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Associate Food Scientist-MON00381- MN-Monticello


Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thriveóa place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at



Cargill Kitchen Solutions, formerly Sunny Fresh Foods, is a leading marketer of high value, further-processed egg products in the United States. With processing plants in Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan, our customers include premier quick-service restaurant chains as well as food manufacturers.


In 1999, Cargill Kitchen Solutions became the first food company in the United States to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2005, we received the Malcolm Baldrige award for the second time.


Under limited supervision, the Associate Food Scientist will focus on the development of prototypes and new products and will require an innovative approach to product development.  This position will support and assist the R&D Food Scientists and Culinary Professionals.  This position will also be responsible for the creation of both bench top and scale-up production of samples for internal, customer, and consumer tests. Responsibilities include formulation, pilot plant testing, scale-up support, sensory/nutritional/label support and documentation of experiments. This position will support a wide range of project activities including new products, line extensions, and product improvements all pertaining to Cargill Kitchen Solutions and our customers.


The successful candidate will have a passion for product development. This position requires great interpersonal skills and self-initiative. The position will require occasional travel.


Principal Accountabilities:

         70%††† Experiments and projects

         10%††† Sample Coordination

         10%††† Nutrition and Labeling

         10% Sensory Support

Relocation will not be provided for this position.




         Bachelorís degree in food science or related field

         Background in scientific procedures and project management skills

         Basic data analysis and design of experiment knowledge

         Good oral and written communication and presentation skills

         Basic understanding of IP


         2+ years in R&D, Operations, or Quality food industry experience

         Sensory experience

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


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