Job Title :

Sr Food Technologist – Atlanta, GA

Company :

Schwan's Research and Development, Inc.

Position Type :

Full Time - Regular

Exempt/Non Exempt :

Exempt

Shift :

Day Shift

City :

ATLANTA

State :

Georgia

Description :

DESCRIPTION

Currently, Schwans Research and Development (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Research and Development department supporting our Bakery operations. If you’re a professional with interests in leading Pie and/or Bakery product development projects by developing complex formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new products, product enhancements, and cost reductions to meet project parameters and Business Unit strategies, take a look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.

At Schwan’s, you’ll get a competitive pay and benefits package. If you’re interested in joining a global, privately owned company on the move, this is your opportunity. To find out more and to apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit our website at: www.schwansjobs.com.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Provides advanced technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient, formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety
  • Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple new product, product improvement, and cost reduction that meet project parameters of established pricing, Marketing goals, food regulations, and operation feasibility
  • Organizes and manages complex test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications and ensure reproducibility for the production of finished products and subassemblies
  • Establishes team and works with members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvements, cost reductions, and ingredient, formula, specification, or process changes
  • Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities
  • Evaluates, confirms acceptability, creates/updates specifications and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization
  • Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines provides timely and effective oral and written communication and prepare various project reports to project personnel and project leader to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability
  • Supports innovation in the development of new ideas, new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top experimentation, along with the ability to effectively communicate the concept
  • Experience working with meat is a definite plus

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or product development experience
Years of related experience: 6-8+ years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Advanced communication and interpersonal skills. Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel and Word; advanced knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics; solid knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality; must be able to comprehend technical articles, research papers, or presentation; must be able to apply advanced technical knowledge learned; advanced ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development

Let us tell you about The Schwan Food Company. We are the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States. Schwan's® offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48 contiguous United States as well as operating with a large presence in the foodservice channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food aisle. The company has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's® brand.

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Schwan’s is an equal opportunity employer.

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It is the policy of The Schwan Food Company to recruit, hire, assign, discipline and promote employees regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, religion or other categories protected by federal, state, or local laws. It is also Schwan policy to employ and advance in employment individuals qualified as disabled under applicable statutes who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of a job.

As employers/government contractors, we comply with government regulations and affirmative action responsibilities.

This is solely to help us comply with government record keeping, reporting and other legal requirements. Your voluntary cooperation in completing this form is appreciated. It will be kept in a confidential file separate from the application for employment.

 

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