Job title:

Site Scientist - Foods - Minneapolis, MN  

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Job location:

Minneapolis, MN   United States

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Job Classification

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Job category:

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Restaurant / Food Service


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Job Description

Job description:

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We are seeking a Site Scientist based in our flagship manufacturing facility in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.  This position will focus primarily on technical troubleshooting and problem solving for existing and new foods products.  To be considered for this role, you must have cereal products experience.  The purpose of this job is to lead technical resolution of ingredient, product and process performance issues.  




Requirements include:


* BS in Food Science (preferably Cereal Science). Other technical degrees with appropriate experience will be considered. Advanced


degree is desirable.


* 5 - 10 years experience in cereal manufacturing, R&D or Quality.


* Capable of managing a large and varied scope of responsibilities and marshalling several disciplines toward a common solution. 


* Works with all levels of employees across all site disciplines to provide solutions, leadership, share information, resolve conflict, coordinate activities, collect information and perspectives, communicate plans, goals and strategies.


* Maintains and develops relationships with professional peers and subject matter experts and provides working solutions to network facilities.


* Works under the general guidance of the Director of Product & Process Support. Works closely with Site Management and Site Quality Operations.


* Individual is responsible for managing the resolution of technical issues affecting ingredients, formulations, finished product and processes. 






* Manages the portfolio of site product and process technical issues. 


* Leads qualification of new ingredients or new suppliers of existing ingredients.


* Ensures ingredient testing is completed relative to specification and other predictive performance standards.


* Prepares a Plant Trial Protocol, coordinates trial with Ops, QA and R&D.


* Ensures all critical test data are gathered, prepares plant trial report and makes recommendation to site management.


* Ensures formulation compliance in manufacture, has responsibility for ensuring Ops complies strictly with formulas as


designed by R&D. Tracks and reports this compliance.


* Leads the new product implementation process, works with R&D to design the trial protocol, coordinates trial with site Ops/QA


* Ensures all test data are gathered and assembles trial report. 
* Designs and supervises the new product validation process (success hurdles, process capability) and timeline.


* Tracks process capability and performance metrics for critical attributes for all products on all lines. 
* Implements technical training curriculum for manufacture of cereal. 
* Site lead for managing the technical change control process.

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Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

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8 - 10 Years


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