Food Scientist – Marshall, MN
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC.
Full Time - Regular
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
- Works with team members
to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product
improvement, cost reduction, ingredient, formula modifications, or
- 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
- Supports innovation by
joining in the development of new ideas, new products or new
product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top
- 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
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
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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
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