Food Scientist

Rochester, MN

Posted: 01/31/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 30.24KG Remote Friendly: Experience:

Job Description

Food Scientist

If you are interested in an exciting opportunity, our Research and Development staff works closely with our sales and production departments to develop solutions for our customers.  Excellent training, benefits and room for growth.

There are two positions.  One is truly entry level: recent graduate with an internship and/or a food science or meat science degree.  The second position is a Scientist, looking for 2-5 years of experience in product development.

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 Kristen Gawrys at

JO:  30.24KG

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Technical knowledge in the manufacturing of various Prepared Meals and Batter / Breaded Proteins
  • 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 Kristen Gawrys at

JO:  30.24KG

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