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Food Scientist

Location: Wabash, IN

Job # 999144

Date Posted: 05-07-12


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Job Title :

Food Scientist

Department :

Quality Control

Location :

Wabash, IN

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The food scientist is responsible for formulation improvements and product development.  This position will assist/lead specification development, formulation development, testing methodologies, and process development/improvement activities in accordance with cGMPs 21CFR111 for dietary supplements.

         Technical resource for formulation development and improvement of products.


         Oversee and lead the development of appropriate raw material and product specifications for products.


         Technical resource for evaluating/determining the nutritional content.


         Continually study methods to improve products as it relates to new technologies and material alternatives that could improve chemical composition, flavor, texture, nutritional value, additives and etc.


         Test all products for flavor, texture, color, nutritional content and any other applicable attribute determined critical during product improvement/development.


         Must ensure all products adhere to local, state, federal and as applicable global food and dietary supplement as it relates to nutritional and recommended daily allowances.


         Support the execution of the stability program for finished DS products and evaluate any changes products go through during the product life cycle.


         Consult with operations, quality assurance and laboratory to resolve problems during the product life cycle.


         Maintain compliance with current USP, FCC and other compendia as it relates to all products.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in food science, food engineering, food microbiology, chemistry or related science.  Prefer 2 year experience in a cGMP manufacturing or research environment such as dietary supplement or food and beverage industries.  Experience with product development an added advantage.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret miscellaneous drawings and schematics.
REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

         Possess strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.

         Knowledgeable and proficient on a computer, including Microsoft Office preferred.

         Possess the ability to creatively solve problems and perform basic bookkeeping.

         Excellent organizational skills, accurate record keeping and detail orientation is necessary.

         Ability to comply with all safety and department regulations.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the current job or to require that other or different tasks are performed when circumstances change, (e.g. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).

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