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Food Technol/Scientists, Research & Development
This position, under limited supervision will be responsible for developing complex formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for new products, product enhancement, and cost reduction products with in a USDA facility. The incumbent will also provide advanced technical support to Marketing, Sales, Operations, Culinary, and external customers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops experimental formulas, processing procedures, and specifications for raw ingredients, subassemblies, and finished products for new product, product improvement, and cost reduction. • Organizes and manages test runs and commercialization of experimental products. • Design, 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 improvement, cost reduction, ingredient, formula, specification, or process changes. • Evaluates, confirms acceptability, and implements proposed ingredients or process for Supplier Optimization. • Provides advanced technical solutions to production issues. Documents all work according to established procedures and guidelines. • Will assist in managing food technicians daily work load to assure best utilization of resource and meeting aggressive sample turn around times. • Manages technical programs and resource requirements for major development activities • Generates product information including specifications, nutritional sheets and allergen information; sources ingredients; collaborates with co-packers and create dry blends for use in finished products • Travels to key customers for menu and product ideation
A minimum of a BS degree in Food Science or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred or a Culinary Degree with a strong technical / product development background.
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