JOB SUMMARY: Under direction,
the R&D Food Technologist is responsible for supporting activities
around customer/sales sample requests, new products and line extensions,
conducting product development project work as a member of a project
development team, and providing technical & scientific support for
† Complete product
development projects (concept through commercialization) within required
timelines and specifications.
† Solicit, organize and
analyze data and prepare reports on product development research.
† Collaborate with
suppliers, purchasing and management in obtaining high quality ingredients
consistent with projects.
† Provide on-site
monitoring and technical assistance to operations when transferring
products or processes to production.
† Present innovative
concepts and products for internal / external accounts on an ongoing basis.
† Adhere to safe work
practices, follow GMPís, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that
product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or
practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel
† Perform other duties
of similar nature or level as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
†Bachelor's degree in
Food Science, or a combination of education and experience sufficient to
successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Masterís degree in
Food Science strongly preferred.
† Formulation and process
experience, knowledge in food science, nutrition, labeling regulations and
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
† Effective computer
skills (spreadsheet, database, presentation and word-processing software)
† Written and verbal
communication skills; effective interpersonal skills with coworkers and
† Ability to prioritize
and perform multi-functional tasks simultaneously.
† Highly motivated
individual with ability to work in a fast paced environment.
† Familiarity with
scientific terminology in the food industry The above statements are
intended to describe the general nature of work and may not include all
duties required of the position. Please submit your application or resume
to the following address or fax number:
Michael Foods, Inc.
ATTN: Human Resources
120 Tower St. South
Gaylord, MN 55334
Fax # (507) 237-4554