Food Technologist –
Major:Degree in Food Science
(IFT Minimum Standards) or equivalent
& Benefits Package
Food Technol/Scientists, Research & Development
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Ralcorp Holdings, Inc
headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is the leading producer of a variety of
value brand and store brand foods sold under the individual labels of
various grocery, mass merchandise and drugstore retailers, and frozen
bakery products sold to in-store bakeries, restaurants and other
foodservice customers. Through a recent merger with Post Foods, Ralcorp
is now also a leading producer of branded cereals. Ralcorp's diversified
product mix includes: ready-to-eat and hot cereals; nutritional and
cereal bars; snack mixes, corn-based chips and corn snack products;
crackers and cookies; snack nuts; chocolate candy; salad dressings;
mayonnaise; peanut butter; jams and jellies; syrups; sauces; frozen
griddle products; frozen biscuits and other frozen pre-baked products.
have emerged as a solid and powerful organization focusing on newly
energized and highly motivated teams. Today we also emerge with a
heightened commitment to expand our presence through new product
development and through the acquisition of allied store brand businesses.
Through operations in over thirty plants within the United States and
Canada we employ about 9,000 people with sales boasting of $4 billion.
Every location offers an environment that values each of its employees!
Food Technologist is responsible for developing New Food Products from
concept to commercialization in support of company growth objectives with
the snack nut categories. She/He serves as the
technical expert for projects including product improvements, quality
improvements, customer requests, cost savings initiatives, technology
development, and in the efficient utilization of the manufacturing
network. The primary responsibility will be to apply food science and
human nutrition education and skills through innovation and project
leadership, in support of the various projects assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Food Science and Human Nutrition education and skills to assigned work.
Plan, execute, evaluate and report on the technical aspects of the
product development/improvement projects as assigned. Act as the
technical expert for assigned maintenance products. Complete and maintain
emulation assessments for current products. Assist more experienced Food
Technologists on portions of projects for training purposes, and to
ensure completion of the department’s high priority projects and
technical work assignments. Design, coordinate and execute plant trials.
Effectively document details of experiments: objectives, formulas,
processing conditions, required equipment and equipment setup, results
and next steps. Develop Specifications, Formulas, and Nutrition labeling.
Manage projects with some supervision. Question processes and procedures.
Suggest and test alternatives. Interact professionally and effectively
with the R&D team to ensure completion of department objectives.
Develop a Food Industry network of contacts in support of career
development initiatives. Proficiently utilize Research and Development
software such as the Project Plans Database, Formulation Software and
Statistics Software. A flexible schedule is required to support testing
including travel. Occasionally plant trials must be conducted during off
shifts and weekends. Any and all other duties as assigned.
Safety Production Areas
Supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required. Understand,
observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded
container policy while in the Production Areas. Perform all duties necessary
to meet American Institute of Baking (AIB), SQF, Company, and /or
Government requirements and standards as prioritized by the Company.
Inform Management of ANY Food Safety or Quality issues or of any
processes, which become noncompliant with specified requirements. Ability
to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating
to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system,
or safety system. Identify and record any problems relating to Food
Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or
safety system. Controls further processing or delivery of nonconforming
product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency
or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected. Inform Management of ANY
Food Safety or Quality issues or of any processes, which become
noncompliant with specified requirements. In the absence of immediate
supervisor, will assume necessary operational and administrative duties.
B.S. Degree in Food
Science (IFT Minimum Standards) or equivalent.
Minimum of 2 to 5 years
experience in snack nut food product development.
Strong Written and Verbal
Creative / Innovative
Understands and Applies basic
Demonstrated project management skills
Demonstrated problem solving and
strategic thinking skills
Effective Cross functional team and
Self motivated with strong attention to
Experience in utilizing basic
food science, food nutrition, and food process knowledge to plan,
conduct, and record experiments; and to draw logical next steps and