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Research Scientist – 90856 – Schreiber Foods Inc

In this role you will work as a part of the Customer Product Solutions Cultured Team with a focus on cream cheese and yogurt projects, trials and startups. Projects will include the development of new and innovative products to meet customers' needs, the modification of existing products and processes to improve overall quality or costs, and work to identify new or more cost effective ingredients and production methods.

Duties of the role include:

  • Work in production and pilot plant locations. Develop defined work plans, conduct experiments, and write reports. Develop a basic understanding of the R&D product development SOP. Exercise excellent listening and communication skills, such as conveying technical concepts to others, writing detailed technical reports, and effectively conducting presentations to inform and influence decisions of others.
  • Exercise a good understanding of SFI product categories, including regulatory standards and SFI labeling practices. Develop a high level of expertise in a specific product category.
  • Become intimately involved in new ingredient and formula set-up by developing specifications, plant production SOP manuals, production manuals, and formula guidelines. Plan and conduct scale-up trials for product development and optimization projects. Commercialize newly developed and approved prototypes. Prep and ship product samples for both internal and external customers to review.
  • Serve as effective R&D, Customer Product Solutions and Cultured Product Team member. Accomplish projects and tasks through teamwork with R&D scientists, operations, marketing, engineering, and customers.
  • Identify, explore, and implement the use of new ingredients and manufacturing technologies to improve efficiency, sales, and profitability of SFI. Develop products, processes, and technology that are robust and use sound experimental design to validate. Maintain strong application of scientific method.
  • Serve as a technical resource and on-site formulations expert to look into and address problems and opportunities that may arise at the plant location.
  • Apply scientific principles and understandings to evaluate ideas and opportunities. Develop and expand global network of contacts within food & dairy industries, and academia. Apply good business sense to determine applicability to our businesses.

Qualifications:

We're looking for leaders who thrive in fast-paced environments. The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food/Dairy Science or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in Research, Product Development and/or Dairy Processing
  • Desire to grow and take on new challenges and opportunities

Application Instructions:

If you're interested in joining a growing, team-oriented organization of more than 7,000 partners worldwide, please visit www.schreiberfoods.com or copy and paste the following link:

https://careers.schreiberfoods.com/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&p_svid=67141&p_spid=3031001

We are reviewing applications daily. Please apply for immediate consideration.

Online Application Address:

http://www.schreiberfoods.com

Date posted: 2/20/17

 

Quality Assurance Specialist – 90947 – DairiConcepts

Duties and Responsibilities:

Obtains and reviews technical information from Vendors:

  • Obtains vendor technical information, including certifications
  • Ensures vendor documents are renewed on an annual basis
  • Reviews vendor technical information for any allergens, GMOs, or related issues that may affect DC products
  • Maintains vendor technical information
  • Works closely with Vendor QA Department and DC Technical QA to obtain information from vendors that may be needed for customer questionnaires
  • Maintains company confidentiality
  • Exudes professional communication with the vendor via email and telephone

Assists CAPA Coordinator with issuance, follow-ups, closures and quarterly reporting:

  • Works with facilities and Corporate to ensure CAPA's are accurately and efficiently handled

Back-up for other Corporate Quality Assurance Activities:

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Proven organizational and project management skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to establish credibility with managers and employees
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous priorities and prioritize a heavy workload in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Proactive approach towards improving processes and systems
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, strong decision making and problem resolution skills
  • Ability to identify and handle priority and/or sensitive issues with discretion and a commitment to confidentiality
  • Demonstrated consulting skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in technical or scientific field preferred, high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Quality Assurance experience preferred

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Office environment

Travel: 5-10%

Other Responsibilities:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As a leading provider of cheese and dairy ingredients for the global food industry, DairiConcepts is supported by a diverse and educated team of high quality employees. We seek personnel with expertise in their fields who also demonstrate our core values of Safety, Integrity, Continuous Improvement, and Service. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, the company has eight manufacturing plants located throughout the United States.

DairiConcepts is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We offer competitive compensation, bonus potential, and a full benefit program including 401K. For additional information, go to www.dairiconcepts.com.

Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=c21jZ3VmZmVlLjM0OTIyLjQwMjNAZGFpcmljb25jZXB0cy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Online Application Address: https://dairiconcepts-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=17164

Date posted: 2/20/17

 

KIND University Ambassador – 91101 – Kansas State University

Hours per Week: 10-15

Wage/Salary: $15/hour

Job Description:

Who are we?

KIND is changing the way the world thinks about snacking. No longer do you have to choose between healthy AND tasty, wholesome AND convenient. At KIND, we know you can have both. In the office we also apply the AND philosophy. We seek to think boundlessly, work purposefully AND live passionately.

We are an energetic, inspired, and entrepreneurial team. We strive to operate with the highest integrity. Our company values are to be Hungry AND Kind.

