Schedule: As needed (Mon – Fri traditional
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Applies
scientific and engineering principles in research, development,
production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and
utilization of food. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan
and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.
Primary duties and responsibilities: Leads technical components of a project by
coordinating activities of a cross functional team.
Works with internal ingredient team and external
vendors to select raw materials for a given product.
Presents iterative prototypes/concepts to business
team members, makes technical recommendations to meet project objectives.
Develops specifications and testing protocol for new
products based on critical consumer and customer attributes.
Identifies and presents new and innovative technical
solutions and product ideas to the broader organization.
Supports cost savings initiatives through ingredient,
product & process optimization.
Provides technical support to Marketing & Sales
Provides troubleshooting support at the plant level
as need arises.
Is responsible for customer interaction and project
management from scale up to commercialization.
Is responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Education, prior work experience and specialized
skills and knowledge : B.S. or M.S in Food
Science or related field. 3+ years progressive product
development experience. Previous work in a Consumer Products environment
Physical environment/working conditions: The
position is a manufacturing setting and could involve sitting, standing,
walking and lifting for long periods of time throughout the day.
Unrestricted visual and audio abilities are required for the safety of
all employees. The ability to lift up to 40 lbs
Equipment and Machinery used: Traditional
office equipment as well all machines required for the production,
packaging, and distribution of freeze dried product.
Other (e.g., customer contact or access to
confidential information): Must be able to work as part of a team, in
extreme temperatures, and various shifts. Mercer Foods -