Scientist - Food Science
MA Country:United States
Requisition Number:1512 Date Posted:10/29/2010
For 75 years, Ocean Spray?s logo has been an
enduring symbol of what we stand for ? taste,
health & heritage. We are an agricultural cooperative formed in 1930
by three cranberry growers who shared a common goal of expanding the
market for their crop. In addition, we are North America?s
leading producer of shelf-stable juice drinks, and continue to be the
best-selling brand name in this category since 1981.
At Ocean Spray we understand the value of working together, while knowing
each individual plays a vital role in the company?s
success. Our business has always been and continues to be built on people
from different backgrounds, coming together for a common goal. The same
sense of opportunity, resourcefulness and innovation on which the
Cooperative was founded is what drives Ocean Spray today!
The Research and Development Department at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
is looking to hire an entry levelAssociate Scientistwith a primary focus of supporting the
analytical laboratory - conducting food analytical testing of incoming
ingredients and products. The Associate Scientist will be responsible for
the timely testing of ingredient samples submitted for evaluation,
including safety, authenticity, quality and physical parameters, and for
sample and data management.
This person will also be assisting in other laboratory analyses in the
pursuit of overall operational efficiency, such as in the evaluation of
corporate quality and product development projects, and general
laboratory administration. Familiarity with standard sample preparation
protocols, general laboratory procedures and the operation of modern
laboratory instrumentation and associated data processing systems
including HPLC and IC is important.
Minimum Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements:
Bachelor?s degree in food science, chemistry or
related field and at least 1 year of food science/analytical laboratory
experience is required. Master?s
degree would be beneficial. Industry or food laboratory experience is a
Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word
and Excel. The ability to work well with all levels of the organization
from shop floor to senior management is mandatory. Statistical analysis
knowledge is an added benefit.
Candidates must be Competent in:
Data Management:Utilizes data collection,
analysis, maintenance, application, and refinement methods to make
fact-based decisions and influence others.
identifies, analyzes, and solves issues and problems to reach optimum
solutions in a timely manner.
and develop technically feasible prototypes that meet consumer and/or
complex information in both written and verbal form to audiences of
differing technical understanding. This may be internal and external
customers; i.e. employees/vendors/suppliers.
Accountability and Follow Through:Holds
self and others accountable to stated goals and objectives and drives the
completion of projects and initiatives.
plans and manages projects to deliver value added solutions within
defined time and cost parameters.
Teamwork and Integration:Shares
and achieves common goals with internal and/or external teams.
in generating and communicating ideas and information to peers and
functional management. Leading by example, follow proper procedures as
detailed in the operating guidelines and principles.
Compensation and benefits are high on everyone?s priority list, so it?s
high on our list too. That?s
why Ocean Spray provides competitive salaries and a wide variety of benefits?including programs that protect your health
and welfare, help you prepare for retirement and truly enable you to
balance your work and family life.
Ocean Spray is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AAP/M/F/V/D.