What you'll do:

As the KIND U Ambassador, we will rely on you to bring the KIND brand to life in the world of all things college. KUA's are not interns, you are part of the KIND team, where we live by the mantra 'we not me' This means doing things like...

Partnering with like-minded student organizations and local companies to host events relevant to the brand.
Seeding and developing relationships with student influencers, ultimately leading to increase brand visibility.
Coordinating and executing sampling initiatives and events on and near campus
Communicating success stories, key learnings and other activities to marketing and sales management
Timely planning and reporting

...BUT your number one responsibility is to Live the Brand and do unexpected acts of kindness for others! Beyond that, this job is what you make of it! Push your ideas and creativity to their limits to make the KIND brand come to life on campus.

Qualifications:

Your qualifications

KUAs ....
Are known for making things happen
Are organized with 'street cred' around school
Are smart, energetic & reliable
Know how to balance work and play
Are connected, involved and know their campus like the back of their hand
Are definitely not over-committed and are dedicated to being KIND
You must attend Kansas State University
You have to live the KIND lifestyle.
You have to know your school like the back of your hand, and know the student body even better.
You have to balance work and play- be creative, energetic, and passionate.

Online Application Address: http://kindsnacks.submit4jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=85390.viewjobdetail&CID=85390&JID=239583

Date posted: 2/20/17

 

The Confectionary Foundation – Next Generation Program at Sweets and Snacks Expo 2017

College students interested in learning more about working in the confectionery industry are invited by The Confectionery Foundation to apply for the Next Generation program at the National Confectioners Association Sweets & Snacks Expo on May 24, 2017 in Chicago.

Food Science, Business, Marketing, Engineering, Chemistry, Nutrition, Computer Science or Technology majors as well as FIRST Robotics alumni, are encouraged to apply.

This valuable career-immersion day allows selected students to gain an understanding of industry segments and career paths by meeting with mentors and visiting with some of the more than 750 companies exhibiting.

Applicants for these limited invitations should be:

  • aged 21 -25 years
  • currently enrolled in an educational degree program at a public or private college/university
  • seeking a career in the confectionery industry
  • prepared to submit a current resume and signed waiver by April 24, 2017
  • able to send an industry or academic reference
  • willing to participate in a phone, Facetime or in-person interview and a survey as part of the application and event follow-up
  • available to participate in the Next Generation program at McCormick Place from 8AM to 6PM on Wednesday, May 24th

How to apply:

  1. Submit the online form at www.ConfectionLink.org/Students (Invite code: NextGen)
  2. Email Education@ConfectionLink.org with a short note. Attach your resume in pdf
  3. Respond promptly to requests for conversations and/or references Fourth: If selected, send a Thank you note after the event to The Confectionery Foundation

Past participants have commented on the value of the experience. "To engage face-to-face with company executives is a very special networking and learning opportunity. The Confectionery Foundation's program at Sweets and Snacks Expo was instrumental in shaping my career path."

2017 marks the sixth year of NCA's The Confectionery Foundation career education day at the annual Sweets & Snacks Expo. Student guests are responsible for their own travel.

Questions? Education@ConfectionLink.org or www.candyusa.com or www.ConfectionLink.org or www.sweetsandsnacks.com

Date posted: 2/20/17

 

Kansas Corn - Careers in Corn

Join us to learn about Careers in Corn, Kansas Corn's new program to connect college students with potential career paths in the corn industry. Network with corn industry professionals in an informal setting where you can learn about a variety of careers in the corn industry. Bring your resume for a free resume critique at the meeting!

Manhattan Tour Stop
March 13, 2017 at 6 pm
IGP Institute – 1980 Kimball Avenue

For more details on the program visit kscorn.com/careers. We will also be sharing information on the new Kansas Corn Collegiate Academic and Next Generation Scholarship programs for college students. If you have questions please contact Stacy Mayo by email at smayo@ksgrains.com

Date posted: 2/13/17

 

Scientist, Meat System Coatings – 90340 – Kerry Ingredients and Flavours

Job Description:

Have the scientific/technical expertise to independently deliver on projects. Have a base understanding of product commercialization and production capabilities.

  1. Conduct research including new product research and the development of battered and breaded foods.
  2. Develop new and improved methods and systems for food processing, production, quality control and packaging.
  3. Work in pilot plant and support production scale ups and commercializations.
  4. Field customer requests both internal and external to satisfy project needs from a conceptual phase through commercialization and troubleshooting.
    Participate in ideation/brainstorming
    Develop gold standards while working with Culinary and subject matter experts (SMEs)
    Match competitive products
    Formulation Optimization
    Concept to Commercialization
    Execute internal processes
    Ability to understand and troubleshoot customer processes
  5. Be a strong part of customer facing team to deliver solutions that will "Nourish and Delight" our customers.
  6. Coordinate customer calls with sales/culinary representatives through presentations both technical and culinary based.
  7. Work with cross functional groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers
  8. Develop and protect Intellectual Property by documenting research notes.
  9. Study methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods
  10. Complete project requests within the time frame required by the customer.
  11. Employ efficient time management.
  12. Assist customers with technical issues that may arise.
  13. Travel to Kerry production plants and to customers.
  14. Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products.
  15. Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift 50 pounds.
  16. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  17. Must work well in teams.

