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Food Technologist - Human Nutrition

Research and Development




11033264 Food Technologist

Full Time



SUMMARY: This position is responsible for reviewing and approving nutrition data for print, verification of nutrition information, nutrient content claims and integration of nutrition data into Tyson nutrition systems. Position works closely with R&D, Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, Consumer Relations, and Corporate Lab to create nutrition facts panel and or provide requested or required nutrition data; provides technical expertise in analyzing and interpreting nutrition research; ensures accuracy of nutrient data of company products and ingredients; maintains knowledge of federal and corporate standards for nutrition labeling and product development; maintains professional competency and skills required for professional practice; complete special projects as needed. Other duties may be assigned as required.


Education: Current Registered Dietitian credentials (approved by Commission on Accreditation from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), with certification/license as required by state. MS preferred, granted by a US regionally accredited college or university with completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program. Requires broad technical knowledge related to human nutrition, nutrition science and food science.

Experience: 1+ years' work experience in Research and Product Development or related field. Familiarity with food allergens and Child/Adult feeding programs preferred.

Computer Skills: Intermediate computer skills with ability to create business letters, spreadsheets, simple queries, power point; Access experience a plus.

Communication Skills: Good written and verbal communication skills with customer service attitude; good business phone etiquette.

Special Skills: Must have good mathematical skills; basic office skills; understanding of nutrient composition for nutrition analysis. Advanced understanding of food ingredients and food preparation techniques needed. Attention to detail and organizational skills required; ability to function as part of a team as well as work independently.

Supervisory: This position may be responsible for supervising support staff.

Travel: 1-6 trips per year




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