Meat Science Technologist - New Jersey


Job #02622

About our client

Our client is a leading developer of natural ingredient solutions for the food, pharmaceutical and nutritional industries located in over 40 countries.



Meat Science Technologist

New Jersey


Reports to

Highly competitive package, commensurate with experience



1) Provide formulation leadership for new products and reformulation initiatives
2) Train the R&D team on formulation technology
3) Complete product development projects (concept through commercialization) within the required timelines and specifications
4) Maintain all project related data as required
5) Provide ‘scale up’ support to assure a successful transition to product commercialization
6) Lead R&D relationship with multiple accounts as assigned
7) Handle ongoing project deliverables, technical support, written reports, meeting attendance, status updates, etc.
8) Assess ongoing business related R&D initiatives with customers and take appropriate action to implement agreed-upon objectives
9) Communicate with internal business partners
10) Solicit information regarding future product requirements with customers and share data with sales and marketing to collectively address future opportunities
11) Present innovative concepts and products for internal/external accounts
12) Initiate projects, lead the supporting cross-functional teams to their successful completion
13) Coordinate and conduct training for internal employees to support the launch of new products or the upgrading of older procedures
14) Collaborate/provide technical leadership and/or support to Operations, Manufacturing, Customer Service and QA in new product development and product maintenance activities like cost reductions, shelf stability studies, ingredient substitutions, etc.
15) Confer with R&D Director/Manager and customers as assigned, to resolve product issues in a timely and professional manner
16) Prepare and present project proposals and project reports based on completed research
17) Provide training and support to technical services staff regarding Lab SOPs, informational logs/databases, PCVA process, cook cards, etc.
18) Mentor food technologists and lab technicians as assigned


1) BA / BS degree (4 year) in Meat Science or Food Technology
2) 3+ years’ experience working in a development lab or pilot plant
3) Hands-on experience with red meat and poultry formulations and processing equipment in preparing samples for customers
4) Experience with flavorings, seasonings, extracts, etc.
5) Knowledge of equipment – smokehouse, dry room, coolers and freezers, vacuum packers, bowl choppers, etc.
6) Experience with QA, QC and HACCP a plus

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