Food Scientist Elgin, IL


Company Name: Morton Salt Import

Job Details

Duration: Permanent

Min Education: Not Specified

Salary: Commensurate

Job Type: Full Time

Min Experience: Not Specified

Required Travel:


         USA - Elgin Illinois, 60120

Job Description

This exciting opportunity requires comprehensive knowledge of food ingredients, food processing and nutrition. Description: To develop and/or assist with development of new or improved products for the food industry. A key assignment will be conducting research and laboratory bench scale testing of proposed formulations in the area of consumer, food service and industrial food processing applications. Projects will require product development from concept to bench scale testing to production, including providing the technical data to support introduction and sustenance for such products as needed. In addition, the position will provide technical information related to functional properties of salt, potassium chloride, various food seasonings. Will also work on problems or issues related to existing food products, as required. To attain goals it may be necessary to utilize establsihed procedures or development of new test procedures when required. Knowledge of ingredient functionality, food composition, food processing applications and sensory evaluation is requisite. Completion of projects will require shelf-life testing, vendor selection, cost analysis, regulatory considerations, nutritional lableling recommendations, preparing products to market. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Research will also involve conducting patent and literature searches. Candidates would have experience in food preparation and food product applications. Minimum Bachelors degree in Food Science or equivalent experience. Experience in sodium reduction for various food applications is desired. Background in food processing applications. Product development experience. *hj


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