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Food Scientist (1792) Caldwell, Idaho

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have an opportunity available for a Food Scientist. This position will be based out of our Food Group Tech Center in Caldwell, ID.

SUMMARY
Design new food products form conception through introduction in the market place. Perform laboratory and pilot plan experiments and be responsible for implementation of new products at the plant level. Conduct product and process development, manage projects following New Product Introduction protocols and utilize project management techniques. Assists production facilities in solving operational problems. Contribute to new concepts and/or processes into commercialization for purposes of cost savings, quality improvement, line extension for new products and/or processes into commercialization for proposes of cost savings, quality improvement, line that improves the food groups profitability.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develop new products and processes by directing and conducting project experiments, creating experimental design, Interpreting experimental results, developing preliminary QA specifications, participating in plant startups, communicating results and making recommendations to the appropriate groups.
• Lead assigned projects using New Product Introduction processes and project management techniques. Manage and coordinate cross functional teams including but not limited to marketing, operations, QA, sales, accounting, logistics, packaging and R&D to discuss and complete all aspects of assigned projects. Facilitate open avenues of communication, ensure that tasks are on schedule and constantly assess projects progress, making sure of its success.
• Provide proper documentation for project management, lab experiments, plant tests, historical reference, training, and protection of intellectual properties and trade secrets through patents.
• Contribute to cost improvement and qualify improvement of existing products and processes. Assist the plants in solving operational problems by directing and conducting project experiments. Interpreting experimental results, executing and communicating results and making recommendations to the appropriate groups.
• Direct and train technical support staff. Supervise assigned pilot projects. Contribute to the maintenance or upgrading of safety and good manufacturing practices or R&TS and production skills.
• Contribute to the Food Groups profitability by suggesting innovative product and process ideas and follow through with development and implementation.
• Provide technical assistance to appropriate groups with knowledge of ingredients, equipment, processes, and packaging and outside personnel with expertise in the food industry for the Food Group by making and maintaining contact with outside suppliers and consultants.

REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in a technical field, preferably Food Science, from four-year College or university.
• Five plus years related experience and/or training - or an M.S. in science related field.
• Must be knowledgeable in the following areas: Ingredient functionality, project management, production equipment, pilot plant operations, good manufacturing practices, and food testing techniques, statistics, experimental design, spreadsheet and word processing computer programs, industry vendors, Simplot customer base and competitors in the industry.
• Knowledge of Simplot’s business practices including the relationship between sales, marketing, QA, operations and R&D.
• Must have a strong technical background and be able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written with good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to plan, organizes, execute and document effectively.
• Ability to work well independently as well as within teams.
• Ability to communicate well with vendors and customers at any level.

HOW TO APPLY
External Candidates
• Visit www.simplot.com/careers
• Select Job Search
• Select Current Opportunities
• Select All Open Positions
• Apply to Job #1792

Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.

Please Note: When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website.
If you experience difficulty applying, please contact our Employment Center for assistance at We greatly appreciate your interest.

*The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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