Food Scientist - Tukwila, WA

 

 

Continental Mills, a nationally expanding privately held company with over 75 years experience making quality food products, is seeking a Food Scientist to join our Research & Development team. This position will work in our state of the art facility located at our Corporate office in Tukwila, WA.

This position is responsible for supporting the formula optimization & product improvement; support cost savings initiatives through utilizing new ingredient technology & process; translate bench top formulation to large scale manufacturing process.

Key Attributes and Skills:

Technical Capability

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Product development knowledge of flour mix products; e.g. pancakes, cakes, muffins, beverage.

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Strong background on flour, leavening, hydrocolloids, fats and oil.

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Knowledge of dry blending of ingredients in plant environment.

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Proficient in use of standard Consumer and Commercial food preparation equipment.

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Knowledge and familiarity with CM computer programs to access information, data analysis and problem solving to support projects as required. Applications include enterprise wide product, Microsoft Word and Excel.

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Excellent project and time management skills. Self directed with minimal supervision.

 

Leadership

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Ability to take appropriate action to mitigate the impact of problems (problem prediction, identification, isolation, containment and avoidance).

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Excellent problem solving skills. Viewing the problem as a whole and working with others as needed to resolve the problem.

 

Communications

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Strong written, oral, and facilitation skills for training, presentations and customer.

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Ability to evaluate and communicate risk.

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Conveys information in understandable terms at all levels of the organization.

 

Education & Experience:

BS or MS in Food Science or related field.

Five plus year’s progressive product development experience; preferably with dry mix ingredients.

Working knowledge on Stage Gate process of development & commercialization is desirable.

Experimental design work process is a plus

 

To apply, send your resume with cover letter to hcosentino@continentalmills.com or fax to (253) 872-7954.

Continental Mills provides a competitive total compensation package and a great work experience.

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