Food Scientist

Mankato, MN

Posted: 03/29/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 138.19MR Pay Rate: 50,000 - 65,000

Food Scientist

The Food Scientist will have the following R&D responsibilities:

  • Document and reports on test runs and results. Identifies any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discusses with management team
  • Develops new products and line extensions from bench top to commercialization
  • Coordinate with external vendors for ingredients and other material needs in order to fulfill organizational needs
  • Collects and enters formulation and yield information
  • Maintains information regarding ingredient specifications, formulas, processes and analytical data such as quality attributes, yield information, and sensory results
  • Reports on the Sample Status to team members and discusses any implications to the business
  • Assist management with project timelines and status updates
  • Assist with providing product information for technical support to internal and external customers
  • Helps identify Plant and Process Improvement Initiatives
  • Support cost-out initiatives on existing products and process; follows through with in-plant trials
  • Will assist in customer data organization
  • Organize internal product cuttings with customers or manufacturing team

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  138.19MR



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Meat or Food Science
  • 2+ years related experience
  • Technical knowledge in the manufacturing of various Commercially Sterile products or RTE meats
  • Formulation of new products
  • Benchtop, pilot plant, and commercial scale new product development
  • Continuous improvement experience
  • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, draw valid conclusions, and propose solutions
  • Must be able to translate product feedback into optimized solutions

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  138.19MR


Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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