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Food Technologist - West Liberty, IA

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West Liberty Foods is currently seeking a Food Technologist. This position works in a very hands-on environment in creating new products, building product extensions, and developing products to meet customer's needs. This position is responsible for the execution of multiple projects under the supervision of the R&D Project Leaders.


1. Become an integral part of the existing product development process.

2. Become an integral part of the ongoing product and package maintenance effort.

3. Provide boots on the ground involvement within the arena of innovation, cost savings and problem solving for items #1 and #2.

4. Work closely with the purchasing and maintenance engineering functions at the corporate and plant level.

5. Complete projects as requested by Supervisor, and Senior Management.

Required Skills

Strong background in the understanding of Standard Operating and Sanitation Procedure and Sequence of Operations. Proven experience sufficient.

Strong background in operations and processing including but not restricted to, injection, grinding, forming, blending, stuffing, sizing, cooking, and slicing in a foods system.

Experience with various packaging systems is desirable.

Must be able to comprehend the scope of a project from conception to launch including the peripheral areas.

AA/Voc Tech degree in related foods or related science area with 1-3 years experience are desired; however, an internal candidate that exhibits clear evidence of capabilities to handle this position may be considered.

Required Experience

∑ Bachelorís degree is required for this position, preferred degree in Food Science, Meat Science or Animal Science.

∑ Computer literate in Windows applications and MS Office software.

∑ Possess a valid driver's license.

∑ Previous experience in meat product research and design is preferred.


Job Location

West Liberty, Iowa, United States

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