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Food Scientist


Dairy Farmers of America, Inc - DFA

Springfield, Missouri





Dairy Farmers of America, Inc - DFA


Springfield, Missouri

Job Description

The Food Scientist position reports to the Senior Director of Product Development and Technical Research with additional reporting responsibilities to the Senior Scientists. The Food Scientist is responsible for assisting Senior Scientists and others in implementation of the activities, plans, and projects designated by the Senior Director. This includes developing formulations, modifying customer formulations, developing LACF thermal processes, and support of all activities and documentation associated with commercialization of products in DFA's manufacturing facilities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

- Assist with project management

- Product formulation

- Product processing

- Thermal process development

- Customer sample production

- Plant pilot support including manufacturing documentation creation

- Maintenance and preparation of R&D laboratories

- Maintenance and preparation of pilot plant equipment

- Ordering of ingredients, equipment, and parts

- Batch ingredient weighing

- Support of QA&C group with regard to thermal processing



Required Minimum Qualifications:

- BS in Food Engineering, Food Science, or a related Scientific area required; MS preferred

- 1+ year of post-educational food experience or a Master's Degree

- Critical thinking skills

- Employ advanced Mathematics and Chemistry

- Employ the Scientific Method in problem solving

- Manage projects with regard to deliverables and schedules

- Communicate effectively with a wide variety of groups and technical levels

- Adapt to changes

- Strong project logistical management skills

- Knowledge of production-scale processing equipment and issues

- Basic understanding of technical issues/needs, financial, sales, and marketing as related to product design and development





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