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Associate Professional Food Technologist-WAY04572 - Wayzata, MN


Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thriveóa place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 142,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


This Associate Professional Food Technologist position will work in the Cargill Food Applications NA organization but will be dedicated to a segment such as Snacks and Cereal, Bakery, Beverage, Sensory, etc. The Food Applications team consists of food scientists and technologists whose goal is to utilize their skills to drive added value for Cargill by partnering with Cargillís customers to develop new Food and Beverage Products. The flexibility to learn new skills and segments will be important to career progression.

Under limited supervision, this position will focus on bench top development of ingredient systems and prototypes that will require an innovative approach to product development. This position will also be responsible for the creation of both bench top and scale-up production of samples for internal, customer, and consumer tests. Responsibilities include formulation, physical/analytical testing, pilot plant support, scale-up support, start-up support, and documentation of experiments. This position will support a wide range of project activities including new products, line extensions, and product improvements all pertaining to food applications and will work across multiple functions, business units, and Cargill customers.

A successful candidate will have a passion for product development. This position will require great interpersonal skills and self-initiative. Also, this position will require occasional travel.

Principal Accountabilities:

         Bench top prototype development and testing.

         Help Cargill Applications personnel develop technical solutions.

         Design products that are technologically feasible on a production line.

         Become knowledgeable about applicationss pilot plant equipment.

         Category ingredient inventory management.

         Assistance during the scale-up and start-up of new products.

         Compliance with Cargill Food Safety and EH&S policies.

         Create IP to help Cargill capture value from innovation.

         Document and protect all information as required by company policy.

         Continue skill development to maintain technical expertise.

         Ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline basis.

         Have the ability to work with minimal supervision.

         Other duties as required.



  • Bachelorís Degree in Food Science or related field by Summer 2014 with experience in food formulation OR Masterís Degree in Food Science or related field
  • Basic food ingredient knowledge and ability to formulate food products
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Proven innovation and creativity
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative in technical problem solving
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to travel, up to 15%
  • Able to lift 50lbs


  • Food formulation experience

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