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Job Title:

Assoc Food Scientist – Marshall, MN


Schwan's Shared Services, LLC.

Position Type:

Full Time - Regular

Exempt/Non Exempt:



1st Shift







Currently, Schwan's Research & Development (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Ice Cream Product Development department. If you’re a professional with interests in leading small product development projects and teams as assigned in addition to working under the guidance of project leaders to develop basic formulas, processing procedures, and specifications focused in the area of frozen desserts, including ice cream, novelties, yogurt, and other dairy desserts as well as variegates, sauces and fillings working on product enhancement and cost reduction to meet project parameters and business unit strategies, take a look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.

At Schwan’s, you’ll get a competitive pay and benefits package. If you’re interested in joining a global, privately owned company on the move, this is your opportunity. To find out more and to apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit our website at:


  • Uses chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
  • Assists in providing technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient, formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety.
  • Assists in the development of experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple new product, product improvement, and cost reduction that meet project parameters of established pricing, marketing goals, food regulations, and operation feasibility.
  • Organizes and manages basic test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications and ensure reproducibility for the production of finished products and subassemblies.
  • Works with team members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvement, cost reduction, ingredient, formula modifications, or process changes.
  • Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Assists in evaluating, confirming acceptability, updating specifications and implementing proposed ingredients for supplier optimization.
  • Documents various work according to established procedures and guidelines, provides timely and effective oral and written communication and prepares reports to project team to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability.
  • Supports innovation by joining in the development of new ideas, new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top experimentation.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.


Education: Bachelor of Science degree (U.S. or foreign) or equivalent in Food Science, Dairy Science, Foods & Nutrition Studies, Biological Sciences, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or product development experience.
Years of related experience: 0-3 years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Basic communication and interpersonal skills. PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word. Basic knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics. Basic knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality. Must be able to comprehend technical articles, research papers, or presentation. Must be able to apply technical knowledge learned. Basic ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development. Preferred experience in Product Development

Let us tell you about The Schwan Food Company. We are the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States. Schwan's® offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48 contiguous United States as well as operating with a large presence in the foodservice channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food aisle. The company has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's® brand.

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