Food Scientist-WIC01528 –
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Cargill is an
international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and
industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held
company employs 160,000 people in 67 countries. Cargill helps
customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to
applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic,
environmental and social challenges wherever it does business.
business, headquartered in Wichita, KS, is comprised of beef, pork, turkey,
value added meats, case ready, distribution and feeder operations.
Cargill's meat businesses employ approximately 35,000 worldwide with
processing facilities and sales offices in the US, Canada, Australia,
China, Honduras, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Meat Solutions has an exciting opportunity available for a Food Scientist - Research and Development.
This position will be the primary technical resource for
Ground Beef: (a chemistry, (b microbial, (c processing and packaging, and
(d performance issues. This role also measures quality parameters of Ground
Beef based on plant performance, business needs, and/or customer inquiries.
responsibilities include primary project manager for new/improved product
testing and process testing. In addition, the person selected for this
role will be a significant member of the Unified Ground Beef team driving
for: 1) continual improvements in customer service, b)
improvements/innovations in product and production, c) timely and accurate
information, and 3) a sustainable and profitalbe product line.
A bachelor's of science degree or
equivalent experience in food/meat science, culinary arts, hotel/restaurant
management or food processing.
A minimum of 2 years of experience in new
product development, commercialization of new products, and/or
Experience in meat processing, especially
ground beef manufacturing.
Understand customer needs, wants
Be confident in making and delivering
promised solutions to customers.
Skilled in product analysis (micro,
sensory, color, culinary, etc).
Willing to travel and able to work
Travel to production facilities or
customer visits (20-40%)
A strong background in scientific
procedure and project management skills.
Knowledge and understanding of factors
affecting meat quality
Knowledge and understanding of ingredient
Data analysis, design of experiments and
technical writing skills.
Proven leadership and communication
A high level of proficiency using
Microsoft Office tools and email.
A Master's or PhD in food processing
Previous experience with statistical software.
Previous experience in retail and/or foodservice
Research and Development