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Food Scientist-11001050 Stilwell, OK



This position under general supervision is responsible for 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. The incumbent may also provides technical support to Marketing Sales Operations and external customers.


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 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. 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. Documents 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 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. 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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