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Job Title:   Food Scientist – Columbus, OH

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Statement of Purpose:

This position will provide technical food safety and quality assurance management for the food productions division. Responsibilities include the execution of a routine product auditing program, products/supplier approval, developing specifications, and aligning specifications/suppliers to maximize consistency and performance. Overall understanding of food processing, food science, food safety and quality assurance process and continuous improvement. As well as the new technologies, analyze and solve problems, and pro-actively address emerging issues.

Accountabilities

1. Perform routine audits on products based upon food safety risk, signature ability and dollar value. Consists of complete physical, chemical, microbiological and sensory evaluation of products, analyzing data, producing reports, and communication of results internally with purchasing, product development and suppliers.

2. In conjunction with product development, develop all new product specifications to include product/supplier approval, plus establish, communicate, and document specific product performance criteria. Provide technical support to new and/or existing products and processes, and conduct shelf life studies to verify attributes such as flavor, color, texture, and analytical measure to establish nutritional, physical, chemical, and microbiological values.

3. Work with suppliers to drive consistent product quality improvements by improving existing processes and products with new technologies. Design and conduct experiments to evaluate materials, packaging, and processes, and align specifications to include packaging options, finished product processing, etc. Develops new and improved methods and systems for quality control measurement and for packaging/dating design.

4. Review, amend and align specifications. Consists of examining internal and co-packer specifications for completeness, quality and technical detail and aligning product performance standards with plant operations and co-packers. Also, act as FSQA lead on all alternate sourcing, product optimization and product reformulation projects..

5. Perform other job-related duties as assigned or required.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge

• Excellent computer literacy (MS Office, Word, Excel & Powerpoint)
• Excellent oral and written skills
• Excellent reasoning and mathematical Skills • Strong leadership skills
• Strong quantitative skills and ability to analyze/understand consumer attitudes/behavior
• Broad understanding of production processing equipment and processes

Education/Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in food science, food technology, chemistry, engineering and other sciences
• 2-4 years experience in a similar job function
• Food manufacturing experience desired
• Experience in product auditing, analyzing data, developing reports and communicating data
• Experience in specification development TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
• Travel may be required up to 20% day and overnight.

 

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