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Food Science - Entry and Experienced


Senior Food Technologist - Pet Treats

Research and Development




10915116 Sr Food Technologist

Full Time



SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the development of new, innovative products, from concept to final production that meets the customer needs as well as accomplishes the objective of profitability and efficiency. Activities include product development, small scale pilot plant testing, scale-up production at a USDA inspected and/or non-USDA research facility and finally involvement with full scale production at a processing plant. Additional responsibilities include searching and evaluating new raw materials, creating new pet foods and pet treats, researching nutritional, flavor and texture interactions among ingredients and process conditions, integrating different technologies for better product performances.

Activities also involve interaction with customers and ingredient suppliers, as well as various departments including Engineering, Production, Accounting, and Sales/Marketing. The Senior Food Technologist is also expected to study existing resources and processes to identify cost reductions and quality improvement opportunities, and make periodic recommendations to management through reports, meetings, and presentations.

Other duties may include reviewing incoming project requests and prioritizing/assigning to appropriate technicians, and supporting other special projects as needed.


Education: Preferred BS, MS, or Ph.D. in Food/Meat Science with study emphasis in pet food nutrition, formulation, protein chemistry, and/or meat protein based application.

Experience: Minimum 5 years work experience in Research and Development pertaining to pet foods while with Tyson or previous similar experience with another company. Work experience in a related area (QA, Lab, R &D non-protein, etc.) will be considered and receive some value. Research done while completing an MS or Ph.D. may be counted as part of this requirement.

Computer Skills: Requires computer skills. For example, generating business letters, spreadsheets, and creating simple queries. May require knowledge of Tyson Business Computer System.

Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Travel: 12 or more trips per year.

Shelf Stable Meat Processing experience.




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