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Product Development and Innovation Associate

Company Description: Simple Mills is a rapidly-growing, Chicago-based food company that makes delicious baking mixes, crackers, and frostings from simple, whole-food ingredients. In our company's short history, we've gained instant consumer acceptance and tremendous momentum in the marketplace. A few highlights include:

- Baking Mixes: We are the #2 largest natural baking mix company by dollars sold and #1 for dollar sales per point of ACV in the natural channel and #1 for dollar sales per TDP in the conventional channel among natural baking mix brands.

- Crackers: We are already the #3 largest natural cracker brand after our launch of crackers in March 2016. Out of the top 20 natural cracker brands, we are the #1 for dollar sales per TDP in the natural channel.

- Frosting: Launched one of the only organic frosting products on the market, which is quickly gaining scale and distribution

- Additional products to be released in February 2017. - We have retail distribution in over 7,500 stores nationwide including Whole Foods, Target, Albertson's / Safeway, Wegman's, and Sprouts.

- We have been endorsed by top press and magazines, including: The New York Times, Forbes, Inc, Grocery Headquarters, Rachel Ray, Health Magazine, Natural Food Merchandiser, Food Business News, and more.

Role Description:

The Product Development & Innovation Associate will be a critical role in helping to develop Simple Mills' products. The position will report up to our VP of Manufacturing and Commercialization, and will work on both new and existing Simple Mills products. Responsibilities will include:

· Partnering with the CEO to develop new Simple Mills recipes, identify iterations, and solve potential recipe challenges.

· Channeling creative ideas and solutions from across to organization to improve the flavor, texture, nutrition, quality, or cost profile of Simple Mills products.

· Partnering with the Vice President of Manufacturing to commercialize new products or make modifications to existing products in the manufacturing facilities.

· Working with the Procurement Manager to source and test unconventional natural ingredients to help solve for product parameters.

· Identifying and partnering with outside food scientists to gain additional expertise as necessary.

Position Requirements:

· At minimum 3 years' experience in food science or a related position

· BS Degree or equivalent (ideally in food science, engineering, or related field)

· Advanced Excel proficiency (ability to structure data, utilize advanced formulas, analyze data, manipulate and cross-reference different sheets)

· Structured thinking processes to methodically test sets of variables

· A passion for natural food and healthy eating as well as a desire to change the way we think about ingredient labels

· A strong attention to detail, tenacity, and a strong sense of urgency

· The position requires 20 – 40% travel.

Benefits of Working at Simple Mills:

· Make a huge impact as a key member of an emerging brand that's changing the way we eat and facing explosive growth.

· A smaller team with the ability to make a huge impact on the business. We all wear many different hats and are super- passionate about healthy, tasty food, and delivering Simple Mills products into every consumer's hands!

· Delicious, real food goodies that you'll struggle to keep your hands off of!

Compensation will be competitive for the ideal candidate. The position is for an immediate start in Chicago. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to careers@simplemills.com. For your cover letter, we're most interested in knowing why you want to join the Simple Mills team, any relevant skills for the position and two food brands you admire most (and why). And as a fun aside, we'd love to know what foods we would find in your kitchen if we paid you a surprise visit today!

Date posted: 8/15/17

 

Analytical R&D Junior Scientist

Qualifications:

· B.S.in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry Engineering or other relevant curriculum.

· Familiar with analytical instrumentation including HPLC, GC and AAS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Performs sample preparation and testing using advanced analytical techniques including HPLC, AAS and GC.

· Assigned to analytical and applied R&D projects as directed.

· Supports other company laboratories by conducting routine analytical testing for product release, as directed by Lab Coordinator.

· Records, collates, evaluates, and interprets experimental data and converts into relevant reports with appropriate recommendations and conclusions.

· Ability to work in close proximity to and share workspace with others.

· Ability to work with and without supervision. · Well organized and motivated.

· Ability to work well under a deadline.

· Good work ethic and positive attitude.

· Ability to read and follow instructions; excellent attention to detail.

· Ability to work quickly and efficiently, while maintaining accuracy.

· Ability to cope with change in an unstructured environment.

· Demonstrate good cooperation with production personnel and schedules.

Technical Competencies:

· Knowledge and application of Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Lab Practices.

· Proficient in math and basic algebra.

· Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.

Non-technical Competencies:

· Ability to pay strong attention to detail. Multi-task effectively.

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

· Effective spelling, grammar and written communication skills.

· Effective oral communication skills.

· Ability to work well in a team.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

· Performs other duties as assigned.

· Gain knowledge of the product development process.

Work Conditions:

· Be able to work in a manufacturing and/or lab environment with equipment and raw ingredients.

· Be able to work outside of standard business hours in order to accommodate research activities.

· Ability to work effectively and appropriately in manufacturing and/or laboratory with the following conditions: Strong odors, chemicals, reagents, product dust.

· Be able to move up and down stairs.

· Occasionally move heavy objects with assistance if necessary.

· Possible chemical exposure and hot liquid or other hazards while conducting activities within the plant or laboratory.

Performance Factors:

1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work. Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.