Qualifications

  1. BS in Food Science/Engineering/related science or engineering field
  2. Internship in related field or applicable food processing technology and statistical process experience.
  3. Preferred: MS/PhD in Food Science/Engineering/related science or engineering field
  4. Knowledgeable about food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering.
  5. Preferred: Product development experience.
  6. Problem solving skills.
  7. Ability to work with cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization.
  8. Excellent interpersonal, communication skills
  9. Accept feedback. Flexible and resilient.

Online Application Address:

https://uscareers-kerry.icims.com/jobs/5715/scientist%2c-meat-system-coatings/job

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

Meat Specialist, Technical Business Development Food Protection - 90339 – Kerry Ingredients and Flavors

Job Description:
This role will have responsibility for the development of Kerry's Food Protection and Fermentation Technology in NAM, Target End Use Market (EUM) - Meat. The primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Sales & Commercial: Grow top line sales of the business by developing strong strategic relationships within customers' organization including R&D, Marketing and Procurement and foster counterpart relationships within Kerry (this is a critical success factor). This will be facilitated by: 1) collaborating with Sales Account Managers embedded in the EUM - Meat and corporate account managers 2) supporting selected distributors

This component of the role will involve:

  • Timely and effective communication of the technical benefits of Kerry's Food Protection and Fermentation Ingredient offerings (i) within Kerry and (ii) to existing and potential customers with appropriate follow- up on day-to day customer queries and communication of key action points to relevant personnel.
  • Coordination of technical and commercial support for Kerry's existing Food Protection and Fermentation business in NAM.
  • Development of Business Strategy & Plans: Accountable for achieving a deep level of understanding of customers objectives and strategies, competitive intelligence, market trends (including changes in regulatory environment), consumer insights, and identification of opportunity spaces. The objective is to translate these into actionable business plans that will achieve significant value creation for Kerry and the customer. Technical Business Development will be responsible for the execution of such plans/ strategies. Initial focus will be on the Meat segment but could expand to include other EUMs such as bakery, dairy, and culinary.
  • Technical and Commercial Support of EUM Sales Teams: a) Develop value propositions/ customer facing communications/ presentations for specific customer opportunities. b)provide product specific information needed to support sales opportunities, c) ensure that pricing information is provided on a timely basis, d) conduct product training (group and one-on-one, e) other misc. sales support.
  • Product Line Management: Work with Technical Business Development Director to effectively manage the Food Protection and Fermentation Product Lines: a) Establish pricing strategies, b) develop value propositions, c) create and update product literature and information (Product Information Sheets, Sell Sheets, Brochures, Application Guides, position statements, etc.); d) establish commercial/ logistical components of our offering; e.g. Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ), labelling, package configuration, product branding, etc.; e) work with Kerry Regulatory team to ensure products meet regulatory requirements.
  • Identification of New Opportunity Spaces: A key element of the role will be to identify new growth opportunities for Kerry's Food Protection and Fermentation Ingredients in North America. This will involve developing robust commercial and R&D project pipelines to drive growth with selected customers and target markets. Processed and Fresh Meat will be the initial focus but it will likely expand to include others such as bakery, dairy, beverage, and culinary. NAM is the primary geography but it may also expand to include other geographies as well.
  • Develop a detailed technical understanding of Kerry's Food Protection and Fermentation Ingredients product range and applications.

Qualifications, Skills and experience

  • University degree in Microbiology, Food/Nutrition Science, Chemistry/ Biology, or related field from an accredited institution. Microbiology is preferred.
  • Market experience - the successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience in a similar commercial sales/business development role.
  • Experience in the food industry is essential, experience in meat science specifically is desired.
  • Ability to establish trusting and deep-seated relationships with external customers. Demonstrated ability to understand competitive and marketplace Knowledge and translate into an effective strategy and action plan to deliver a customer.
  • Must be capable of independently developing a strategy, influencing others and increasing contribution.
  • Specific experience with ingredients that preserve and protect food is a plus.
  • Good working knowledge of relevant USDA Regulatory requirements
  • Strong demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluent English speaker

Personal Competencies

  • Strategic thinker and planner – must demonstrate evidence of ability to clinically prioritize top objectives and structure and deliver smart plans to achieve them.
  • Relationship builder with excellent communications skills – with customers and internally with relevant stakeholders (working in a matrix environment)
  • Likes autonomy and is proactive - prepared to spend maximum quality time developing and nurturing multi-level contacts with customers, all aligned to delivering objectives.
  • Decision making – capable of making decisions using own initiative.
  • Results driven – is focused and driven to deliver agreed targets on revenue and margin.

