Food Technologist I – Salina, KS
Research & Development, Inc. (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan
Food Company, is expanding our Product Development department. If you’re a
professional with interests in leading small product development projects
and teams as assigned in addition to working under the guidance of project
leaders to develop basic formulas, processing procedures, and
specifications for new products, product enhancement, and cost reduction
products to meet project parameters and business unit strategies, take a
look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.
At Schwan’s, you’ll
get a competitive pay and benefits package. If you’re interested in joining
a global, privately owned company on the move, this is your opportunity. To
find out more and to apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit our website at: www.schwansjobs.com .
- Assists in providing
technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient,
formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure
continuous production of existing products and maintain product
quality and safety.
- Assists in the development of
experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for
raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple new
product, product improvement, and cost reduction that meet project
parameters of established pricing, marketing goals, food regulations,
and operation feasibility.
- Organizes and manages basic
test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing
procedures to develop final specifications and ensure reproducibility
for the production of finished products and subassemblies.
- Works with team members to ensure
successful start-ups of new products, product improvement, cost
reduction, ingredient, formula modifications, or process changes
- Evaluates ingredients and
processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product
improvement and cost reduction opportunities.
- Assists in evaluating,
confirming acceptability, updating specifications and implementing
proposed ingredients for supplier optimization
- Documents various work
according to established procedures and guidelines, provides timely
and effective oral and written communication and prepares reports to
project team to ensure complete communication of project status,
progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability.
- Supports innovation by
joining in the development of new ideas, new products or new product
platforms through ideation sessions and bench top experimentation.
Science degree or equivalent in Food Science, Biological Sciences, or
related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or product
Years of related experience: 0-2 years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Basic communication and interpersonal
skills. PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and
Word. Basic knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and
Statistics. Basic knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food
chemistry, food processing, and food functionality. Must be able to
comprehend technical articles, research papers, or presentation. Must be
able to apply technical knowledge learned. Basic ability to define
problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer
solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently
Let us tell you about The Schwan Food Company. We are
the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States. Schwan's®
offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48 contiguous United
States as well as operating with a large presence in the foodservice
channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food aisle. The company
has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®,
Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's® brand.
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