2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues and individuals inside and outside the Company.

3. Relationships with Others: The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, peers and individuals inside and outside the Company. The employee exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.

For more information go to:

https://agropurus.applicantpool.com/jobs/159379.html

or contact Elizabeth Teigland at 507-665-8861 ext 32871 or email at Elizabeth.Teigland@agropur.com

Date posted: 8/7/17

 

Quality and Food Safety Manager

Location: ArrowHead Mills – Hereford TX

Will consider new or recent graduates

Basic Purpose:

Manage and oversee the entire plant's food safety and quality functions consistent with FSMA requirements, SQF standards, Food Safety principles, allergen controls and GMP practices. Review raw material and finished products for compliance to regulation and specification. Active leader in ensuring all aspects of the plant's Food Safety programs and Regulatory Compliance are maintained to the highest standards. Participate in ongoing review and evaluation of the plant's SQF program as an SQF Practitioner and assist in employee training of SQF principles and pre-requisite programs. Manage and oversee daily laboratory functions, the Sanitation Team and Pest Control activities. Tasks are to be completed while maintaining the highest safety, food safety and quality, cost and GMP standards in a high speed manufacturing environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Develop, maintain and implement a Food Safety Plan complying with all regulatory requirements. Specifically, compliance with the Preventive Controls for Human Food rules. This will encompass but is not limited to managing an effective process controls program, allergen program, sanitation and environmental monitoring programs. Keep current on changing industry landscape and ensure compliance and continuous improvement.

· Understand and insure compliance of Arrowhead Mill's SQF program and insure compliance with related policies and procedures.

· Supervise, monitor, and evaluate hourly QC staff/Lab Technicians to insure all QC checks are performed as required and in compliance with all Food Safety programs, and provide training where needed

· Insure time-critical tasks such as allergen tests, CCP checks, Positive Release protocols are completed promptly and provision is made for communication and coverage during employee absences

· Oversee and/or assist in all laboratory activities associated with the evaluation of company products, raw materials, packaging and manufacturing processes through documentation and reporting of laboratory results by collecting, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing and disseminating data

· Conduct and/or assist in organoleptic evaluations by preparing samples, materials, and scorecards; document, summarize, and disseminate results

· Monitor access and security of Laboratories; operate and maintain equipment; maintain control and insure optimal inventory of lab supplies

· Assist in investigation/documentation of consumer complaints to determine root cause and corrective actions

· Train QA personnel in use, operation, and maintenance of Laboratory equipment and performance of allergen and other quality tests

· Initiate and monitor implementation of new quality programs and procedures, test methods, and laboratory instrumentation for compliance and effectiveness.

· Maintain a safe and clean work environment.

· As an SQF Practitioner ensure periodic plant audits are conducted to ensure compliance with food safety/allergen and GMP protocols

· Be an alternate for the crisis management team and be responsible for Food Safety and Quality

· Responsible for reporting food safety and quality issues and initiate action to their immediate Supervisor or QA personnel

· Follow all Food Safety guidelines, such as, but not limited to:

GMP's, Allergen Program, Quality, HACCP Sanitation, Safety

Minimum Requirements: Two to three years' experience in a Quality Assurance/technical role or related capacity

Supervisory Responsibilities

• Directly supervises (hourly) employees in the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Department. Along with H/R Department, responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

• Contributes/participates in quality and regulatory programs, resolution of operational issues and employee conflicts; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

• Ensure annual performance appraisals are fairly written and discussed with employees under supervision.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

• Education – Bachelor's Degree in food sciences, food process engineering or appropriate biological sciences. FSPCA PCQI training and SQF Practitioner

• Experience – Two to three years professional work-related experience in quality assurance and/or quality control and/or food safety. Ability to manage an hourly staff and interface with various levels of Management.

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general food industry periodicals, professional journals and government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Read, write, and speak English fluently--Spanish language a plus.

• Intermediate or above knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software programs. Proficient in use of various "mainframe" data management systems and protocols.

• Ability to resolve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

• Ability to calculate figures, analyze financial reports, determine processing rates, work with percentages and fractional calculations.

• Strong knowledge of Food GMP's, SOP's, HACCP/Food Safety, Regulatory and Environmental guidelines.

• Experience with Organic certification and compliance.

• Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs. as required.

• Ability to meet attendance guidelines.

• Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with all contacts both inside and outside the company.

• Understanding of basic principles of the SQF program and other food safety policies/procedures

For more information contact Raul Fajardo at Raul.Fajardo@hain.com

Or 516-353-3416 - http://www.arrowheadmills.com/about-us/

Date posted: 8/7/17

 

Junior Food Scientist - R&D Opening at Happy Family

Position Title: Junior Food Scientist (Product & Packaging)

Department: R&D

Reports to: Happy Family R&D Director

Experience: 2 to 5 years

Location: Boise, Idaho

Happy Family is looking for a Junior Food Scientist for the Boise, Idaho location. This position will take a role in the development of new dry food products from concept through product launch as part of the Research and Development team. Applies food science and technology principles to new product development, product line extensions, product/process improvements, and maintenance of existing products. In addition, supports Packaging Development Manager in new packaging development.

