Food Technologist II – Springfield, MO
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Springfield, MO 65802
Farmers of America, Inc. is a dairy marketing cooperative that serves and
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
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.
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
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with Project Management
Thermal Process Development
Customer Sample Production
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
Support of QA&C group with regard to thermal processing
Food Engineering, Food Science, or a related Scientific area required; MS
years of previous food experience
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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
Strong project logistical management skills.
Knowledge of production-scale processing equipment and issues.
understanding of technical issues/needs, financial, sales, and marketing as
related to product design and development.