Scientist – Stilwell, OK
Schwan's Shared Services, LLC.
Full Time - Regular
Currently, Schwan's Research & Development, Inc.
(Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our
Product Innovation & Development department. If you’re a professional
with interests in leading product development projects developing
moderately complex formulas, processing procedures, and specifications
for new products, product enhancement, and cost reductions to meet
project parameters and Business Unit strategies in addition to providing
technical support to Marketing, Sales, Operations, and external
customers, take a look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.
At Schwan’s, you’ll get a competitive pay and benefits
package. If you’re interested in joining a global, privately owned
company on the move, this is your opportunity. To find out more and to
apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit
our website at: www.schwansjobs.com.
- Uses sciences to study the
principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods;
analyze food content; discover new food sources; research ways to
make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food
science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package,
preserve, store, and distribute food.
- Develops experimental
formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw
ingredients, subassemblies and finished products for simple new
products, product improvements, and cost reductions that meet
project parameters of established pricing, marketing goals, food
regulations, and operation feasibility.
- Organizes and manages
moderately 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.
- Works with team members to
ensure successful start-ups of new products, product improvements,
cost reductions, and ingredient, formula, specification, or process
- Evaluates ingredients and
processing techniques to identify and commercialize simple product
improvement and cost reduction opportunities.
- Evaluates, confirms
specifications and implements proposed ingredients or process for
- Provides 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.
work according to established procedures and guidelines, provides timely and effective oral
and written communication and prepares various project reports to
project team and project leader to ensure complete communication of
project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and
- 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.
- Responsible to conduct
yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct
themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code
of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.
Education: a) Evidence of completion of the coursework for a Master's
degree (U.S. or foreign) in Food Science, Dairy Science, Foods and
Nutrition Studies, Cereal Science, Biological Sciences or related field,
but lacking the remaining degree requirements (i.e. lacking the
completion of a graduate thesis). OR (b) a Bachelor of Science degree
(U.S. or foreign) in Food Science, Dairy Science, Foods and Nutrition
Studies, Cereal Science, Biological Sciences or related field
Years of related experience: for candidates who meet the
educational requirements described in (a), no experience is required; for
candidates with only a Bachelor of Science Degree as described in (b)
above, at least 3 years experience in a
position (U.S. or foreign) conducting research on food products. Any
suitable combination of education, training, or experience is acceptable
if substantially equivalent to the requirements stated herein.
All requirements in (a) or (b) of the education and experience listed
above are primary requirements of the employer. The employer considers
any applicant with a Master's degree in any of the listed fields of
studies in (a) to meet its minimum qualifications.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Intermediate communication and
interpersonal skills. Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft Office
Suite, particularly Excel and Word; intermediate 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; Must be able to apply
technical knowledge learned; 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. Preferred experience in Product Development.
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States. Schwan's® offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48
contiguous United States as well as operating with a large presence in
the foodservice channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food
aisle. The company has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's®
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