Food Scientist Gustine, CA

Company : WhiteWave Foods Company

Location : Gustine, California

Date Posted : Mar 02, 2009

Requisition No. : MPG--704532083

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Computer Programs

Product Problems


Customer Service


Regulatory Compliance

Food Industry

Production Department



Production Plant


Implement Changes




Job Description

Position Summary:
Work in the R&D department learning about, developing and improving formulas and helping maintain the information about formulas on the shared R&D drive. Work with sales and Dallas labeling helping to develop and proof labels and other information associated with formulas produced in Morningstar plants.
Principle Duties:
- Formulate new products and solve problems associated with current formulas. Provide technical help to the production department in reference to formulations.
-Ability to help maintain and update information on the shared R&D drive and to generate new information to save on the shared R&D drive
-Ability to answer questions and fill out forms associated with formula/product information, both internally and externally. 
Decision Making Authority:
- Determine changes in formulations to achieve a stated goal for the final product.
- Approve ingredients to be used in formulas.
- Order lab supplies and ingredients. All purchase orders approved by the plant manager.
- Write SOP's. Final approval by R&D Manager.
Principle Relationships:
- Work with the plant managers and QA managers to implement new formulas and formula changes and to solve problems with products within the plant.
- Work with sales to provide information about products.
- Work with customer service helping answer questions about products.
- Work closely with the labeling team to develop and approve labels.
- Work with suppliers of ingredients to help identify and approve ingredients for use in production.
- Work with the R&D both in Gustine and WBL on projects and scheduling of work, 
- Interact with customers as needed to demonstrate products and to help resolve problems.
- Work with ingredient procurement group to help approve ingredients as needed.
- Issue new and changed formulas for production in the plants. Formulas changes approved by R&D Manager.
- Issue Label Information Sheets.
- Assign daily work to R&D Lab Tech in conjunction with R&D Manager.
- Approve labels for regulatory compliance in conjunction with the labeling team. 
RequirementsMinimum Qualifications:
- BS in Food Science or related subject. 
- Basic knowledge of Excel, and Word computer programs. 
- Must have good math and reasoning skills.
- Must have good communication skills.
- 0-2 years experience in the food industry, preferably in the dairy industry. 
- Knowledge of food labeling helpful, but not essential 
WhiteWave Foods is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 

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