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R&D Technologist

Cincinnati, OH

John Morrell & Co., a member of the John Morrell Food Group, is seeking a R&D Technologist to work at their Cincinnati, Ohio location.


The R&D Technologist will provide Research & Development, lead projects (or portions of projects) and document all results as well as the research of programs to drive cost optimization through formulation and processing efficiencies, create new prototypes for product development initiatives, and identify/approve potential ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.

Position Responsibilities:
Develop new products and line extensions from bench top to commercialization under direct supervision.
Perform pilot plant tests to generate product prototypes, document, organize product reviews, and provide oral and written communication on progress of projects.
Able to run production tests at manufacturing plants developing commercially viable new products or reformulated products to improve quality.
Work with on-line formulation data base system creating or adjusting product formulations.
Maintain accurate project files, formulations, specifications and product/ project data.
Work with cross functional teams (Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Finance, Engineering, Quality, Process Control etc) in projects providing product development support to the Projects.
Able to improve product development skills though appropriate training, understanding USDA/ FDA regulations and hands-on working in projects.
Assist other R&D team members if required to generate product prototypes.


BS in Food Science or related field
A minimum of 1-3 years of relevant work experience in meat industry preferred.
MS in Meat/ Food Science with 0-2 years relevant work experience preferred.
Ability to Multi-task. Should possess strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills.
Strong scientific knowledge of meat, non-meat ingredients and their functionality. Able to work with pilot plant equipment with minimum supervision.
Must be a quick learner
Proficient in on-line work systems and product development software tools.
May require traveling up to 40% of time.


At John Morrell Food Group we are always looking for talented associates. We are committed to recruit, retain and promote employees with a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences. We seek individuals with outstanding characteristics of leadership and a bias toward action. The successful applicant should desire a broad base exposure to all aspects within the business enterprise while taking pride in ownership of results within a cross functional team.

If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

John Morrell Food Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

John Morrell Food Group participates in the E-Verify program.


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