Food Scientist - Lakeland, FL


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Job Title

Food Scientist


Lakeland, Florida

Career Stage

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Job Type

Full Time

Estimated Salary

- Confidential -


  • Retail - General

Vacation Time

2 weeks


  • Prescription drug plan
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401K/403B/503B Plan
  • Profit sharing
  • Stock options
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Short term disability coverage
  • Day care services
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Relocation expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement/advance
  • Service awards
  • Parking
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Wellness program

Company Structure

  • Private
  • State/Regional
  • 140000 Employees

Job Description

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.

Abilities used more often in this type of job

Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Knowledge used more often in this type of job

Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Work Activities used more often in this type of job

Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Interests used more often in this type of job

Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Skills used more often in this type of job

Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Tasks used more often in this type of job

Check raw ingredients for maturity or stability for processing, and finished products for safety, quality and nutritional value.

Test new products for flavor, texture, color, nutritional content, and adherence to government and industry standards.

Confer with process engineers, plant operators, flavor experts, and packaging and marketing specialists in order to resolve problems in product development.

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