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Dairy Farmers of America Food Scientist in Springfield, Missouri

Position : Food Scientist

Location : Springfield, Missouri

Requisition ID: : 11659

The Food Scientist position reports to the Director of Product Development and Commercialization with additional reporting responsibilities to the Senior Scientists. The Food Scientist is responsible for implementation of the activities, plans, and projects designated by the Director. This includes developing formulations, modifying customer formulations, developing LACF thermal processes, and support of all activities and documentation associated with commercialization of products in DFA's manufacturing facilities

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project Management​

  • Product Formulation

  • Product Processing

  • Thermal Process Development

  • Customer Sample Production

  • Plant Trial Support including Manufacturing Documentation Creation

  • Maintenance and preparation of R&D Laboratories

  • Maintenance, preparation and operation of Pilot Plant equipment

  • Ordering of ingredients, equipment, and parts

  • Batch Ingredient weighing

  • Support of QA&C group with regard to thermal processing

  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee; but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

Minimum Requirements:​

Education and Experience

  • BS in Food Engineering, Food Science or related scientific area required; MS preferred

  • 1+ year of previous food experience or a Master’s degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment​

  • Must enjoy working in both a lab and production plant settings

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Employ advanced Mathematics and Chemistry

  • Employ the Scientific Method in problem solving

  • Manage projects with regard to deliverables and schedules with minimal supervision

  • Communicate effectively with a wide variety of groups and technical levels

  • Adapt to changes

  • Strong project logistical management skills

  • Knowledge of production-scale processing equipment and issues

  • Basic understanding of technical issues/needs, financial, sales, and marketing as related to product design and development

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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