Food Technologist – Appleton, WI

McCain Foods USA

All potatoes are not created equal. We should know. We’re McCain Foods: the world’s largest producer of frozen French fries and a leader in quality food products around the globe. In all we do, we strive to be the very best and maintain our commitment to quality, value and convenience. The same is true of our people. We seek only the best. If you are at the top of your game and share our sense of responsibility to the community, believe strongly in the values of honesty, integrity and fairness, and you seek a healthy environment in which to grow and succeed, you may be just the spud we’re looking for. Come grow with us.

Develops and executes needed project direction and activities that allow for the successful introduction of products.


1. Executes projects and experimentation:
*Prepares experiment format for project executions.
*Prioritizes experiments in conjunction with immediate supervisor.
*Conducts, evaluates sensory testing.
*Executes experiments following SOP’s or by developing newmethodologies as required.
*Conducts statistical analysis.
*Records experiment parameters and results in lab book.
*Appraises immediate supervisor of results.
*Makes experiment/project conclusions, summaries, recommendationsand changes to plan.
*Executes analytical tests.
*Supervises assigned department personnel.
2. Contributes to project execution:
*Develops project execution needs in conjunction with immediate supervisor.
*Appraises immediate supervisor of additional project requirements during project execution.
3. Coordinates plant scale tests:
*Prepares necessary ingredients for plant scale test.
*Sets up and conducts meeting with plant representatives.
*Communicates objectives, special needs, accept/reject criteria to plant representatives.
*Oversees plant scale test operation by the plant personnel.
*Makes product performance “Call” during plant scale test.
*Prepares written assessment of plant scale test proceedings and results as related to product.
*Assist in process optimization projects with Technical Services.
4. Works with current and potential vendors/customers.
5. Develops SOP’s in written form for review by immediate supervisor.


B.S. in food science or food-related sciences (microbiology, chemistry, nutrition) is required.
One year of food industry experience is required; 2 or more years of food industry experience is preferred.
Good written and oral communication skills are necessary.
Sensory skills and computer knowledge would be beneficial.

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