Food Scientist Gustine, CA

Company : WhiteWave Foods Company

Location : Gustine, California

Date Posted : Mar 02, 2009

Requisition No. : MPG--704532083

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Skills

Communications

Product

QA

Computer Programs

Product Problems

R&D

Customer Service

Production

Regulatory Compliance

Food Industry

Production Department

SOP

Formulation

Production Plant

Supplier

Implement Changes

Project

Bachelors

Principle

Job Description

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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