Food Technologist II Springfield, MO


Dairy Farmers of America


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Springfield, MO 65802

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Description Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. is a dairy marketing cooperative that serves and is
owned by nearly 18,000 dairy farmers in 48 states. DFA is one of the country
s most diversified manufacturers of dairy products, food components and ingredients, and is a leader in formulating and packaging shelf-stable dairy products.

Dairy Farmers of America is all about milk and the 18,000 dairy farm members who produce it. We are proud to be a cooperative, owned and operated by the dairy farmers whom we serve. We are one of the country's most diversified U.S. manufacturers of dairy products, food components and ingredients. We are a leader in formulating and packaging shelf-stable dairy products in can and glass.

We are one of the most vertically-integrated and future-focused co-op and food companies in the industry. We are an organization with over 4,000 employees.
We are DFA
the premium provider of market opportunities for farmers and a value-added supplier of innovative dairy products and food components for customers around the world.

General Purpose:
The Food Technologist II position reports to the Senior Director of Product Development and Technical Research with additional reporting responsibilities to the R&D Scientists. The Food Technologist II is responsible for assisting R&D Scientists and others in implementation of the activities, plans, and projects designated by the Senior Director. This includes developing formulations, modifying customer formulations, developing LACF thermal processes, and support of all activities and documentation associated with commercialization of products in DFA's manufacturing facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with Project Management

Product Formulation

Product Processing

Thermal Process Development

Customer Sample Production

Plant Pilot Support including Manufacturing Documentation Creation

Maintenance and preparation of R&D Laboratories

Maintenance and preparation of Pilot Plant equipment

Ordering of ingredients, equipment, and parts

Batch Ingredient weighing

Support of QA&C group with regard to thermal processing

Requirements Education and Experience

BS in Food Engineering, Food Science, or a related Scientific area required; MS preferred

1-3 years of previous food experience

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Think critically.

Employ advanced Mathematics and Chemistry.

Employ the Scientific Method in problem solving.

Manage projects with regard to deliverables and schedules.

Communicate effectively with a wide variety of groups and technical levels.

Adapt to changes.

Strong project logistical management skills.

Knowledge of production-scale processing equipment and issues.

Basic understanding of technical issues/needs, financial, sales, and marketing as related to product design and development.


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