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R&D Technologist - Recent Graduate (Beverage Systems)


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FL, Lakeland



Job Description:

About Kerry
Kerry develops, manufactures, and delivers technology-based ingredients, flavors and integrated solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry. With sales approaching $7 billion annually and more than 10,000 products supplied to customers in more than 140 countries, Kerry is the global leader in food ingredients and flavors. Our customers include the world’s biggest and best-known food and beverage manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants – as well as small companies and restaurants with very big dreams. Customers come to us for our innovative ideas and integrated solutions, assured that Kerry is where it all comes together for our customers.

Kerry is an innovative, fast-moving and dynamic organization which has grown steadily for 40 years. Smart, creative, and determined people have made us who we are today, and we recognize that building a globally mobile talent pipeline is a key element in our continued growth. We are looking for more smart people who are nimble, adaptable and ready to contribute. If you are ready for a fast-paced and exciting role where your career potential is virtually unlimited, Kerry is where it all comes together for you.

Position Description:
Kerry is looking for individuals who have a science background in beverage flavors, including distillates and extracts and related areas. The ideal candidate will be nterested in process development, exposed to interpreting data from juicing machine, chromatography, extraction and distillation.

This role will initially be based in Lakeland, Florida with potential for future relocation to Kerry's Americas headquarters and technical innovation center in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Essential duties and responsibilities
- Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, processing, and utilization of foods.
- Conducts basic research and new product research and development of foods.
- Develops new and improved methods and systems for food processing, production, quality control, packaging, and distribution.
- Studies methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods.
- Develops food standards, safety and sanitary regulations, and waste management and water supply specifications.
- Tests new products in test kitchen and develops specific processing methods in laboratory pilot plant.
- Confers with process engineers, flavor experts, and packaging and marketing specialists to resolve problems.

Must possess or be working towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Biology.

Candidate must possess ability to:
- Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Speak effectively before groups of customers and employees.
- Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
- Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
- Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw solid conclusions.
- Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, working with concrete and abstract variables.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. All individuals will be required to be mobile and work at more than one Kerry site through the USA.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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