Application Instructions:

https://uscareers-kerry.icims.com/jobs/5148/meat-specialist%2ctechnical-business-development--food-protection---north-america/job

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

 

Meat Processing Technical Sales Representatives – 90341 – Kerry Ingredients and Flavours

Job Description:

Job Characteristics/Expectations: Focus on supporting Regional and Territory Sales Managers to expand existing sales and develop new business via implementation of scheduled preventative maintenance and value improvement programs at strategic meat processing customers. Responsibilities also include; conducting new product and application evaluations and demonstrations, product and finished concept presentations, equipment installation and maintenance, management of B&C size accounts focused on driving sales at these locations and sales reviews. Strong sales and people skills are a must with the ability to interact and communicate on a timely and efficient basis with all levels of customer operations, R&D, marketing and procurement personnel in addition to internal company structure.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to travel; desire to be on the road up to 70-75% overnight travel.
  • Ability to utilize a computer – Word/Excel/Microsoft Office and Power-Point.
  • Ability to enter call reports into Sales-Force.
  • Ability to follow up in a timely manner – great time management skills.
  • Willingness to take direction, adopt new technologies and innovation and report activities on a daily basis to pertinent individuals.
  • Ability to be creative to solve problematic situations.
  • Willingness to work long hours; address multiple challenges and generate new business through creative sales approaches.

Qualifications:

Preferred Education Background: BS or equivalent experience in meat/food science or related field in meat/food processing industries.

Necessary Skills/Qualifications:

  • Follow-up in the form of written call reports after each visit.
  • Communication skills need to be strong for both one on one presentation and group presentations.
  • Must possess a strong ability to understand meat processing and technical aspects surrounding emulsion and whole muscle technology relating to further processing.
  • Thermal processing knowledge and commercial oven, fryer and/or smokehouse experience are a plus.

Travel

% of Time: 70-75% of the time; travel will be by car and plane. Travel will be focused on Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois, California, Washington and Oregon.

Application Instructions:

https://uscareers-kerry.icims.com/jobs/6768/meat-processing-technical-sales-representative/job

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

Senior Scientist – Smoke and Meat Applications – 90338 – Kerry Ingredients and Flavours

Job Description:

  • Have the scientific/technical expertise to independently deliver on projects. Be proficient at product commercialization and have an in-depth understanding about production capabilities.
  • Primarily responsible for conducting meat application testing of Kerry Smoke and Savory Grill technology products. Also conducts testing of Kerry Food Protection, Functional and Taste technologies incorporated into processed meat products

Key Responsibilities

  1. Conduct research including new product research and the development of foods.
  2. Develop new and improved methods and systems for food processing, production, quality control and packaging.
  3. Work in pilot plant and support production scale ups and commercialization.
  4. Field customer requests both internal and external to satisfy project needs from a conceptual phase through commercialization and troubleshooting.
    Participate in ideation/brainstorming
    Develop gold standards while working with Culinary and subject matter experts (SMEs)
    Match competitive products
    Formulation Optimization
    Concept to Commercialization
    Execute internal processes
    Ability to understand and troubleshoot customer processes
  5. Be a strong part of customer facing team to deliver solutions that will "Nourish and Delight" our customers.
  6. Coordinate with sales/culinary representatives during customer calls through presentations both technical and culinary based.
  7. Work with cross functional groups to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste and Nutrition experience for our customers
  8. Develop and protect Intellectual Property by documenting research notes.
  9. Study methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods
  10. Complete project requests within the time frame required by the customer.
  11. Employ efficient time management
  12. Work directly with customers to solve technical issues that may arise.
  13. Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products.
  14. Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift 50 pounds.
  15. Must be able to work in cold, wet pilot plant and customer production plant environments.
  16. Travel to Kerry production plants and to customers.
  17. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  18. Must be able to effectively lead teams.

Qualifications:

  • Education 3-5 years experience in food development industry
  • BS in Food Science/Engineering/related science or engineering field
  • Technical Strong background in food chemistry, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering. Product development experience.
  • Behavioral Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams at multi levels within the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills
  • Accept feedback. Flexible and resilient.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at www.kerry.com/careers

Online Application Address:

https://uscareers-kerry.icims.com/jobs/4366/senior-scientist-%E2%80%93-smoke-and-meat-applications/job

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

 

Banana Ripener – Specialist – 90474 - Del Monte Fresh Product

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for maintaining vendor ripening services operational and service levels to ensure customer expectations for product and quality. In this role will be responsible for daily inventory control functions, inbound and outbound product inspections, product disposition and the banana ripening process.

Responsibilities

  1. Ripen and maintain bananas (and other Del Monte Products) according to standard operating procedures (SOP's)
  2. Perform quality inspections of bananas upon arrival.
  3. Ensure product and location documentation is maintained daily; to include inspection logs, inventory control logs, ripening room logs and warehouse supply logs.
  4. Review and reconcile product inventories, monitor stock and rotation of product.
  5. Communicate with supervisor on issues related to inventory and product quality; assist with decisions on product disposition.
  6. Review current and potential product issues with Del Monte Quality Assurance and Sales team.
  7. Work with location warehouse personnel including, customer Quality Assurance department, lift truck drivers, warehouse assistants and foremen to achieve program goals.
  8. Execute and complete work assignments, with minimum supervision and errors.
  9. Enter data, run reports and assist Supervisor as needed.
  10. Make recommendations on improving job skills and knowledge.

