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Requisition Number:

1539

Job Title:

Food Scientist

Area of Interest:

Research & Development

City:

Springfield

State/Province:

Missouri

Job Description:

The Food Scientist position reports to the Manager of Innovation and will primarily support our dairy protein business. The position will apply product and process development knowledge and experience to successfully address DFA innovation projects from discovery to commercialization. The Food Scientist must have an understanding of customer needs and be able to develop and propose technical solutions in support of those needs. In addition, the position will support specific projects and objectives that drive value and profitability for the business unit. Effective interaction and communication with sales, quality, engineering, and the operations groups is a must.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Identify, develop and implement relevant innovative technologies
- Provide technical support to all DFA Ingredient plants with primary focus on our protein and balancing plants
- Identify and implement cost savings initiatives within the Ingredient plants
- Prepare and maintain documentation (specifications, process instructions, COA’s, etc.) as related to project management
- Interact with Operations, Engineering, Sales, and Quality

Requirements:

- B.S. / B.A. in Food Science or related field with at least 3-5 years of dairy products processing experience; advanced degrees a plus.
- In-depth understanding of food chemistry, microbiology and dairy processing
- In-depth understanding of plant operations and manufacturing processes
- Knowledge of laboratory methods and full understanding of process and formulation on food safety
- Ability to effectively use laboratory and pilot plant scale equipment
- Ability to up-scale lab and pilot plant processes to production scale for the purposes of commercialization
- Ability to work in a team environment but can also work independently with minimal supervision
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work through the intricacies of international specifications and requirements

 

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