Food Scientist Minneapolis, MN

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop product formulations for new products and matching competitive products to meet customer requirements. 
Provide and document formula modifications as required and requested for production. 
Identify, approve and write specifications for new and existing ingredients. Write complete and accurate product specification sheets as required.
Maintain current and accurate product formulations utilizing the computer program. 
Assist in maintaining a current and accurate ingredient database for all ingredients utilizing computer software program.
Collaborate with associated production plants to establish manufacturing procedures, being present as necessary.
Conduct plant trials for the purpose of producing samples for customer evaluation and/or approving manufacturing plant, procedures or new product start-ups.
Prepare product samples to fill customer sample requests.
Support the Sales staff through direct discussions with customers regarding product characteristics and performance as required.
Tests new products in test kitchen and develops specific processing methods in laboratory pilot plant.
Responsible for following Good Lab Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices.
Communicates findings to supervisor or the organization verbally and in writing.
Investigates, troubleshoots complaints and makes resolution while working with the Quality Department.
Other duties may be assigned. 

Required skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in Food Science or Dairy Science from four-year college or university; MUST HAVE five to seven years related experience and/or training in product development and ingredient functionality.

Masters degree(M.S.) in Food Science or Dairy Science, and one to three years related experience and/or training in product development and ingredient functionality.


Job Type:

Direct Hire

Job Status:

Full Time




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