Food QC Safety Manager

Technologist, Food Sr - Solon OH

Job Number: nest-00012042
Prepared Foods
Product Development
Solon OH

This position provides dairy science, dairy chemistry expertise and project management experience to develop new dairy commodities, improve existing commodities or applying new dairy based ingredients and processes to frozen prepared meal products.

Responsibilities include:

- Work with PD technologists on projects involving cheese, dairy ingredients, or dairy based flavors; actively participate in development process; act as key contact between NPFC and vendors
- Originate, plan and execute scientific test work
- Manage and implement cost savings projects in dairy, including milk, cheese, and dairy ingredients
- Plan, conduct and evaluate necessary test work to meet timelines
- Partner with Purchasing to define and evaluate areas of cost savings opportunity
- Develop and present innovative ideas/concepts to PD, Purchasing, and Marketing
- Develop, test, and coordinate the implementation of process improvements both in house and at vendors
- Encourage the application of new and improved methodologies where appropriate; evaluate opportunities of emerging technologies/equipment
- Assist in the development of dairy ingredient specifications

- Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science, Dairy Science or Food Science
- Minimum of 5 years experience dairy processing or a combination of 5 years experience industrial and dairy studies.
- Masters of Science degree in Animal Science, Dairy Science or Food Science preferred
- Knowledge of dairy science and dairy chemistry
- Expertise in cheese manufacturing/processing to include fermentation, enzyme reactions, casein hydrolysis, casein precipitation, lipolysis, cheese emulsification, spray drying
- Working knowledge of dairy ingredient/dairy flavor suppliers and capabilities
- Able to apply technical dairy ingredient knowledge to prepared meal formulation
- Experience with food processing equipment and comfortable working in a production facility
- Excellent project management, leadership, and communication skills

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