Food Technologist - Decatur, AL

Wayne Farms LLC - Decatur, AL 35601

Wayne Farms LLC - Decatur, AL 35601

At Wayne Farms, our recipe for success begins with the highest-quality ingredients: our employees. Each one plays a critical role in creating our professional, collaborative environment and contributing to our success as the most technically advanced producers of superior poultry products. We are one of the world's largest vertically integrated poultry producers with our corporate headquarters in Oakwood, GA (North of Atlanta) and locations throughout the Southeast. We continue to lead our industry in quality while consistently exceeding expectations by our commitment to being partners of choice with our employees, customers, and communities. Our growth is your opportunity.

[Primary Function]

Develop food products and processes that successfully meet the needs of the customer.

[Responsibilities and Tasks]

The Food Technologist/Project Leader/Manager will participate in and/or lead product development projects that, in general, are of larger scale and higher complexity. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Applies a high level of creative and innovative skills to 'outside the box' development.
- Development of bench top prototype products which will require utilizing skills in formulation, flavor profiling, labeling, specification development, sensory evaluation, and culinary development among others.
- Effectively interacts with other departments & organizations such as: QA, Operations, Sales, Marketing, USDA and Customers.
- Adjusts prototypes in accordance with written and verbal instructions or feedback.
- Assists in process development for commercialization of new products.
- Develops and maintains an organized documentation process.
- Develops and improves the project summary process
- Directs lab technician activities as required within the scope of the project.
- Plans, organizes, prioritizes and assigns activities in order to meet project deadlines.
- Oversees commercialization of products developed.

- Directs lab technician activities as required within the scope of the project.
- Coaches and mentors Food Technologists.
-If hired as Project Leader/Manager, will manage activities of Food Technologists or Project Leaders reporting to this position.

[Minimum Skill Levels and Work Experience]

- Bachelor of Science - Food Science
- 3 years relevant experience in related field of product development.
- Strong customer service orientation
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- High level of interpersonal skills.
- Project Leader may have previous direct report responsibility.
- Manager must have previous direct report responsibility.

[Preferred Skill Levels and Work Experience]

Product Development, Process Development, Product Scale-up

We seek to hire professionals who add value each day, guide their decisions legally, ethically, and in line with company policy. In return, Wayne Farms is committed to enhancing our employees' quality of life by delivering a great work environment, competitive pay, professional development, and an industry leading benefits package including: medica, dental, and eye-care insurance, employer-matched 401(k), disability income protection, life insurance, flex spending accounts, retirement plan, professional training, and tuition reimbursement. If you're interested in this opportunity to join a growing and prosperous company, submit your resume online today!

To all recruitment agencies: Wayne Farms does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Wayne Farms employees or any other company location.¬ Wayne Farms¬ is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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