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Food Science Technician Minnetonka, MN


Posted on: 03/15/11


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  Minnetonka, MN

Food Science Technician

The position is part of a team consisting of food scientists, nutritionists, technologists and culinary experts, whose goal is to drive added value and quality into our food products. This position focuses on bench top development of ingredient systems, prototypes and scale-up production of samples for internal, customer, and consumer tests.

This position will support a wide range of project activities including new products, line extensions, and product improvements all pertaining to cereal and snack product development. Responsibilities include bench top prototype creation, physical/analytical testing, pilot plant support, and documentation of experiments.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks on a deadline basis.
  • Become knowledgeable about snacks & cereals pilot plant, lab and analytical equipment.
  • Assist during the scale-up and start-up of new products.
  • Document and protect all information as required by company policy.
  • Ability to perform routine tasks.
  • Have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelors of Science Degree.
  • Basic food ingredient and processing knowledge.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Proven innovation and creativity.
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Takes initiative in technical problem solving.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.


  • 1 year food formulation or industry experience.
  • Food Science degree or similar Food Technology, Food Engineering, etc.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  365+ Days


  Volt Technical Resources (St. Paul)
  1270 Northland Dr., Ste. 100
  Mendota Heights, MN 55120
  Phone: 651/468-3988
  Fax: 651/468-3989









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