Senior Food Process Technologist-PLY00131
Plymouth, MN



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This Senior Food Process Technologist position will work in the Cargill Food Applications organization but will be dedicated to the scale-up of snacks and cereals category.  The position is part of a team consisting with backgrounds in food science, nutrition, engineering and culinary, whose goal is to drive added value and quality into cereal and snack products.  This position focuses on scale-up development of ingredient systems, prototypes, pilot plant and commercial scale-up of formulas, including producing samples for internal, customer, and consumer tests.  This position requires an innovative technical approach to snacks & cereals development.  The successful candidate will have sound experience in project management, and will have food process development and equipment operation background.  Will work across multiple functions, business units, and Cargill customers.  This position will require great interpersonal skills and self-initiative.

This position will support a wide range of project activities including new products, line extensions, and product improvements all pertaining to cereal and snack product development.  Responsibilities focus heavily in project management for process development work, involving running in-house pilot plant equipment, as well as prime-leading plant trials, and start-up production for new products.  Additional responsibilities include the documentation of experiments and equipment-based product development work, formula scale-up, process troubleshooting, co-packer assessment, and IP development. The position will require travel.


Principal Accountabilities:

         Formula pilot plant scale-up.

         Design snacks & cereals components/systems that are scaleable on a commercial production line.

         Ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline basis.

         Become knowledgeable and manage the Snacks & Cereals Category pilot plant equipment.

         Category ingredient inventory management.

         Assistance during the scale-up and start-up of new products.

         Compliance with Cargill Food Safety and EH&S policies.

         Create IP to help Cargill capture value from innovation.

         Document and protect all information as required by company policy.

         Continue skill development to maintain technical expertise.

         Supervisor of a food process engineer

         Other duties as required.

This position is covered under Cargill's Employment Dispute Resolution (EDR) Program. Upon date of hire, you will be provided with a copy of the EDR program.


Cargill, founded in 1865, is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With customers spanning the globe, we provide expert advice in crops and livestock; food; health and pharmaceuticals; industrial; and financial and risk management. Cargill now employs over 158,000 people in 66 countries around the world.


Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.





         Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Food Science with five years experience in food processing.

         3 years project and people management experience.

         Food ingredients and applications knowledge.

         Proven innovation and creativity.

         Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.

         Good communication skills, both written and oral.

         Ability to travel, up to 30%.


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