Key Responsibilities:

Product Development (~70%)

• Develop &/or support dry products development according to the project brief to achieve cost targets, nutritional profile, ingredient statement, and desired attributes of the target product;

• Evaluate technical feasibility of new product innovations in collaboration with RD Project Managers, QA, Operations, and Marketing

• Conduct & document bench top trials, pilot plant and production trials at co-manufacturing facilities

• Design, organize, complete & document shelf life studies of owned formulations

• Develop / gather required specification documentations & follow the review process

• Maintain a thorough understanding of US Food Labeling and National Organic Program Regulations and ensure product compliance with FDA and USDA government regulations & other countries regulations as needed

• Develop and grow industry network to further expand the understanding of available products, technologies, services and innovations

• Seek out and read industry literature and as it relates to new assignments and technologies; identify new innovation opportunities

Packaging Development support (~30%)

• Collect packaging material specification sheets from suppliers • Collect and manage quality food safety documents

• Assist with analyzing packaging materials impact to product sensory quality & food safety • Research innovative and sustainable packaging formats

• Attend and document packaging trials as needed • Review product packaging information on finished good specs

Qualifications: Required

• Bachelor's degree in Food Technology, Food Science

• At least two years of relevant work experience

• Positive, can-do, proactive attitude and strong work ethic

• Excellent communication & networking skills • Strong analytical & problem solving skills, attention to detail

• Willingness and availability to travel up to 35%

• Flexible and self-disciplined to deliver meaningful results on time in fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

• Strong computer application skills, Excel, Word, and Power Point.

Preferred

• Specialized knowledge of dry food product development & food manufacturing process technologies (extrusion, drying technologies etc.)

• Food packaging experience

• Experience managing co-manufacturers

About HAPPY FAMILY:

HAPPY FAMILY is a rapidly expanding, socially responsible company offering a line of organic foods targeted to kids from 1 to 101. Our products can be found in over 10,000 stores across the country, including Whole Foods, Target, Costco, HEB, Kroger, Publix, Amazon.com, and Albertsons--not to mention local Co-ops. For more about us, please visit our website: www.happybabyfood.com.

To Apply: Interested candidates should reply with their resume and cover letter with position title in email subject line. Any submissions without both a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Contact info: jennifer@happyfamilybrands.com

Date posted: 7/11/17

 

Assistant Professor – Tenure-Track - San Jose State University

Qualifications:

A doctorate degree in Food Science and Technology or a related area is required for appointment. University-level teaching experience is required (minimum one year preferred) as well as professional work experience (minimum two years preferred) in Food Science and Technology in industry or a related field. Another requirement includes research experience. Course development, curriculum planning and grant writing experience are preferred. Applicants with an interest in Packaging and/or Culinology preferred. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities:

· Classroom instruction of Food Science courses for majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, food science for non-majors, and courses in related areas as expertise permits; curriculum planning and development; student advising and committee responsibilities; supervision of student field experiences and graduate student research activities; and grant writing.

· Liaison with industry to develop student field experiences, graduate projects, and curriculum support. Interdisciplinary collaboration with Packaging, Culinology, Nutrition, and other content areas preferred. Participation in professional organization meeting activities to food science and technology.

· Teaching effectiveness, service to students and university, and scholarly/professional achievement are required for retention, tenure and promotion.

· Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity-in-age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date: August 20, 2018

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 1, 2017 to apply.interfolio.com

Please direct questions to:

Chair Dr. Ashwini Wagle, Search Committee

Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging

San Jose State University

Ashwini.Wagle@sjsu.edu

408-924-3100

http://www.sjsu.edu/nufspkg/index.html

   

Call Hall at the Union

CALL HALL AT THE UNION is currently hiring Representatives of Excellence in Customer Service. As an ambassador for the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, you should possess and demonstrate a core set of skills including, but not limited to:

  1. Strong Customer Service awareness and attentiveness.
  2. Physical Endurance including the ability to lift up to 20 pounds regularly, and bending or stooping for the duration of your shift.
  3. Possess the ability to transition from one task to another quickly.
  4. Demonstrate accuracy and completion in recipe execution and cash handling transactions.

CALL HALL AT THE UNION offers flexible scheduling of up to 30 hours per week, with easy and convenient access to a central location, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KSU students should obtain and submit an employment screening packet from John Kessler or Kevin Snell in 139 Call Hall or Becky Ayres in 232 Weber Hall. Any additional questions or information should be directed to John Kessler, Food Service Manager, at 660-537-3855.

  

Production Supervisor – Simmons Pet Food

Job Description:

Simmons Pet Food is looking for a Production Supervisor that can lead an assigned production team to achieve goals and problem quality.

Responsible for product processing, packaging, and storage in compliance with FDA, USDA, and Simmons rules and regulations.

Leads a team of front-line employees.

Effectively communicates with and motivates employees in order to drive productivity and achieve company goals.

Supervises employees to maintain discipline, teamwork, and safety so that daily production requirements are met.

