Food Scientist: R&D Job Plano, TX

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Date: Feb 2, 2010

Location: Plano, TX, US

THIS POSITION IS POSTED AS A LEVEL 8 BUT MAYBE A LEVEL 6, 7, OR 8 DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE.
This position will provide food science, physicochemical methodology and quality assurance support for various company programs, projects and initiatives. This role primarily will interact with Product Development, Purchasing and Frito-Lay's ingredient supplier base, domestically and internationally.

Key responsibilities will be approving Ingredient specifications, maintaining accuracy in Frito-Lay's Ingredient Specification data base, working with developers to create advantaged specifications in a timely and accurately verified manner, and maintaining supplier relationships.
Other activities may include maintaining the Raw Material Data Base for Ingredient Quality Performance, developing suppliers in disciplines of analytical testing, methods collaboration, statistical process control and trouble-shooting to ensure quality performance and food safety. This position will also oversee maintaining and improving GLP's within the Analytical Lab and participate in other activities including: assisting with development of HACCP plans; employee education; troubleshooting; technical consultation; and vendor and laboratory auditing.

Some weekend work and travel will be required.
Lifting should not exceed 50 pounds.

-Support the Ingredient Specification program for development and approving specifications, and maintaining the specification data base &l
t;br>-Oversee maintenance of the Raw Material Quality Performance Data Base
-Provide technical assistance on various company projects
-Build capabilities and relationships with ingredient suppliers

Requirements: Minimum Requirements:
MS in Food Science or related science field

Working knowledge of physicochemical food attributes and professional organizational methodologies. Experience in specification development, Quality Assurance, or Product Development; and, knowledge of GLP's and GMP's.
Basic computer and statistical skills
Excellent communication skills
Knowledgeable in laboratory safety

Preferred Requirements:
5+ years experience of applied food science in the food industry. Experience at the corporate level, with Quality Assurance; supplier and employee technical development; bilingual (Spanish)


Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
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