervisory experience or completion of supervisor or management courses

o    More than three years’ experience in a related position with quality, food safety, or technical baking responsibilities

o    Advanced knowledge of baking processes, ingredients, and packaging

o    General understanding of statistics

Benefits

o    Competitive pay scale

o    401(k) with matching contributions

o    Health insurance, including prescription drug plan

o    Dental insurance

o    Vision care plan

o    Life insurance

o    Paid time off (for vacation, holidays, sick time, personal time, etc.)

o    Direct deposit payroll

o    Credit Union

o    Shift differential pay

o    Exercise and recreation facility

o    Profit-sharing program

o    Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance (Premiums Paid by the Company)

Please upload your current resume to be fully considered for this position.

**Equal Opportunity Employer**

 

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