Responsible for scheduling, tracking attendance, and reviewing and approving time off for their direct reports.

Responsible for work effort and appraisal of personnel.

Supervises and coordinates the activities of workers engaged in processing and/or the development of a product or a service.

Maintains inventory records.

Requisitions ingredients and/or supplies as necessary to meet delivery schedules.

Evaluates materials and products to maintain organizational standards.

Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities between departments. Manages and utilizes various production reports.

Reviews daily production against customer requirements. Interprets, understands, and manages reports within responsible area such as throughput, yield, etc.

Meets production requirements while maintaining appropriate line speeds and efficiency ensuring quality products.

Accomplishes all paperwork in accordance with established time frames or record keeping requirements. Emphases a safe work environment. Promotes a safe work environment as well as meets safety requirements complying with all policies or regulations set forth by Simmons, OSHA, and various government agencies concerning safety, environment, handling of food products, packaging, ingredients and any related items. Creates a continuous improvement culture. Fosters a continuous improvement culture for direct reports. Ensures operations are being performed appropriately in order to improve processes and to continually find ways to drive out waste. Applies LEAN concepts and procedures to the day-to-day production operations. Accomplishes quality performance, which meets or exceeds all line, department, facility, company, and USDA/FDA guidelines or grading process for a total quality program and customer relations. Communicates at all levels in order to meet production expectations. Collaborates with the functional areas of operations such as Human Resources, Safety, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Finance, Shipping and others. Communicates at all levels to maximize processing of the highest quality product at the lowest cost possible. Manages employees. Directs and supervises employees' work activities and monitors work performance. Collaborates with Human Resources to screen, interview and hire candidates. Administers disciplinary actions and recommends performance improvement actions in collaboration with the HR Manager. Monitors work performance and recommends compensation decisions based on guidelines. Follows Simmons values to develop and maintain a favorable working relationship with all employees. Promotes a cooperative and harmonious environment in order to facilitate positive employee morale, productivity, and continued improvement.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree or 4 years related work experience with a minimum of 1 year experience in a leading role included in the 4 years related work experience.

Technical Experience:

Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction required. Must be able to read and write English. Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource management, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Must be familiar with computers and be proficient in Microsoft Office suite. Industry Experience: Preferred experience within a food processing organization.

Application Instructions:

Apply on line at simmonsfoods.com/careers or email resume to melisa.arellano@simfoods.com

Online Application Address:

http://simfoods.simmonsglobal.com

Date posted: 5/30/17

 

Quality Manager – Nashville Bun Co.

Job Description:

The Quality Manager sets the standard to meet our customer's expectations. The Quality Manager leads the facility through education on food safety, process consistency, and product specifications in order to deliver the highest standard product.

In short—the quality manager sets the course in order to meet and exceed our customer's expectations and those of the international community by way of GFSI standards.

Preferred Experience
5 years experience within a Bakery Environment (3+ years in supervision role)


Competencies

Most Important: Action-Oriented, Integrity and Trust, Drive for Results
Secondary Tendencies: Customer Focus, Timely Decision Making, Process Management, Motivating Others, Priority Setting, Problem Solving, Standing Alone, Time Management, Dealing with Ambiguity, Conflict Management, Developing Direct Reports and Others

Technical Skills

Safety:
Lead by example Promote safe behaviors by proactively seeking to reduce risk within the plant as well with the facility's QA team [Provide insights to simplify process and develop poka-yokes through Gemba walks and presence on the floor]
Safety team, SDS Audit, Allergen and cross contamination awareness/protection

Quality Systems:
Implementation, maintenance and improvement of FSMA, GFSI (BRC/SQF), FDA, USDA, GMP certified programs
Successfully led past audits knowledge of regulations (FDA)
Customer Relations (quality specifications & complaint management)
Product attribute Sensory experience
Customer specifications

Process Control:
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Non-conformance & corrective action follow-up SPC– statistical process control (CP/CPK)
Continuous improvement (Kaizen, Gemba, Poka-Yoke)

Leadership:
Talent management/development
Driving & implementing systems through others
Training and coaching technical and leadership competencies Problem Solving on an interdiciplinary team

Bakery Experience:
Formulation
New Product Development (NPD) Nutritional Experience
Troubleshooting and ingredient functionality knowledge

At The Bakery Cos. our mission is to Create Opportunities, Make a Difference, and Impact Lives.

The Bakery Companies offers a highly competitive compensation package, including salary with bonus incentives, full healthcare benefits, 401(k) program, and more.

