Food Scientist

Waukesha, WI

Posted: 08/29/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 389.18JF Pay Rate: 60,000 - 80,000

Food Scientist

The Food Scientist will contribute to the Research and Development team by performing new product development, research projects, sensory evaluations, and maintenance of existing products.  Operate effectively both independently and as a contributing team member in a fast-paced environment.  The ability to carefully follow instructions and adapt quickly to shifting priorities is essential.  Good critical thinking, communication skills, and ability to utilize a scientific approach are essential.

  • Operate and maintain laboratory and kitchen equipment using established procedures
  • Critically evaluate samples and initiate formulation adjustments as needed
  • Operate independently on daily assignments with minimal direction
  • Accurately weigh and measure items and ingredients used to perform responsibilities
  • Prepare samples for internal and external customer reviews using established procedures
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization and ingredient cost savings
  • Exhibit a basic understanding of food science principles and basic experimental design in order to conduct product research
  • Communicate with suppliers and vendors to identify new functional ingredients
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of ingredient functionality and technical terminology in order to develop new product formulations or adjust existing formulae with minimal guidance
  • Manage basic projects from concept generation through scale-up, in accordance with customer requirements and project parameters
  • Advance multiple projects with competing timelines
  • Apply understanding of internal flavor profiles, functionalities, and usage levels to make appropriate application recommendations
  • Taste and effectively communicate detailed, constructive feedback during sensory evaluations
  • Write clear and concise preparation instructions for consumers and production personnel
  • Lead pilot plant trials and product scale-ups including scheduling, ordering ingredients, and organizing of pre and post-trial meetings
  • Use basic computer skills including effective use of Microsoft Office and Genesis Nutritional Software
  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices when working in lab and production settings
  • Perform other duties / responsibilities as assigned by supervisor or management

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in Dairy (Food) Science, Food Science, Culinology, or related science field
  • 3-6 years of experience in the food industry at Food Scientist II or comparable level

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee@cps4jobs.com.

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