Manufacturing Food Scientist, Corp. Mfg., Lakeland, FL


Job ID #: 2693

Location: Lakeland, FL

Functional Area: Corporate Manufacturing

Business Unit: Manufacturing

Employment Type: Full Time - Regular

Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Work Hours: 45 hours or more per week, primarily Monday-Friday

Travel Percentage: 40%

Minimum Base Pay: $4,725.00

Type of Pay: Salaried

Maximum Base Pay: $7,120.00

Frequency of Pay: Monthly

Potential Annual Pay with Bonus: $61,425 - 92,560




Position Description

Evaluating and improving composition, methods of processing, storage, and distribution of Publix Manufacturing products.  This includes:
- using chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of product
- analyzing food content data to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, protein, and other attributes for special projects including new products and
- searching for ingredients and desirable and functional additives for use within our food products
Ideation and innovation of new and existing products and product categories produced by Publix Manufacturing to include establishing product specifications for shelf life, formula, and critical limits for both safety and quality
Coordinating high priority projects that involve  both R&D managers and hourly associates including acting as a consultant to the R&D managers and associates with regard to questions concerning product composition, ingredient functionality, ingredient interactions, etc and
Providing answers to technical questions, regarding ingredient functionality, interactions, product safety and shelf life enhancements from the Retail Business Unit, plant management, Manufacturing/Supply Purchasing (MSP), Publix customers, etc..

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Food Science or related field
Five years in a food manufacturing research and development role
Must be at least 20 years old
Must have a valid driver license and maintain an excellent driving record
Knowledge of food production and processing including raw materials, production processes, and quality control across multiple product categories
Knowledge of existing regulatory requirements and emerging regulatory issues
Ability to apply research science to emerging trends and potential changes that may impact current products and production methods
Knowledge of ingredient functionality and interactions
Knowledge of equipment capabilities
Knowledge of the food industry and consumer trends
Problem-solving and analytical skills (ability to use improvement methodology to analyze and reach a successful and effective problem resolution)
Excellent written and oral communication skills (ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately in both written and verbal form)
Excellent organizational and time management skills (ability to think out and organize labor and material resources available; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously)
Good Interpersonal skills (ability to inspire and motivate associates, work well with peers and management, handle conflicts with maturity, professionalism and objectivity; help conflicting parties reach win-win situations)
Ability to learn new, complex ideas or concepts
Ability to think outside the box
High degree of self-motivation, commitment, and integrity
Ability to perform sensory analysis on products (taste, texture, etc.)
Creative ability to develop new products
Professionalism (ability to remain calm in stressful situations; ability to represent Publix Manufacturing well when dealing with all levels within the organization as well as outside parties to the Company.)
Willingness to continuously further knowledge of the food industry
Willingness to work a variable schedule to meet the needs of the operation, which may include nights, weekends, holidays, etc. This also includes the ability to travel by air
Must have good human relations skills (the ability to work well with others and be a team member)
Show enthusiasm, initiative, and pride in work and a
Commitment to Publix and our Mission.

Preferred Qualifications

Ten years in a food manufacturing research and development role in fresh product and dairy manufacturing
Food manager certification (e.g. Super Safe Mark or Serve Safe)
Knowledge of Publix structure and
Knowledge of company and business area policies and practices.


Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost to you
An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
401(k) retirement savings plan
Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
Group dental plan
Group vision plan
Sick pay
Long-term disability pay
Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
Tuition reimbursement
Vacation pay
6 paid holidays (can be used on other days)
Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
Paycheck direct deposit option
Credit union
Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases.

Year End Bonus

One month's pay (pro-rated in the first year) if associate remains employed through December 31.

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