Beverage Food Technologist-WAY02850 Wayzata, MN



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This Food Technologist position will work in the Cargill Food Applications NA organization and will be dedicated to the Beverage Category.  The Beverage Category team consists of technologists, scientists, and food scientists whose goal is to drive added value and quality into beverage products.


Under limited supervision, this position will focus on bench top development of ingredient systems and prototypes that will require an innovative approach to beverage development.  this position will also be responsible for the creation of both bench top and scale-up production of samples for internal, customer, and consumer tests.  Responsibilities include formulation, physical/analytical testing, pilot plant testing and support, scale-up support, and documentation of experiments.  This position will support a wide range of project activities including new ingredient support, new products, line extensions, and product improvement all pertaining to beverage product development and will work across multiple functions, business units, and Cargill customers.


A successful candidate will have experience in product development.  This position will require great interpersonal skills and self-initiative.  Also, this position will require occasional travel.


Principal Accountabilities:

         Beverage bench top prototype development and testing

         Help Cargill Applications personnel develop technical beverage solutions

         Design beverages that are technologically feasible on a production line

         Knowledgeable about beverage pilot plant equipment

         Category ingredient inventory management

         Assistance during the scale-up and start-up of new products

         Compliance with Cargill Food Safety and EH&S policies

         Create IP to help Cargill capture value from innovation

         Document and protect all information as required by company policy

         Continue skill development to maintain technical expertise

         Ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline basis

         Have the ability to work with minimal supervision

         Other duties as assigned.







         Bachelors Degree in Food Science with 3+ years experience in food formulation OR Masters Degree in Food Science

         Basic food ingredient knowledge and ability to formulate beverage products

         Demonstrated problem-solving skills

         Demonstrated project management skills

         Proven innovation and creativity

         Good interpersonal and teamwork skills

         Proven ability to take initiative in technical problem solving

         Knowledge of Microsoft Office - Excel, Work, PowerPoint

         Good communication skills, both written and oral

         Ability to travel, up to 15%


         3+ years beverage applications development

         Pilot plant experience

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.  Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 138,000 people in 67 countries.  Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.  For more information, visit


Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.



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