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Food Technologist in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

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Job Description

Food Technologist is responsible for planning and conducting technical and development projects under minimal supervision. This requires recommending, designing, and conducting experiments using recognized procedures and interpreting these experimental results and recommending next steps. These experiments pertain to new product development, new process development, process improvement, technical support, troubleshooting, and product maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, recommend, design, and executive experiments using recognized procedures.
  • Interpret experimental results and recommend next steps.
  • Determine product formulations, running tests, determine acceptable quality levels and details during pilot plant and plant trials.
  • Generate information for complete specifications.
  • Participate in project presentations to management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 years of research and development experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Animal, Meat or Food Science or related field is preferred.
  • Previous manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment of continuous change and challenges.
  • Computer experience – Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Power Point) or Google (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Enthusiasm to keep up with system changes.
  • Able to travel to other facilities as needed.
  • HACCP, meat and nutritional labeling requirements experience is a plus.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold/Crystal Lake Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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