RD&A Technologist – Beloit,
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offers exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented, dedicated people.
We are a passionate team of food and beverage experts who partner across
disciplines and regions, leverage our diverse expertise and talents, and
integrate our unmatched portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and
Functional Ingredients & Actives to help our customers delight and
nourish consumers across the globe.
committed to providing a fulfilling workplace for our employees and
creating an environment that embraces the ideas and diversity of others. By
joining Kerry, you will have the opportunity to work with talented teams
from around the world and take on challenging responsibilities and
assignments that span geographies, technologies, products and
markets. If you've got talent, ambition, vision and a drive to make a
difference, you'll fit right in at Kerry.
at Kerry We are ambitious, entrepreneurial and unable to resist a
good challenge. If you can't either, we need to talk. There are many career
opportunities for you at Kerry, from front-line to management to leadership
roles – around the corner and across the world. You bring technical savvy,
personal drive for excellence and a positive outlook, and we'll provide the
opportunities and tools to excel. Read on to learn more about how to begin
your career with Kerry.
Description and Responsibilities:
Conduct basic research for the improvement of existing products and the
development of new products, outlining procedures and specifications.
Research and determine appropriate methods to improve quality of food,
including flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience, as
well as the physical, chemical and microbiological composition of foods.
Maintain documentation of all research notes in lab books and computer
database. Complete project requests issued by sales personnel within the
time frame specified by the customer. Confer with process engineers, flavor
experts, sales staff, suppliers, customers and packaging and marketing
specialists to resolve problems. Conduct in-house customer presentations
and serves as a company representative at trade shows. Employ efficient time
management techniques and assure that all project work is completed in a
reasonable time frame. Actively assist customers with technical issues that
may arise. Maintain laboratory, including upkeep of equipment, stocking of
supplies and general cleaning of work areas.
Bachelor's degree, or its foreign equivalent, in Food Science, or related
field, and 2-5 years years of progressively
responsible, post baccalaureate experience in research and development
roles within a food or beverage company, or in food production-related
must possess the following: i) Knowledge of food
quality improvement methods including use knowledge of GMPs and HACCP; ii)
Experience with profit improvement through reduced cost formulations, raw
material selection and process efficiency improvement; iii) Experience with
operation of lab and plant equipment, including extruders, mixers, kettles,
ovens, cooling, and packaging; and iv) Experience streamlining raw
materials into manageable groups, including reduction of redundant and
Requirements: Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food
products. Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory
setting. Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a desk. Working
Environment: Laboratory We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform
pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and
Individuals with Disabilities
a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.