Applications Scientist - Bakery

Hackensack, NJ

Posted: 05/02/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 136.24DW Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Applications Scientist – Bakery

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Applications Scientist – Bakery, will include:

  • Execute bakery projects to develop new and improved products to address the needs of the market and our customers
  • Conduct research on newly assigned projects, build experimental design, collect supporting data, and complete statistical analysis for new products and solutions
  • Transfer bench top development to pilot scale, commercial production and ultimately into our customers’ manufacturing processes
  • Operate analytical equipment including Mix o lab, Farinograph, moisture analyzer, pH meter, incubator, texture analyzer, and bakery equipment
  • Conduct standard and accelerated shelf-life studies
  • Provide direct assistance to customers in the launch of new products, the training of new technologies, the troubleshooting of problems and the provision of technical assistance
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained regarding sensitive documents
  • Follow established record retention guidelines
  • Proposes process improvements for the department / company
  • Performs the job while adhering to all company policies and procedures
  • May be required to come in early or stay late at times
  • The ability to conduct and manage assigned projects independently

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

JO:  136.24DW

Job Requirements


  • The candidate must possess a broad knowledge of food science technology, baking experience, and strong application skills in functional ingredients associated with baking
  • An understanding of bakery product formulation and industrial processing is required
  • Expertise in dough fermentation, make and bake, par bake, refrigerated raw dough, frozen baked dough, and raw frozen dough formulations and product development
  • There must be a customer focus, a drive for results, and a can-do attitude
  • Establishing trust with customers and becoming their go-to expert
  • Motivated self-starter with strong time-management skills who drives for results
  • Open and clear communication skills are essential
  • Cross functional worker
  • Team-player: Builds on the expertise of others

Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum in Food Science, Bakery Science, or similar scientific discipline with 3+ years of experience in the food industry
  • Competent in your work and project management through completion
  • Understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information

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

JO:  136.24DW

Meet Your Recruiter

Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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