Application Instructions:

Submit resume to Del Monte contact Jdurand@freshdelmonte.com or to HR department at https://delmonte-hr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16058

Tracking Code: 20120915

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

PEPSICO – Manufacturing Operations Associate

To be considered for an interview, you must:

STEP 1: Request an interview via your Career Center account by submitting your resume.

STEP 2: Complete an online application on our company website.

https://xjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25331&siteid=5105&AReq=100226BR. The deadline to apply is February 9 by 11:59 pm – Interview date is February 22

Date posted: 1/30/17

 

Quality Assurance Manager

OPUS International executive recruiter is looking for a Manager of Quality Assurance for a large non-union plant near Topeka. The person will have 3 direct reports and will be responsible for quality, food safety, and sanitation. This role offers outstanding compensation and benefits, including full relocation I necessary.

Contact Barbara Bond at barbarab@foodscience.com

Date posted: 1/23/17

 

Global Food Systems Initiative Coordinator – Kansas State University

The Global Food Systems Initiative (GFSI) at Kansas State University is seeking a dynamic and proactive coordinator to help on delivery and expansion of our initiative moving forward. They will plan, develop, coordinate, implement and administer activities related to Global Food Systems Initiative. The Coordinator will be housed in the College of Agriculture, and will report to Dean and Director of the College of Agriculture/K-State Research and Extension, but will work proactively across all departments and colleges. The GFSI Coordinator will play a crucial role in defining and promoting various activities contributing to the GFSI and interfacing between faculty and students, and K-State Department of Communication and Marketing (DCM).

For more information and application: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/500385/coordinator
Date posted: 1/23/17

 

Manager of Quality Assurance

I am recruiting for a Manager of Quality Assurance for a large non-union plant near Topeka, Kansas. This person will have 3 direct reports and will be responsible for quality, food safety, and sanitation. This role offers outstanding compensation and benefits, including full relocation if necessary.

For more information contact Barbara Bond, Executive Recruiter, OPUS International, Inc., (954) 428-3888, barbarab@foodscience.com

Date posted: 1/17/17

 

Washington University

Food Science Specialist – 35078

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine. The position is located at the McDonnell Pediatric Research Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Position Summary:

Serves as a subject matter expert offering support, training and guidance relative to the food science discipline/area. May participate and or present on the research developed. Responsible for assisting PI with implementation and coordination of research projects in the USA and developing countries. Oversees food laboratory setting to promote smooth operation, regulatory compliance and interaction with other laboratories.

For more information and application: https://jobs.wustl.edu/ and search for "Food Science Specialist"
Date posted: 1/17/17

 

Shatto Milk Company

Shatto Milk Company is a local family farm located about 50 miles north of KC Mo. We have a dairy, milking approximately 300-400 cows, a bottling and processing plant that bottles over 2000 gallons/day, conducts tours 4 days/ week and a country store. We make white milk and approximately 6-7 flavors of milk, butter, cheese and ice cream. All our milk is packaged in glass bottles to assure the best quality.

Our facility has received numerous awards from national and state levels for our products! We have even taken milk to the President of the US!

We currently have a position available for a milk processor with a salary of $40,000-60,000/year.

For more information, contact: Barbara Shatto, owner, 816 223-3846 cell, barb@shatttomilk.com

Date posted: 1/17/17

 

Russell Stover Chocolates

Quality Manager Opportunity – Russell Stover Chocolates
Location: Iola, KS
Apply online via www.russellstover.com/careers
Job ID: 2099

Date posted: 1/17/17

 

Kansas Department of Agriculture

The following career opportunities are open at KDA; those interested in applying go to the link provided.

Plant Protection Specialist - http://www.admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postings?id=185676

Date posted: 1/17/17

 

Bilingual Food Safety Position

Chris Ray, a recruiter is currently search for a bilingual food scientist to fill a Food Safety Coordination role in the greater Chicago area. Those interested contact Chris at 423-894-5500 Ext 511 or email him at chris.ray@mrichatt.com

Date posted: 1/9/17

 

Dairy Farmers of America - Food Scientist (#7408)

The Food Scientist position reports to the Senior Director of Product Development and Technical Research with additional reporting responsibilities to the Senior Scientists. The Food Scientist is responsible for assisting Senior Scientists and others in implementation of the activities, plans, and projects designated by the Senior 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.

