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Food Scientist

  • Ref: 298631
  • Type: Option-to-Hire
  • Location: New Haven, CT
  • Industry: Food
  • Job Level: Experienced Non-Manager
  • Pay: $70,000 - $85,000

Opportunity Description

We are seeking an experienced Consulting R&D Technologist with expertise in the development of food ingredients, supplements, pre-mixes and/or powdered products to support a high volume product development team in central Connecticut.  This will be a full time on-site contracting role through 2020. 

Company Information

Our client is a national industry leader manufacturer of high value custom ingredients supporting diverse industries.

Job Duties

  • Develop complex food ingredients, vitamin and mineral premixes to meet sales, marketing and customer requests.  Support customers, sales and production and provide regular communications regarding development projects. 
  • Organize, plan and prioritize projects of varying complexity and status (typically 10+) to meet time targets. Maintain communications with stakeholders regarding
  • Perform organoleptic testing and comparative analyses.
  • Perform formulation calculations, prepare product specification sheets and complex production batch sheets.
  • Maintain current knowledge of food fortification market trends and apply knowledge to product / prototype development.
  • Support corporate safety and quality initiatives.

Education

MS/BS Food Science  

Experience & Skills Required

  • 3+ years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of ingredient interactions within complex systems, food processing, FSMA and food quality standards.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn vitamin and mineral functionality in foods, food regulations. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to prepare and deliver technical presentations to internal and external teams.
  • Excellent inter-personal, time management, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  Prior experience working with Genesis Food Formulation & Labeling Software or ability to master new software systems. 
  • Ability to adhere to established PPE requirements, occasionally lift up to 25 lbs., regularly sit, stand, reach, bend, push/pull loaded wheeled carts and ascend & descend stairs.

Certifications

Knowledge of FSMA functional ingredients and food regulations desired, formal certifications are a plus.

Languages

English - excellent verbal and written abilities required