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Food Scientist - Clear Lake, WI

AFP advanced food products llc - Clear Lake, WI


The position of Food Scientist functions in Clear Lake, WI, but is responsible for Research & Development (R&D) activities at any AFP facility.


  • Assist with projects and Lead Projects from concept through Commercialization, including Bench-tops, Pilot Trials, and Plant Trials
  • Primary Technical Contact with identified AFP Customers
  • Provide Technical Support to AFP Production, Quality, and Purchasing
  • Develop, Maintain, and Continually Improve Formulations, Manufacturing Batch Records, and Specifications for AFP Products
  • Create and Maintain Product Bulletins containing Ingredient Declarations & Nutrition Facts
  • Work with AFP Sales/Marketing to Develop/Explore Customers & Market Opportunities
  • Assist with Product Development activities at all AFP facilities as directed
  • Attend Seminars & Courses to Continually Improve
  • Live & Support the Bongrain Values & Culture
  • Responsible for adhering to all quality system requirements
  • Follows plant rules & complies with applicable regulatory standards
  • Responsible to meet all food safety quality and customer requirements for this position


  • 5+ years experience in the food industry preferred
  • B.S. degree in Food Science/Dairy Technology or equivalent
  • Working Knowledge of dairy chemistry and food ingredients
  • Better Process Control School preferred
  • Formulation and thermal process skills
  • Competent computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing & statistical analysis
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent Written & Oral Communication Skills
  • Innovative team player; exemplary nature & judgement


Superior problem solving skills for long term issue resolution. Mental and emotional pressure, distractions which interfere and a diversity of problems in this job results in the need for quick decisions, and the need to concentrate is continual; Solid analytical skills, excellent communication skills (oral and written), ability to work well with others, self-motivated, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of changing situations.

The physical effort this job requires lifting, moving, walking and standing. Approximate weight to be lifted: 25 to 50 lbs; required to be able to read documents and computer screens. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines within specified time constraints.


Requires intermediate level of proficiency on computer, machines, and tools

Must be comfortable around equipment in a manufacturing setting


This job requires general project supervision. Position must gain support and commitment other departments and leaders within the organization.

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