Associate Scientist - Food Science Middleboro, MA


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Company: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc

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Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists, Research & Development

Job Description

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 level Associate Scientist with 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 benefit.

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.

Problem Solving/Analysis: Systematically identifies, analyzes, and solves issues and problems to reach optimum solutions in a timely manner.

Design/Preliminary Development: Identify and develop technically feasible prototypes that meet consumer and/or operational objectives.

Technical Communications: Communicates 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.

Project Management: Designs, 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.

Leadership: Proactive 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.


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