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·        Food Technologist – Gentry, AR
McKee Foods Corporation




Best known for Little Debbie® snack cakes, America’s leading snack cake brand, Sunbelt Bakery® granola products, and Drake’s Cakes®, McKee Foods Corporation is seeking a skilled Food Technologist who will work in the Gentry, Arkansas production facility. This position will have various duties including scale up or commercialization of new products, involvement with ingredient and packaging quality, analytical product testing, and leading processing improvement projects. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company that is committed to providing consumers with quality products at an excellent value.  McKee Foods is a privately held, family owned company with a 50+ year history of innovation and treating employees with respect, and a deeply held belief in the importance of doing business with integrity.

Pay Grade

Salaried Grade 2 – Above 5, depending on qualifications.


1st Shift

Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (other days and hours as needed)

Job Summary

o   Facilitate new product line testing in cooperation with Corporate Product Development

o   Post and audit product specifications for production

o   Monitor and update formulas as needed

o   Serve on corporate product improvement teams

o   Work with ingredient and packaging material quality

o   Knowledge of bakery ingredient functionality

o   Knowledge of performing analytical laboratory testing on bakery products

o   Use Microsoft programs, TraceGains, MIDAS, OPM, MCS, Corporate Spec Database, KRONOS, and Workday

o   Willing to work other than scheduled times for emergencies or as needed

o   Perform duties and fulfill responsibilities using proper methods that prevent and in no way contribute to product contamination

Required Qualifications

o   Strong commitment to and support of McKee Foods values, ethics, goals, and objectives

o   B.S. degree in Food Science or a related technical discipline

Preferred Qualifications

o   Completed Master of Science Degree in Food Science or related field

o   Previous work experience in a bakery or food processing environment

o   Certified Food Scientist


o   Competitive pay scale

o   401(k) with matching contributions

o   Health insurance, including prescription drug plan

o   Dental insurance

o   Vision care plan

o   Life insurance

o   Paid time off (for vacation, holidays, sick time, personal time, etc.)

o   Direct deposit payroll

o   Credit Union

o   Exercise and recreation facility

o   Profit-sharing program

o   Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance (Premiums Paid by the Company)

Please upload your current resume to be fully considered for this position.

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