For more information and application: Dairy Farmers of America
Date posted: 12/12/16

 

Quality Assurance and Food Safety Trainee – Career Foundation Program – Smithfield Foods

A functional trainee is an individual who undergoes training for positions in their field of expertise. The Career Foundation Program is the best way to prepare employees to become future leaders of the company. It equips them with the required skills, judgment, and know-how of being an effective and responsible leader.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/tvv7mgbv93
Date posted: 12/5/16

 

Food Scientist - Golden State Foods

Makes meaningful contributions to PD and company objectives by providing a highly developed level of technical competence and experience to lead people and support multiple projects with an emphasis on innovation, development of new products, product specifications, and procedures to support product development and testing, ensuring that products meet established GSF and external customer standards.

For more information, contact: Kevin Grow at KevinG@kanpak.us
Date posted: 10/24/16
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Quality Assurance Supervisor – 1st Shift – West Liberty Foods - #88226

Quality Assurance Supervisor is responsible for finding potential quality issues in production and implementing solutions to mitigate issues. The Quality Assurance Supervisor is also responsible for the direct supervision and training of non-exempt team members in the QA department. This involves areas of responsibility, policy implementation, philosophies and department specifications. Enforces company and departmental policies as needed to assure the level of quality that has been established for West Liberty Foods products.

Online application: West Liberty Foods
Date posted: 10/17/16
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Laboratory Technician

Position located in Kansas City.

For more information: Contact Taylor Rahe with Aerotek Recruiting at 913-333-5612

Date posted: 10/12/16
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Golden West Food Group

Quality Control Supervisor - This position will interface directly with Operations, Maintenance and QA to ensure quality, food safety and special projects. This position will report directly to the GWFG (Golden West Food Group) QA group based in California, however the position will be based in Yoakum, TX.

For more information, contact: Suzanne Cimolino, suzannec@gwfg.com
Date posted: 10/3/16
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Manildra USA Headquarters

Food Technologist - The position is responsible for both carrying out the daily lab testing activities and acting as a technical resource for sales and customers. Primary testing will be formulating and evaluating ingredients in the baking category, though crossover to other food products will occur. Travel for this position will be up to 25%.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Obtain thorough understanding of the Manildra portfolio to optimize ingredient use in a variety of applications.
  • Execute food applications research and testing to support sales strategies and company initiatives.
  • Complete customer projects identified by sales or technical team, from lab analysis to finished report and presentation.
  • Provide support for research initiatives, testing new products to identify market opportunity.
  • Perform various lab analysis
  • Keep lab maintained in a neat and orderly way to facilitate customer meetings and presentations.
  • Providing technical resources to assist sales force with new business opportunities.
  • Explore new technologies or new ways to utilize existing resources to create value-added opportunities.

For more information, contact: Brook Carson, bcarson@maildrausa.com
Date posted: 9/19/16

 

PepsiCo - Manufacturing Operations Associate

For more information and application: PepsiCo
Date posted: 9/19/16

 

 


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Internships

Quality Assurance Intern – 90925- SugarCreek

Hours per Week: 40

Wage/Salary: $12.50/hour

Job Description:

  • Organize lab equipment and calibration records. Send items off for calibration as needed.
  • Perform tracking and trending of lab results, temperature, etc. as needed
  • Create Job Aids to help with Quality, Sanitation, Lab and HACCP steps
  • Perform Glass and Hard Plastic Audits once per month
  • Perform Assessments of Equipment and Zones for Listeria Swab Program
  • Participate in SugarCreek Internship Program
  • Coordinate with other departments as needed

Qualifications:

  • Student pursuing degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Animal Food Science or other related field
  • Knowledge of and passion for the food industry
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management and planning skills
  • Strong quantitative skills especially Excel

Application Instructions: https://850.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sugarcreek/Posting/View/442

Date posted: 2/20/17

 

General Mills Product Innovation Intern

This intern will assist the Product Innovation team including the QA and Packaging team in many aspects of the development, launch, and support phases of product development. During the internship, the intern will work on several documentation and labeling projects as well as assist in many day-to-day product development tasks.

Details and application

Date posted: 2/17/17

 

Summer Intern - Corbion

Location: Lenexa, KS

Job Scope: We are seeking a highly motivated college student for a Summer internship position in our Research Development & Application (RD&A) center in Lenexa, Kansas. The successful candidate should be passionate in conducting research and application work in the areas of functional ingredients in baking and food applications. He/she will be able to learn the needed baking lab skills and work with other RD&A scientists to support their projects. He/she may also work on a small project under the guidance of other scientists and present the work or findings at the end of the internship.

Responsibilities:

  • Learn the basic baking skills and bakery product evaluation methods
  • Support other scientists in conducting baking test and data collection
  • Work on the assigned project under the guidance of other RDA scientists
  • Document experiment, collect data and run basic data analysis
  • Write report and make presentation of the learning and findings
  • Effectively communicate with assigned manager and other RD&A scientists
  • Follow up lab safety guidelines and act as a responsible and reliable RD&A team member.

Education and Experience:

  • In school student who is pursuing degree in Baking Science/Food Science or related field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other basic computer skills.

