Current Job Opportunities
Under direction, the R&D Food Technologist is responsible for supporting activities around customer/sales sample requests, new products and line extensions, conducting product development project work as a member of a project development team, and providing technical & scientific support for R&D/TS Department.
Complete product development projects (concept through commercialization) within required timelines and specifications.
Solicit, organize and analyze data and prepare reports on product development research.
Collaborate with suppliers, purchasing and management in obtaining high quality ingredients consistent with projects.
Provide on-site monitoring and technical assistance to operations when transferring products or processes to production.
Present innovative concepts and products for internal / external accounts on an ongoing basis.
Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
Perform other duties of similar nature or level as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Food Science, or a combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Master’s degree in Food Science strongly preferred.
Formulation and process experience, knowledge in food science, nutrition, labeling regulations and ingredient functionality.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Effective computer skills (spreadsheet, database, presentation and word-processing software)
Written and verbal communication skills; effective interpersonal skills with coworkers and general public.
Ability to prioritize and perform multi-functional tasks simultaneously.
Highly motivated individual with ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Familiarity with scientific terminology in the food industry
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work and may not include all duties required of the position. Please submit your application or resume to the following address or fax number:
Michael Foods, Inc.
ATTN: Human Resources
120 Tower St. South
Gaylord, MN 55334
Fax # (507) 237-4554