Food Technologist – Princeton, KY


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Company: Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.

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·         Date:03/26/2010

·         Location:Princeton

·         State:Kentucky

·         Degree:B.S./B.A.

·         Major:Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or a related field is required


Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists

Job Description

Ralcorp Holdings, Inc

Ralcorp, headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is the leading producer of a variety of value brand and store brand foods sold under the individual labels of various grocery, mass merchandise and drugstore retailers, and frozen bakery products sold to in-store bakeries, restaurants and other foodservice customers. Through a recent merger with Post Foods, Ralcorp is now also a leading producer of branded cereals. Ralcorp's diversified product mix includes: ready-to-eat and hot cereals; nutritional and cereal bars; snack mixes, corn-based chips and corn snack products; crackers and cookies; snack nuts; chocolate candy; salad dressings; mayonnaise; peanut butter; jams and jellies; syrups; sauces; frozen griddle products; frozen biscuits and other frozen pre-baked products.

We have emerged as a solid and powerful organization focusing on newly energized and highly motivated teams. Today we also emerge with a heightened commitment to expand our presence through new product development and through the acquisition of allied store brand businesses. Through operations in over thirty plants within the United States and Canada we employ about 9,000 people with sales boasting of $4 billion. Every location offers an environment that values each of its employees!



The Food Technologist will prepare and evaluate new products and existing modifications in R&D projects. Will also maintain, create and audit all product specifications. Works closely with marketing, manufacturing and QA to insure information is available and accurate.


  Use knowledge of pH meter, cleaning and calibrating.

  Do daily test runs for productivity with accurate input of collected data in current R&D system for appropriate lines.

  Conduct evaluations for raw material, sensory and shelf life.

  Create line settings for new products and update existing line settings, general sheet and formula recipe sheet.

  Post update and /ornew settings on appropriate line.

  Create finished specs for new products including case label example and picture of product. Update existing specs and “Quick Reference Guide”. Post updates and/or new specs on the appropriate line.

  Create bill of materials for new products and update existing ones. Communicate updates and/or new bill of materials to Financial Accounting Manager.

  Through ProductVision, creates and maintains label decs, nutritional data and product formulas.

  Create file for new products including nutritional information, case label, bag/insert label and finished specs.

  Gather and update nutritional information. Order all nutrition information from AIB, new and changed case labels, and new and changed insert labels.

  Audit plant formulas, actual to ProductVision, and issue Master Formula sheets.


  Assist with sample preparation and product presentations.

  Responsible for limited supervision of production start up, temporary employees, summer interns and research associates.

  Maintain a clean work area, practice safe work habits and report needed repairs, safety hazards and safety concerns.

Food Safety Production Areas

  Notify Supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required.

  Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.

  Perform all duties necessary to meet American Institute of Baking (AIB), Company, and or Government requirements / standards as prioritized by the Company.

  Inform Management of ANY Food Safety or Quality issues or of any processes, which become noncompliant with specified requirements.

  Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.

  Controls further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

  Inform Management of ANY Food Safety or Quality issues or of any processes, which become noncompliant with specified requirements.

  In the absence of immediate supervisor, will assume necessary operational and administrative duties.


  Must be able to read, write, and communicate orally.

  Must be able to hear.

  Must be able to reach 5 feet and lift above head.

  Must be able to stand and/or sit for 8 hours.

  Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and push and pull up to 150 lbs.

  Must be able to perform basic math skills.

  Must be able to bend frequently at the waist and knees.

  Must have good manual dexterity.

  Must be able to utilize a ladder to reach above 5 feet.

  Must be able to work within a freezer for up to 10 minutes.

  Must be able to work within a cooler for up to 60 minutes.


  Bachelor’s Degree Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or a related field is required.

  Minimum of 2 years related experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in baking.

  50% travel required


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