Sr Food Technologist Salina, KS

 

Job Title :

Sr Food Technologist

Company :

Schwan's Research and Development, Inc.

Position Type :

Full Time - Regular

Exempt/Non Exempt :

Exempt

Shift :

Not Applicable

City :

SALINA

State :

Kansas

Description :

GENERAL PURPOSE

 

This position, under limited supervision, is responsible for forming and leading product development projects by developing complex formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new products, product enhancements, and cost reductions to meet project parameters and Business Unit strategies. The incumbent will also provide advanced technical support to Marketing, Sales, Operations, and external customers.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides advanced technical solutions to production issues as it relates to ingredient, formulas, processing procedures, and specifications to ensure continuous production of existing products and maintain product quality and safety.

 

Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for simple new product, product improvement, and cost reduction that meet project parameters of established pricing, Marketing goals, food regulations, and operation feasibility.

Organizes and manages complex test runs to validate or modify experimental formulas and processing procedures to develop final specifications and ensure reproducibility for the production of finished products and subassemblies.

 

Establishes team and works with members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvements, cost reductions, and ingredient, formula, specification, or process changes

 

Evaluates ingredients and processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product improvement and cost reduction opportunities.

 

Evaluates, confirms acceptability, creates/updates specifications and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization.

 

Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines provides timely and effective oral and written communication and prepare various project reports to project personnel and project leader to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability.

 

Supports innovation in the development of new ideas, new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions and bench top experimentation, along with the ability to effectively communicate the concept.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or product development experience.

 

Years of Related Experience: 6-8 years related experience

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Advanced communication and interpersonal skills. Advanced PC skills including Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel and Word; advanced knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics; solid knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality; must be able to comprehend technical articles, research papers, or presentation; must be able to apply advanced technical knowledge learned; advanced ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development

 

EOE

 

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