To Apply: Contact Emily Guilfoyle at Emily.Guilfoyle@corbion.com

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

Quality Assurance and Food Safety Internship Program

Monogram Food Solutions is a Privately held manufacturer and marketer of corn dogs, bacon, beef and bacon jerky, got dogs sausages, pet snacks, and other processed products. With the Company headquartered in Memphis, TN, Monogram operates seven plants employing over 2,500 team members. A fast-growing organization, Monogram Foods was recently recognized as a great place to work by the Memphis Business Journal. Monogram Foods has also been recognized on INC Magazine's annual list of America's fastest-growing private companies for the seventh consecutive year.

We are looking for undergrad students to work in the Bacon Industry this summer. Monogram's goals are to grow our own leaders and managers through hands on meat/food production settings. We have internship opportunities in the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Department and in the Operations/Production Department. This is a summer internship with approximate dates of employment of May 15thto August 15th, 2016-depending upon schools schedules.

Location: Harlan, IA

Internship Summary

To strive for quality products and processes which consistently meet product specification requirements and customer expectations; monitor and maintain compliance with USDA regulations and requirements; consistently implement requirements set forth for maintaining the highest standard of food safety for products and services.

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:

Implement Quality Assurance and regulatory procedures according to established guidelines
Provide guidance, counsel and recommendations to employees within Operations regarding good manufacturing practices, product specifications, food safety
Obtain and maintain accurate records to determine consistency of product quality, compliance to regulatory agency requirements and documentation of HACCP
Perform analytical analysis on product produced within the plant
Learn how to maintain accurate lab records and verify accuracy of testing samples, learn to submit samples and interpret results
Furnish appropriate accurate verbal and/or written reports to the Quality department and plant management regarding product/process quality and consistency, research test, process capabilities, USDA situations, HACCP
Interact daily with sanitation management, Food Safety and Quality Assurance /operations supervisors and employees
Be committed on a daily basis to routine Quality department requirements

Requirements:

Currently pursuing a degree in Food/Meat Science or related field

Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher

Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to use MS Excel and MS Word

Ability to effectively communicate

Rudimentary knowledge of pathogens-Listeria, salmonella, e-coli

Basic knowledge of HACCP, SOP'S and GMP'S

All candidates must submit an application and a copy of their resume. Please visit www.monogramfoods.com/careers to apply for this opportunity.

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

 

RD&A Intern – 90517 – Kerry Ingredients and Flavours

Job Description:

Kerry develops, manufactures and delivers the largest and most innovative portfolio of Taste and Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients and Actives for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. With revenue exceeding $7.5 billion annually, and customers in 140 countries, we help develop products that delight and nourish consumers across the globe.

Kerry's history of industry and customer commitment, our employees' entrepreneurial spirit, and our team-based approach to value creation has established a solid foundation from which we will build new growth. If you want a work environment where accountability, agility and continuous improvement are part of daily life, we want to talk with you.

An internship is an excellent way to gain practical, firsthand experience in the food industry. Kerry interns receive competitive pay, working as an engaged member of the team and applying academic knowledge to valued business projects. Some interns have earned academic credit for their Kerry internship; we fully support this endeavor.

While interns learn about Kerry's business and marketplace through a structured development program, Kerry leaders get to know and evaluate interns. As a result, a majority of interns receive offers for full-time, post-graduation roles with Kerry.

Kerry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics.

Independently conduct Quality Control tests, including weighing and preparing samples, conducting tests and summarizing results.

Responsibilities:

  • Test, verify and document the effects of various stabilizers, emulsifiers and processing techniques to make the best recommendations to our customers.
  • Maintain stock of ingredients, chemicals and supplies. Prepare and ship ingredients and supplies.
  • Operate laboratory and pilot plant equipment.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Perform sensory analysis and work in close proximity with our Sensory team & Market Research team to validate experimental results & provide recommendations for line extensions on our current product portfolio

Qualifications:

Recent graduate or college student in third (or more) year of coursework for Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in Food Science or related discipline.
Preference will be given to candidates with a history of academic excellence, manifest by high grade point average and/or faculty recommendation.

Candidate must possess ability to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a diverse group of employees.
  • Utilize basic math, chemistry, and food engineering principles and apply them to day to day work activities.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw solid conclusions.
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, working with concrete and abstract variables.
  • Taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products.
  • Stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting.
  • Prior experience with laboratory equipment is preferred.
  • Ability to travel or relocate for the duration of the internship may be required.
  • Experience in Bakery with an emphasis on grains or enzymes is preferred.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. All individuals will be required to be mobile as interns may work at more than one Kerry site through the USA.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at www.kerry.com/careers

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

Food Ingredient and Bio-Industrial Sales Intern – Cargill

Job Description:

All candidates must complete Cargill's online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online, and have completed the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Food Ingredient & Bio-Industrial Sales Intern (Summer 2017)

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 152,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com/careers.