Qualifications:

Technology:
Proficient to Advance at MS Office Suite (Excel, Access, Powerpoint, Word)

Required education:
HACCP or HARPC Coordinator Certification
FSMA PCQI Certification
Food Defense Coordinator Certification
Bachelor's Degree

Application Instructions:

www.bakerycos.com

Date posted: 5/30/17

 

Product Development Manager

The R&D Product Development Manager position works in a very hands-on environment in creating new products, building product extensions, and developing products to meet customer's needs. This position requires the management of technicians, food scientists, project leaders and multiple projects. Customer support and on-site visits to further develop their product initiatives is also a requirement of this position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan and organize activities around new products and building product extensions.
  • Create and communicate product specifications.
  • Schedule product tests with production and scheduling departments.
  • Act as a liaison with new and current customers to develop new products or improve current products.
  • Develop staff to be a high performing team.
  • Consult with current and/or new suppliers on industry trends and culinary ideas.
  • Create and revise formulations for new and current products.
  • Provide cost analysis data to Finance for cost estimates and pricing.
  • Review existing production processes for cost improvement opportunities.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on product development.
  • Participate in presentations to customers.
  • Utilize and support the RD information system which electronically warehouses batches, specifications, formulations and other pertinent data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • 5 to 7+ years of research development experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in Meat Science or related field is preferred.
  • Previous manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment of continuous change and challenges.
  • Computer experience – Microsoft Office (Word, 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.
  • HACCP, meat and nutritional labeling requirements experience is a plus.

Work Environment

  • Majority of work performed in a typical office environment in a controlled atmosphere building.

For additional information, please contact Susan Canarick, (954) 428-3888 or susanc@foodscience.com.

Date posted: 5/30/17

 

Group Manager, Pet R&D – Simmons Pet Food

Job Description:

· Simmons Pet Food, Inc.
Position Opening – Group Manager, Pet R&D

BUSINESS GROUP/DEPT: Pet Food Research & Development
REPORTS TO: Vice President, R&D and Innovation
LOCATION: Emporia, Kansas, relocation offered

Purpose of this Position:
The Group Manger role provides leadership to a team of direct reports in addition to being an individual contributor of project responsibilities. As a working manager, ensures that R&D projects involving product development are delivered in accordance with customer (internal or external) time, scope and cost objectives. This position reports to the Vice President R&D and Innovation. They are charged to keep up with latest market trends in foods and pet foods and find opportunities which may provide opportunities for innovation for the Company and its customers. They should also be well versed in both product and process development. The Group Manager is responsible for the development of new products and / or improvement of existing products, takes leadership in innovation and technology initiatives to meet customer support and strategic business objectives.

Essential Position Responsibilities:
Project, Product Champion. Product champion for responsible product platform.

· Manages product portfolio and ensures adequate balance of project distribution within team.

· Ensure that proposed timelines fit with prior project performance history (by type and customer) as well as existing project load of assigned individual and that the project plan proposed includes all necessary steps.

· This position primarily fits new customers into our existing array of products or develops line extensions or product improvements for existing customers.

· Meet with customers independently of supervisor, with sales account manager to define scope of new projects.

· Assist in evaluation of target brand evaluation and monitoring efforts. Demonstrate leadership qualities with respect to project management, product design capabilities with strong communication skills.

· Maintain competence as a scientist by attending technical meetings to identify new opportunities with respect to product/process.

· Ability to make decisions and implement action towards project plans.

Product Development.

· Competent in the full length of the product development cycle, which includes conceptual development, formulation, implementation, process validation and continuous management and improvement. This individual will work closely with the technical staff of customers or suppliers, mentoring junior and senior scientists.

· Reviews work output of direct reports, approves for next phase of process and mentors and develops staff skills.

· Develop, bench test, scale-up, and commercialize new products/technologies in accordance with guidelines established in Project Initiation Request.

· Factors include product attributes as well as development costs, finished product costs, and timing.

· Demonstrate product and project ownership to ensure that all parameters are optimized for won and team projects.

· Plant tests will be scheduled and supported throughout commissioning phase, with the ability to develop a contingency plan as needed.

· Review product formulations/process characteristics across products and plants and identify opportunities to simplify the system and/or capitalize on cost savings opportunities.

· Make suggestions to supervisor and, if applicable, senior operations management regarding potential improvements.

Nutritional, Regulatory and Finished Product Compliance.

· Utilize existing product formulation approach to assure finished product nutritional adequacy (label and nutrition claim) applying statistical data from key raw materials (z values).

· Develop a label deck from a master formula which considers all potential processing locations.

· Submit product for analytical or animal testing as required by supervisor and summarize results.

· Participate in project teams to valuate product non-conformance incidence with products under their total portfolio responsibility.

· Collect and analyze information as required to analyze raw material/process interactions.

Process, Operations and Supply Chain Support.

· Lead supply chain initiatives including formula transfer among plants, evaluation of new suppliers of raw materials, increased or decreased use of existing raw materials, and evaluation of processing parameters.

· Assist in process evaluation testing as required by supervisor.

· Develop knowledge of critical process points in conjunction with process engineering group.

· Summarize results of previous tests and of sequential processing conditions or runs for a particular formula to assist in troubleshooting and data interpretation.

Project and Portfolio Management.

· Manage the total project portfolio in accordance with overall directive of supervisor for own and team projects.

· Issue project updates and alert supervisor of circumstances which may impact ability to deliver desired results with contingency plan in place.

· Issue project final reports are requested.

Participates as a member of the Team.

· Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies; coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings.

· As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc.

· Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforces actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives:

· Is familiar with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality, security, office environment, company policies); understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.

Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives: This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Group Manager, Pet R&D and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position. Commitment to quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of the business is essential.

Physical Activities:

· Must be able to work on computer for an extensive amount of time. Must be able to stand or walk for many hours in any of our production facilities.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

· As needed in required environment.

Travel:

· Travels domestically to and from multiple facilities or work-sites or customer visits, often requiring overnight stays. Travel to meet with direct reports on scheduled basis. Approximately 25% travel.

Technical Experience:

Must have excellent computer skills with respect to the Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Concept 5 is a plus. Will be expected to quickly learn the business integration software suites including JDE and IQS.

Industry Experience:

R&D knowledge/experience in food or pet food preferred. Experience in commercial product development and in the pet food industry is desirable, particularly if it involves pet foods. Knowledge of animal nutrition and food formulation is a plus. A working knowledge of current pet food regulations in various countries is highly desirable. Should have a working knowledge of process mapping. Must have leadership qualities and flexibility with respect to job requirements. Knowledge of specific requirements in the US is essential to successful job performance.

Minimum Education:

B.S. in Meat Science, Animal Science, or Food Science with 5+ years experience in product development and technical services is required, particularly in pet food. Experience requirements are commensurate with education. Knowledge of animal nutrition and food formulation and thermal process is highly desirable. Experience in commercial product and/or process development is required.

Competencies:
Judgment: Demonstrate professional judgment, researches and integrates relevant information and data.
Planning and Improvement: Plan for and improve performance, develops and implements plans, practices and processes to better achieve organizational goals.
Execution and Results: Focus on execution and results. Aligns and pursues work activities to achieve the mission and business priorities of the organization.
Problem-solving, decision making, conceptual and project management skills are essential
Demonstrate Oral & Written communication skills at all levels.

Strong data entry skills are required (accurate and efficient).
Intermediate to advanced level skills in Excel and PowerPoint as well as experience preparing documents for presentation.
Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously with some degree of independence and to self-prioritize in a fast paced environment.
Ability to work as part of a team and work effectively with a geographically dispersed group.
Negotiation and selling skills are a plus.

Application Instructions:

Please contact Beverly Morrison at beverly.morrison@simfoods.com

Online Application http://simfoods.simmonsglobal.com

Date posted: 5/15/17

 

Production Manufacturing Trainee – McCain Foods Limited

Job Reference Num: 29001BR

No of Openings: 2

US$41700 - US$55000 per year

Job Description:

The PMT (Production Manufacturing Trainee) role exists to strengthen the capability in our plant manufacturing network through development that enhances our talent pipeline for critical roles in Manufacturing, such as Plant Managers. The PMT program is aimed at providing high potential, talented graduates a strong foundation for understanding McCain's business to develop into future leaders for McCain. PMT trainees will be paired closely with senior experienced subject matter experts within McCain operations and plant teams to learn all aspects of the manufacturing process.

Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Observe experienced staff and gain knowledge about process, procedures, methods and standards that are required for performing a supervisory role within each of the program focus area
  • Complete a structured development plan consisting of training courses and applied learning experiences of rotational assignments within the manufacturing process with required assignments
  • Actively participate in the curriculum development of the PMT program through creation of structured assignments that deliver expected learning outcomes
  • Complete assignments in each of the program focus areas within the manufacturing process assuming a front-line supervisory role (ie. receiving, processing, packaging, quality, etc.)
  • Organize and lead work teams within assigned focus area including scheduling, safety, daily operations performance management
  • As a PMT, the role will oversee a crew of people within the program focus area for the duration of the rotational assignment. Decision making will increase upon completion of the full production process
  • Build experiences / projects that enhance learning and knowledge transfer
  • Create assessments that ensure learning achieved
  • Regular assignments and operational analysis and reporting are required throughout the term of the program
  • Organize and lead meetings as required.
  • Consultation and sound judgment in analyzing daily metrics to determine best course of action

Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Sound fact based decision making and problem solving ability with a focus on delivering results
  • Project Management discipline and principles as demonstrated in leading successful project initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound pragmatic solutions in resolving day to day operational challenges with people
  • Clear understanding of manufacturing business process in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of statistical process control and data management
  • Working experience leading and training others
  • Experience in process design and productivity improvements
  • Demonstrated experience leading and influencing others
  • Understanding of lean principles and methodologies
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to work rotating shifts as required to operate production facilities and meet customer demands
  • Fact based decision making and problem resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and lead projects/work teams
  • Communicate relentlessly
  • Strong organizational, written/oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Strong multi-cultural empathy and ability to work with diverse cultures, levels
  • Ability to earn the respect, acceptance and trust of peers, subordinates and superiors
  • Team player who is a champion of change
  • Ability to travel and willingness to be globally mobile

Education and/or Experience:

Education: BS Engineering, BA Business, or related field. Must be fluent in English. A second language is preferred.

Experience: Ability and willingness to relocate within and outside the US is preferred. Previous leadership experience is preferred along with demonstrated success in dealing effectively with people. Resilient, confident, display keen business awareness, team player, effective communication, results oriented and open minded are essential.

McCain offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, PTO, and 401k with company match. McCain Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V, providing a drug free and smoke free work environment.

