' Apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process,
package, preserve, store and distribute foods.
' Coordinate and perform trials in Pilot Plant and factory to insure
compliance to approved formulas.
' Keep technically informed through suppliers and technical literature.
' Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering and other sciences to study the
principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods.
' Analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar and
' Discover new food sources.
' Research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful.
Activities performed daily include:
' Formulate new products for flavor, color, nutritional content, and
adherence to government, company policy, and industry standards.
' Check raw ingredients for acceptability for
processing, and finished products for safety, quality, and nutritional
' Confer with cross-functional partners such as
food technologists, engineers, plant operators, sensory experts, packaging,
marketing, and sales in order to drive the product development process.
' Evaluate food processing and storage operations,
assist in the development of quality assurance programs for such
' Study methods to improve aspects of food such as
chemical composition, flavor, color, nutritional value, and convenience.
' Develop food standards and specifications,
safety and sanitary regulations.
' Demonstrate products to internal and external
' Solve technical problems through search of
scientific literature or other sources of technical information.
' Working knowledge of product development and familiarity with
quality assurance procedures.
' B.S. in Food Science or related field required. Masters
' Minimum of 2-4 years of industry experience
' 20 ' 25% travel required.