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Food Scientist-PLY00319 Ė Plymouth, MN
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 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 155,000 employees in 68 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 www.cargill.com.
The Food Scientist position will work within a designated area of the Research and Development Job Family at Cargill. A primary goal of the position goal will be to drive added value by developing new products using Cargillís ingredients. This position focuses on bench top development of prototypes and ingredient systems that will require an innovative approach. This position is responsible for the creation of bench top and scale-up production samples for internal, customer, and consumer tests. This position will support a wide range of project activities including new products, line extensions, and product improvements all pertaining to the food industry.
New Product formulation, physical/analytical testing, pilot plant support, scale-up support, start-up support, nutrition and costing analysis, and documentation of experiments.
This position is an entry level position and will require good interpersonal skills and self-initiative. Also, this position will require occasional travel.
∑ Bench top prototype development and testing
∑ Design products that are technologically feasible on a production line
∑ Nutrition and cost analysis of formulas
∑ Ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline basis
∑ Become knowledgeable about pilot plant equipment
∑ Category ingredient inventory management
∑ Assistance during the scale-up and start-up of new products
∑ Compliance with Cargill Food Safety and EH&S policies
∑ Create IP to help Cargill capture value from innovation
∑ Document and protect all information as required by company policy
∑ Continue skill development to maintain technical expertise
∑ Have the ability to work with minimal supervision
∑ Other duties as required
∑ Pursuing a Bachelor or Masterís Degree in Food Science or related field
∑ Former Participant in Cargillís R&D Internship Program
∑ Basic food ingredient knowledge and ability to formulate food products
∑ Demonstrated problem-solving skills
∑ Proven innovation and creativity
∑ Good interpersonal and teamwork skills
∑ Takes initiative in technical problem solving
∑ Knowledge of Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint
∑ Good communication skills, both written and oral
∑ Ability to travel, up to 15%
∑ 3+ years of experience in food science
∑ Food formulation experience
∑ Project management/leadership experience
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Research and Development
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