If you are qualified as listed above, and interested in a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop your career in manufacturing management with the McCain Foods Team, submit a current resume using the careers link at www.mccain.com.

Application Instructions:

http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=d2VuZHkubHVuZGJlcmcuNzkwNjEuNDAyM0BtY2NhaW4uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Online Application Address:

http://www.mccain.com/GoodPeople/joinMcCain/Pages/Careers.aspx

Date posted: 5/15/17

 

Assistant Professor – Meat Science – Kansas State University

Position: Assistant Professor, Meat Science

Department of Animal Sciences and Industry

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Appointment: Full time, 12-month, tenure-track position (60% Research, 40% Teaching)

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Develop a well-recognized, dynamic meat science research and teaching program
  • Establish and maintain a competitive, extramurally funded research program in the area of meat and/or lipid chemistry
  • Provide instruction to graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate's area of expertise
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to team-oriented research, and the development and success of students
  • Participate in management of Meat Science Laboratories
  • Collaborate with other faculty and participate in departmental and Meat Science activities/programs
  • Mentor graduate students and advise undergraduate students

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of hire in Meat Science, Animal Science or Food Science
  • Knowledge and experience in meat science
  • Demonstrated excellence in research
  • Knowledge of meat and/or lipid chemistry
  • Interest or demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses in meat, animal or food science
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Expertise in the area of meat and/or lipid chemistry or closely related field
  • Experience and knowledge in the meat/food industry
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding
  • Strong academic publication record
  • Taught or assisted in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate meat science courses
  • Experience conducting collaborative, interdisciplinary research
  • Experience in both graduate and undergraduate advising
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and a commitment to expanding and fostering diversity

Departmental Description: The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry offers strong teaching, research, and extension programs with approximately 56 faculty, 1,226 undergraduate, and 183 graduate students. Meat Scientists are also involved and cooperate in programs with the Food Science Institute and the Kansas State University Olathe campus. More information about the department can be found at http://www.asi.k-state.edu.

Application Procedure:

Please visit the job announcement at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/enus/job/501191/assistant-professor-meat-science-lipid-chemistry and complete the PageUp application process as well as upload:

  1. A cover letter clearly describing how the candidate meets the required and preferred qualifications,
  2. A one-page summary of the candidate's research philosophy and goals,
  3. A one-page summary of the candidate's teaching philosophy and goals,
  4. A detailed curriculum vitae, 5) official copies of all university transcripts and 6) a list and contact information for 3 people who may be contacted with regard to the applicant's professional qualifications.

Review of Applications: Review of applications will begin July 2, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Questions: Please direct all questions regarding the position announcement and application procedure to Dr. Travis O'Quinn, Search Committee Chair, at travisoquinn@ksu.edu or 785- 532-3469.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States. Equal employment opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

Background screening statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Date posted: 5/15/17

 

Kemps Operations Management Trainee – Dairy Farmers of America

This position will work in concert with the production employees and plant management to become proficient in managing the production floor and plant activities. This Management Trainee will work at Kemps manufacturing locations over a 12-24 month period to gain knowledge of the internal operations of the entire facility and develop a deep understanding of safety, quality, environmental, and maintenance programs. The Trainee will be responsible for learning and working effectively within our culture, value system, and business model. This individual will gain experience with all disciplines to ensure a thorough understanding of the locations business model by learning how each department works together and impacts one another.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops an understanding of the Key Performance Indicators at the facility in Safety, Quality, Cost, and Engagement; analyze trends and current challenges and assist in building and implementing action plans for improvement.
  • Develops an understanding of pasteurizing, separating, freezing, cooling, filling, mixing, standardizing, packaging, and storing operations of milk, ice cream, and cultured products.
  • Assists production management team in scheduling and develops an understanding of the proper amount and variety of products to be produced based on each order.
  • Promotes positive and productive working relationships. Understands and effectively applies work rules, union contract provisions and employment policies. Actively engages with employees through shift meetings and other methods of communication.
  • Takes the lead to identify and execute on a continuous improvement project from concept to completion in the areas of safety, cost, or quality.
  • Undertakes a capital expenditure request from inception to Capital Screening Committee approval.
  • Actively promotes safe work behaviors and holds self and others accountable for following safety rules and regulations. Completes accident/injury investigations. Participates in and understands plant safety programs.
  • Proactively identifies ways to increase operational efficiency and contain costs. Identifies and implements best practices in establishing SOP's and managing labor. Thinks creatively and develops alternative possibilities to drive improvement.
  • Practices leadership techniques and engages in labor relations to better manage employees and effectively oversee the production floor and plant activities.
  • Performs other duties as determined by business needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Dairy Science, Microbiology, or related area

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of fundamental methods of quantitative analysis and accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of dairy industry production processes and practices preferred, but not required at time of hire.
  • Ability to lead and manage work teams within the department and extend to other departments as needed.
  • Supports, demonstrates and promotes Kemps' Values. Integrity (Build Trust), Passion (Carry the Vision), Performance (Produce Results), Quality (Lead the Way), Innovation (Make It Better), Accountability (Own It).
  • Ability to relocate and/or travel to various manufacturing locations over the course of the program.

