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Sr Technologist Food Science Product Development (17553)

Requisition Number 17553 - Posted 03/14/2013 - MN-Arden Hills-4001 - Dairy Foods - Research and Development - MN-Arden Hills

Requisition Number: 17553

Job Title: Sr Technologist Food Science Product Development

Function: Research and Development

Position Location: MN-Arden Hills

Territory (if applicable):

Dairy Foods Business Unit: Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods division is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States.

Position Purpose: Provide technical support on projects to the scientists. Routinely conduct benchtop and pilot plant experiments, records data and reports observations. provide interpretation of data with scientists guidance.Organizes, plans and conducts independent benchtop, pilot plant and plant trials.Able to conduct and interpret multi-variable experimental designs.Continuously reach out to experts and suppliers to garner technology information.Develop a depth of knowledge in their area of primary technical Coordinates & executes cleaning and maintenance of all R&D resources.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education: BS Food Science or Dairy Science from an accredited university with at least 2-5 years of experience.

Required Competencies & Other Skills: Research Expertise
Accurately records data and reports observations
Clearly interprets data with guidance
Organizes, plans and conducts independent benchtop, pilot plant and plant trials
Able to conduct and interpret multi-variable experimental designs
Developing a network of experts to garner technology information
Seeks out knowledge and information for continual growth
Developing a depth of knowledge in their area of primary chemical expertise
Business Knowledge
Demonstrates commitment to meet/exceed internal/external customer expectations through timely responsiveness and flexibility
Developing an understanding of their primary business unit and its role within Land O'Lakes
Recognizes the need to contribute to the customer's /organization's profitability
Leadership presence - even tempered; grounded & stable in times of stress
Acquiring informal leadership skills
Supports organization adaptation to change
Results orientation; creates value
Self Management
Responds appropriately & competently to demands and work challenges
Displays a positive approach to accomplishing goals
Displays a high energy level & works diligently to get thins done. Seeks increased challenges on the job.
Learns from experience, actively pursues learning & self development. Seeks feedback & welcomes unsolicited feedback. Modifies behavior in light of feedback.

Preferred Experience & Education: MS in Food or Dairy Science

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills: Can achieve results through cross functional teamwork with internal and external resources.
Excellent communication/interpersonal skills with team members and the ability to achieve accelerated time tables while maintaining cooperative working relationships. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Percentage of Travel: 15-20%

Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O’Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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