Senior Food Technologist Marshall, MN


Schwan's Research and Development, Inc.

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Full Time - Regular

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Day Shift

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Description :


This position, under minimal supervision, is responsible for developing complex formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new products, product enhancement, and cost reduction products to meet project parameters and Business Unit strategies in a fast paced environment. The product focus will be in regard to the development of Food Service products and a heavy focus will be placed on generating National Account business. The incumbent also provides technical support to Marketing, Sales, Operations, and external customers.



Provides advanced technical support to Marketing, Sales, Operations, and external customers.

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 for the production of finished products and ensure reproducibility.

Processes complex formulas, specifications, and requirement for new products, product improvement, cost reduction and new or modified production line.

Works with team members to ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvement, cost reduction, 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, and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization.

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.

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



Education: Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in Food Science, Biological Sciences, 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 PC skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, etc; advanced knowledge of Algebra, Geometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Statistics; intermediate knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality; ability to comprehend moderately complex technical articles, research papers, or presentation; ability to apply technical learned knowledge; intermediate 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.



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