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 Food Scientist Defiance, OH

Food Scientist


Post Date:

Feb 16, 2011



Start Date:





Job Reference:




Familiarity with principals of dairy chemistry and spray drying are essential to successfully perform job.  Must be able to operate pilot plant equipment including, steam kettles, homogenizer, dryer, HTST, retort, and glatt.   An understanding of the purpose of each piece of equipment and how it works are required.  Ability to design tests and accurately report results in a manner suitable for presentation to customers. 

Problem solving, good communication and ability to work independently are all skills for good job performance.  




Must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time.  Will be required to lift and carry large boxes.  Work environment may be noisy, wet, and slippery and hot at times. 


education requirements

Doctors Degree in Physical Chemistry or closely related physical science area.  Five years experience in a food laboratory, preferably a dairy or spray drying facility. 

Job Description:

Evaluate new products, new ingredients, production techniques and new formulas.  Record and assess results in reports to management.  Provide technical service to customers.


          Assist customers with technical service.  Take sample requests, fax and send requested technical information.  Calculate necessary nutritional information.


          Complete projects in pilot plant, including projects using the steam kettle, spray dryer, glatt or other equipment.  Report and evaluate results.  Maintain equipment in working and clean order.


          Perform tests on new formulas to evaluate actual results compared to predicted results.  Assist with formula and product end use evaluation. 


          Perform tests on current production materials as required by customer requests or complaints.


          Occasionally test alternate ingredients in order to evaluate suitability for substitution in an existing production situation. 


          Maintain integrity of R&D laboratory environment through accurate test design and set up, good sanitary practices and maintenance of equipment in good working order.


          Maintain accurate files of all R&D work completed.


          Assist in adapting R&D formulas to full production quantities.  Provide technical assistance in the operational goals to meet production requirements.   Develop tests to allow quality control to evaluate functionality of finished goods.

          Stay current with new technology and developments and maintain professional contacts with individuals and organizations.


          Participates in conducting training programs to familiarize new sales staff, brokers and employees with all aspect of our product lines. 


          Order supplies and equipment to meet R&D laboratory requirements.


          Participate in scheduled meetings.


Perform other duties as directed.



Contact Information
SensoryEffects Powder Systems
Name: Janice Nofziger
Ph: 419-783-5500
FAX: 419-783-4399

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