Food Scientist Owings Mills, MD

 

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         Job ID:

         Date:07/01/2010

         Location:Owings Mills

         State:Maryland

         Degree:B.S./B.A.

         Salary:Not Specified   Why?

Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists, Research & Development

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Food Scientist
DEPARTMENT: Product Development
Status Level: Exempt
ACCOUNTABILITY: Vice-President of Technical Services

JOB SUMMARY: Provide technical service and support to our customers and internally to Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Purchasing and Quality Control as required to generate and maintain sales to Industrial and Food Service accounts; and train and occasionally provide guidance to Associate Food Scientists under the direct supervision of the Supervisor Product Development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific duties include:
. Maintain close contact with the research and technical groups of potential and existing customers.
. Monitor the food industry for new developments and trends.
. Develop or modify seasoning blends to meet the parameters of our Marketing Department or our customer.
. Optimize seasoning blends for quality and profitability.
. Plan, organize, and complete research and properly document the ingredients or processes for seasoning projects.
. Provide technical assistance in resolution of customer complaints.
. Evaluate alternate ingredient suppliers.
. Investigate and recommend use of excess, aged, or discrepant ingredients, spices and seasoning blends.
. Provide technical information for use in marketing handouts.
. Maintain contacts with food ingredient suppliers.
. Monitor the seasoning blends, as mixed, for manufacturability i.e. dustiness, stratification, clarity of mixing instructions.
. Supervise first-time and other production seasoning batches.
. Write ingredient statements and specifications for seasoning blends.
. Travel, as required, with sales managers and directors to meet customers, perform product demonstrations or attend conventions.
. Provide sales training as required.
. Maintain office, lab, inventory areas and equipment in a safe, clean, neat and orderly manner.
. Maintain properly labeled, current inventory of ingredients and spices.
. Order from inventory or vendors the ingredients, spices and other supplies necessary to do research.
. Follow Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures when generating samples.
. Verify with QC the suitability for use of ingredients, spices and blends.
. Answer questions regarding the status of projects submitted.

SKILLS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science or a related field with a minimum of 2 years technical experience required. Proficient in use of personal computers; must be able to learn MicroSoft Word, Outlook and Access and the ADAGE technical and inventory system under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Technical Services. MUST HAVE SEASONING EXPERIENCE

INTER-RELATIONS Contact with customers, other Food Scientist, Sales, Customer Service, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Purchasing and Marketing personnel plus outside vendors.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Overtime required occasionally. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; and is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Noise level Minimal

AUTHORITY: May guide the activities of the Associate Food Scientist, as required

NEEDED ATTRIBUTES: Aptitudes: Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.) in its most difficult phases; speak effectively so as to present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization; ability to apply principals of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; Temperament: Ability to remain organized and to work under stressful circumstances and deadlines; perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice; must have a degree of latitude along with judgment and poise; and to work with others individually or in a group; Physical: Sitting in a normal seated position for extended period of time, reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction, finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s) or arm(s), for ex:.(using a keyboard); regularly required to visually inspect, taste and smell; stand, walk and lift or carry packages up to 30 pounds; speak and hear clearly; vision abilities require close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

THIS DESCRIPTION IS A GENERAL STATEMENT OF REQUIRED MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED ON A REQUIRED AND CONTINUOUS BASIS. IT DOES NOT EXCLUDE OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

FUCHS NORTH AMERICA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

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