Associate Food Scientist - Downers
Dec 10, 2014
Grove, IL, US
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Position Summary: Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments,
gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for
the development of new products beginning at conception through successful
commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans and
drafts for review technical proposals and reports.
- Conceptualize and develop new
products prototypes that deliver project objectives
- New Product formulation:
Formulate new products to match the ingredient statement, nutritional
profile and product attributes of the target product. Develop and
document the process for the manufacture of the new product. Conduct
shelf life studies.
- Conduct plant trials and new
prioritize and complete tasks effectively and efficiently, executing
experiments and prepare results for review with director and/or team.
project objectives under the direction of supervisor, independently
handling portions of a larger project
- Learn and
utilize on-line specification system. Maintain accurate and complete
records, including ingredient and formulation databases.
- Have strong
interaction with internal cross-functional groups as well as with extermal vendors and suppliers
- BS in Food Science or related
- 1 year relevant work
experience, bakery applications a plus
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Clear, concise written and
self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks.
- Proven ability to handle
multiple projects simultaneously and meet timelines
- May travel up to 30% of
time. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible
- Driving a company or rental
automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed.
Other Possible Physical Requirements?
- Use of tools, equipment, and
- Walking, standing, or sitting
for extended periods of time
- Walking and/or standing on
various surface types
- Lifting (note approximate
weight and frequency, e.g. ability to lift 25 lbs
on a regular basis, ability to lift up to 50 lbs
on a sporadic basis)
- Climbing to various heights via
stairs or ladders on a regular basis.
- Cramped/confined space
- Exposure to manufacturing
environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud
noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
- Dirt, fumes, smoke
- Frequent bending and/or
crawling; must be able to move safely and freely around machinery
This position description is not intended, and should not be
construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts
or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however,
to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for
making decisions related to job performance, employee development and
compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and
responsibilities as required.
Req ID: 34168
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