Food Scientist – Medina, OH
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· Major:Food Science
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Culinary, Food Technol/Scientists, Research Technician
Position Overview: This position, under limited supervision will be responsible for developing formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new products, product enhancement, and cost reduction products with in a USDA facility. The incumbent will also provide technical support to Marketing, Sales, Operations, Culinary, and external customers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, specifications for raw ingredients, and finished products.
•Organizes and manages test runs and commercialization of experimental products.
•Design, validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications for the production of finished products and ensure reproducibility. •Works with team members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvement, cost reduction, ingredient, formula, specification, or process changes.
•Evaluates, confirms acceptability, and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization.
•Provides technical solutions to production issues. Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines.
•Will assist in managing food technicians daily work load to assure best utilization of resource and meeting aggressive sample turn around times.
•Manages technical programs and resource requirements for major development activities
•Generates product information including specifications, nutritional sheets and allergen information and sources ingredients.
•Travels to key customers for menu and product ideation
Education and/or Experience: A minimum of a BS degree in Food Science or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred or a Culinary Degree with a strong technical / product development background.
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