Food Technologist (SIB0009193) Des Moines, IA

Palmer Group represents a well-known and very well respected Des Moines area manufacturing client in their search for three Food Technologists. Our client has been one of the most recognized and top selling names in their industry for over half of a century.

We are recruiting for Food Technologists in the following areas:

  • Research & Development - working in cross-functional teams to create added value for the food processing industry through the design of safe, user-friendly equipment by converting existing product/process knowledge into advanced equipment solutions.
  • Customer Service - training the organization and customers on how to get the most value from our latest designs while expanding the equipment's operation through testing and feedback.
  • Sales- developing a customer's 'WOW' experience by demonstrating how our equipment fits into their processes to create tangible value throughout the sales process from introduction through installation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The Food Technologist is closely involved in new developments of processes and systems regarding our client's equipment. Through working in the field, this position must stay in touch with changes in the market and customer wishes and be able to translate that into practical developments.
  • Learn all of the equipment systems, how to run them, and the science behind them.
  • Assist, and eventually on own, plan, set up and perform demos and food sampling for customers in the test center and at customer locations as needed.
  • Communicate well with customers. Keep them apprised of changes to the production process. Assist and train customers regarding the equipment, and troubleshoot the processes.
  • Collects and maintains test data
  • Write customer demo reports
  • Domestic and international travel is required - up to and sometimes exceeding 50%.

Position Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering or related field
  • Average level of knowledge of food technology, and affinity with and knowledge of meat technology, process technology and the process administration system HACCP.
  • Knowledge of and experience with meat recipes. Insight and feel for the interactions between different consumables and technological processes (extrusion, brining, frying, smoking, etc.)
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail with a slant for the creative
  • Good organizational skills. Motivated, outgoing, self-starter. Able to follow through on duties and assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.

Excellent compensation and benefits plan is being offered. To learn more about this opportunity, please email your resume to Brodie Gilligan, Palmer Group, at or call 515-225-7000.


Des Moines, IA


Salary: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year


Brodie Gilligan
Palmer Group
3737 Woodland Avenue
Suite 300
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 225-7000


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