As a Sales Intern for the Food Ingredient & Bio-Industrial (FIBI) Shared Sales Team, you have have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on business projects within the FIBI sales and sales operation team.

Job Responsibilities:
As a Sales Intern you will have the opportunity to:
Gain immediate hands-on work experience in one of the world's largest privately-held companies.
Participate in orientation, mentoring relationships and other opportunities targeted toward development.
Network with employees at a variety of levels, functions, and businesses within the Cargill organization.
Take 1-2 trips with the sales team to meet with customers and/or visit Cargill facilities.
Receive regular feedback on job performance.
Volunteer on community service projects across the Minneapolis/St. Paul communities.
Present a final presentation to the FIBI Shared Sales leadership team on project outcomes, learnings and final feedback of the internship activities and experience.

This is a full-time, 40-hour/week internship opportunity, lasting from May/June – August 2017.

Internship:
The internship is 12 weeks in duration beginning in May/June 2017.
A weekly salary is paid, as well as your travel costs to your internship location and back at the end of your work term.
The opportunity to network with Cargill leadership as well as other interns nationwide will be provided and encouraged.
Cargill provides housing assistance to interns who qualify (based on relocation distance).

Environment:
Team-oriented, fast-paced and hands-on
Corporate office setting

Job Location:
Wayzata, MN

Required Qualifications:
Pursuing a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program- all majors considered graduating December 2017 – August 2018.
Ability to relocate to Wayzata (Minneapolis), Minnesota
Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with or without reasonable accommodations

Desired Qualifications:
Overall 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
Bachelor's degree in general business, economics or marketing preferred
Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, with ability to influence decision-making.
Strong analytical skills, focus and attention to detail
Demonstrated curious nature and ability to manage multiple tasks with solid performance / results
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Relentless determination and courage to get things done
Effective problem solving skills and ability to manage through ambiguous situations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Application Instructions:

All candidates must complete Cargill's online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online, and have completed the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Position Link: https://cargill.taleo.net/careersection/10220/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&src=UNV10144&job=UNI05004

Date posted: 2/6/17

 

 

KDA 2017 Summer Interns

The State of Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) is accepting applications for 2017 Summer Interns through the Governor's Internship Program. Interested individuals may apply for the program at: https://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/internship.

Date posted: 1/30/17

 

PEPSICO: Manufacturing Operations Intern

To be considered for an interview, you must:

STEP 1: Request an interview via your Career Center account by submitting your resume.

STEP 2: Complete an online application on our company website.

https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25331&siteid=5105&AReq=100202BR The deadline to apply is February 9 by 11:59 pm – Interview date is February 22

Date posted: 1/30/17

 

Nestle Purina

Nestle Purina is seeking students interested in gaining hands on summer internship experience in the following disciplines:

  • Food Science
  • Meat Science
  • Grain Science
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Veterinary Science or a related discipline

For more information and application: Nestle Purina OR Nestle Purina Nutrition

Contact Dan Brewer (Daniel.Brewer@rd.nestle.com)

Date posted: 1/12/17

 

McCormick

JOB TITLE: Product Development Intern - Paid
DEPARTMENT: Technical Innovation & Product Development / USIG Flavor Division
LOCATION: 204 Wight Ave. Hunt Valley, MD 21031
START DATE: May/June 2017 (flexible)
HOURS: Full-time 12- 18-week Program

For more information, contact: teri_mascuch@mccormick.com
Date posted: 11/28/16
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PepsiCo - Manufacturing Operations Intern

For more information and application: PepsiCo
Date posted: 9/19/16


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

Research Fellow – non UK National

As part of Horizon 2020 (the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation) funding, an imminent opportunity has arisen here in the Food Industry Centre (FIC) at Cardiff Metropolitan University to develop an application for a three year post for a Research Fellow for a non-UK national (pay scales starting at £30,000 depending on experience). This post will based in the FIC, (Cardiff, Wales, UK) to undertake work incorporating consumer food safety and immuno-compromised groups with clinical practice and educational intervention.

The proposed fellowship has passed the initial application stage with an approved Horizon 2020 supervisor assigned to oversee the project completion. For the next phase of application we are looking for suitable candidates active in this field of research to scope interest in the post, following which a project proposal for the next phase of application will be developed. The three year project proposal will be developed to incorporate the research experience of the candidate and research priorities of the FIC.

You may be aware that the FIC is internationally recognized for the consumer food safety research that has been conducted here for more than 20 years. The center, a leader in Food Innovation Wales, is growing in strength with substantial links with the Welsh Food Industry with long term projects funded by the Welsh Government and European Union. Additional information regarding the FIC can be found on the website https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/health/zero2five

Any interested applicants send both Dr Elizabeth Redmond (eredmond@cardiffmet.ac.uk) and Dr Ellen Evans (elevans@cardiffmet.ac.uk) reference lists and CVs as soon as possible (by 23rd January, 2017).

Date posted: 1/23/17

 

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