Food Technologist – Dothan,
Major:Degree in Food Science (IFT Minimum Standards) or equivalent
& Benefits Package
Technol/Scientists, Research & Development
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Ralcorp Holdings, Inc
headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is the leading producer of a variety of
value brand and store brand foods sold under the individual labels of
various grocery, mass merchandise and drugstore retailers, and frozen
bakery products sold to in-store bakeries, restaurants and other
foodservice customers. Through a recent merger with Post Foods, Ralcorp is
now also a leading producer of branded cereals. Ralcorp's diversified
product mix includes: ready-to-eat and hot cereals; nutritional and cereal
bars; snack mixes, corn-based chips and corn snack products; crackers and
cookies; snack nuts; chocolate candy; salad dressings; mayonnaise; peanut
butter; jams and jellies; syrups; sauces; frozen griddle products; frozen
biscuits and other frozen pre-baked products.
have emerged as a solid and powerful organization focusing on newly
energized and highly motivated teams. Today we also emerge with a
heightened commitment to expand our presence through new product
development and through the acquisition of allied store brand businesses.
Through operations in over thirty plants within the United States and
Canada we employ about 9,000 people with sales boasting of $4 billion.
Every location offers an environment that values each of its employees!
Food Technologist is responsible for developing New Food Products from
concept to commercialization in support of company growth objectives with
the snack nut categories. She/He serves as the technical expert for
projects including product improvements, quality improvements, customer
requests, cost savings initiatives, technology development, and in the
efficient utilization of the manufacturing network. The primary
responsibility will be to apply food science and human nutrition education
and skills through innovation and project leadership, in support of the
various projects assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Food Science and Human Nutrition education and skills to assigned work. Plan,
execute, evaluate and report on the technical aspects of the product
development/improvement projects as assigned. Act as the technical expert
for assigned maintenance products. Complete and maintain emulation
assessments for current products. Assist more experienced Food
Technologists on portions of projects for training purposes, and to ensure
completion of the department’s high priority projects and technical work
assignments. Design, coordinate and execute plant trials. Effectively
document details of experiments: objectives, formulas, processing
conditions, required equipment and equipment setup, results and next steps.
Develop Specifications, Formulas, and Nutrition labeling. Manage projects
with some supervision. Question processes and procedures. Suggest and test
alternatives. Interact professionally and effectively with the R&D team
to ensure completion of department objectives. Develop a Food Industry
network of contacts in support of career development initiatives.
Proficiently utilize Research and Development software such as the Project
Plans Database, Formulation Software and Statistics Software. A flexible
schedule is required to support testing including travel. Occasionally
plant trials must be conducted during off shifts and weekends. Any and all
other duties as assigned.
Safety Production Areas
Supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required. Understand,
observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded
container policy while in the Production Areas. Perform all duties
necessary to meet American Institute of Baking (AIB), SQF, Company, and /or
Government requirements and standards as prioritized by the Company. Inform
Management of ANY Food Safety or Quality issues or of any processes, which
become noncompliant with specified requirements. Ability to initiate action
to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and
the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of
the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system. Controls
further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food
Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition
has been corrected. Inform Management of ANY Food Safety or Quality issues
or of any processes, which become noncompliant with specified requirements.
In the absence of immediate supervisor, will assume necessary operational
and administrative duties.
B.S. Degree in
Food Science (IFT Minimum Standards) or equivalent.
Minimum of 2
to 5 years experience in snack nut food product development.
and Verbal communication.
and Applies basic statistical concepts.
project management skills
problem solving and strategic thinking skills
Cross functional team and influence skills
with strong attention to detail
utilizing basic food science, food nutrition, and food process knowledge to
plan, conduct, and record experiments; and to draw logical next steps and