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RD&A Technologist Beloit, WI



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Company Overview:

Kerry 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.

We are 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.


Opportunities 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.

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Job Duties: 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.


Requirements: 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 positions.

Additionally, 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 unnecessary materials.


Physical 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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