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Sr Food Technologist

Categories: R&D/QA


Siloam Springs, AR



Must have a college degree in a science-related field and/or applicable experience in poultry processing or food science related field. Food Science, Animal Science, Meat Science Preferred. Culinary and Culinology degree will be considered. MS Preferred. CCS® and CRC® certification also preferred. Must be willing to travel as necessary and work flexible hours including weekends and nights. Must have experience in product development and have a working knowledge of food science. Minimum 3 years R&D experience required.


Responsible for all R&D activities on assigned account team. Develops products for customers as directed by supervisor. Develops product specifications on new products and existing products per customer and customer specifications. Works with processing, accounting, sales and marketing to ensure a smooth transition from the lab phase to the production floor. Works with all applicable departments to ensure commercialization is obtained between all departments during product rollouts until agreed upon standards are met. Approves all ingredient suppliers’ formulation and processing changes to specifications. Ensures that specifications are written to include all quality factors, customer expectations and regulatory requirements. Directs activities of assigned R&D technicians. Accomplishes quality performance in all responsibilities being performed in a manner, which meets or exceeds all company guidelines and presents a positive image of Simmons Foods and its team members. Meets safety requirements in accomplishing responsibilities of this position complying with all policies or regulations set forth by Simmons or various government agencies. Accomplishes any other related duties as directed by supervisor.

General Description

Must be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills at all levels. Proficient in the use of a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet software, and PLM software knowledge. Must be able to demonstrate project management skills. Proficient in product development and creative design.

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