Online Application Address: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1104941&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000215866906

Date posted: 5/8/17

 

Kemps Logistics Management Trainee – Dairy Farmers of America

This position works within the Kemps Supply Chain over a 12-24 month period to gain knowledge of the internal operations and logistics. The expectation is for this position to work with supply chain planning, distribution, and warehouse employees in multiple roles to become proficient in logistics knowledge and supervisory skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops an understanding of the Key Performance Indicators at the facility in Safety, Compliance, Quality, Cost and Engagement; analyze trends and current challenges, assist in building and implementing action plans for improvement.
  • Assists in the compilation and analysis of inventory and transportation data required for company performance or compliance reporting.
  • Takes the lead to identify and execute on a continuous improvement project from concept to completion in the areas of safety, cost, and/or quality.
  • Learns inventory management, transportation planning, financial analysis and/or logistics operations at Kemps which involves handling of milk, ice cream and cultured products.
  • Promotes positive and productive working relationships. Understands and effectively applies work rules, union contract provisions and employment policies. Actively engages with employees through shift meetings and other methods of communication.
  • Gains a basic understanding of supervision techniques and labor relations to better manage employees and effectively oversee the operational activities.
  • Actively promotes safe work behaviors and holds self and others accountable for following safety rules and regulations. Completes accident/injury investigations. Participates in and understands safety programs and DOT regulatory compliance.
  • Performs other duties as determined by business needs.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Operations Management, Dairy Science or related area

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic understanding of fundamental methods of quantitative analysis and accounting practices
  • Knowledge of dairy industry supply chain processes and practices preferred, but not required at time of hire
  • Desire and capacity to lead and manage work teams within the department and extend to other departments as needed
  • Ability to relocate and/or travel to various manufacturing locations over the course of the program.

Online Application Address: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1104941&d=ExternalCareerSite&r=5000215869906

Date posted: 5/8/17

 

Production Supervisor 3rd Shift – Dairiconcepts

Job Reference Number: 337-164

Job Description:

  • Reviews current and anticipated production at the beginning of each shift
  • Reviews manpower situation to determine needs for efficient operation of shift
  • Assists production employees in the manufacture of the best possible product meeting each of DairiConcepts product specifications
  • Conducts and assists others in conducting investigations to determine and correct cause of out-of-spec products
  • Assists all shift personnel in maintaining highest possible production rate
  • Observes plant safety rules
  • Instructs production employees in safe operating procedures and plant conduct
  • Helps identify safety hazards and takes appropriate steps to control them
  • Ensures the production of clean and safe food
  • Receives and relays all appropriate information and instructions from the Plant Manager to the production employees
  • Maintains effective lateral communications with other supervisors
  • Responsible for maintaining all appropriate paperwork occurring during shift hours to include absentee reports, bills of lading, production records and laboratory test results
  • Responsible for sanitation program and ensuring the proper level of cleaning chemicals are onsite

Required Skills:

  • Strong verbal and communication skills
  • Strong detail and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must be team oriented

Required Experience:

  • College degree in Management or Food Science, preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years related experience

Titles Reporting to this Position:
All assigned hourly production staff

Travel: 2%

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 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.

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

Date posted: 5/8/17

 

Microbiologist – Food Safety Net Services

Job Reference Num: MICj-17-00005

No of Openings: 1

Hours per Week: 40

Wage/Salary: 34K-39K

JOB SUMMARY

The function of this job is to perform advanced analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The position consistently exercises independent judgment and discretion in performing the application and evaluation of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in analytical testing, and the interpretation of test results. This role has training and supervisory responsibilities as needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accurately perform and read test results and notify Laboratory Management of deviations
  • Prepare and analyze samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries
  • Apply aseptic/microbiological techniques in daily workload
  • Apply independent judgement in the interpretation of qualitative test results
  • Conduct additional testing as needed based upon independent review of test results
  • Accurately perform final determination of special micros and complete final results disposition
  • Communicate results including pathogenic confirmations and maintain a positive relationship with clients
  • Report inventory and expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
  • Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, trash disposal, and equipment quality control
  • Assist in quality control duties to by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.
  • Assist with training and research assignments including troubleshooting
  • Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
  • Assisting in developing and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Share information in an open and timely manner
  • Assist with managing priorities and schedule
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training
  • Travel is required and at the discretion of management

OTHER DUTIES

  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • As needed from time to time, assist in performing Login Technician, Media Technician, and/or Micro Technician.
  • If assigned, conduct responsibilities of Branch Safety Coordinator outlined in the corporate safety manual and report to the Corporate Safety Officer for assigned duties

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This job has no regularly assigned supervisory responsibilities, although the position is expected to train others, and step in to perform supervisory responsibilities when the Sr. Microbiologist, Lead or the Supervisor is not available.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Science or related field, microbiology preferred
  • Two or more years of experience in a commercial food-testing or analytical laboratory
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
  • Familiar with GLP, OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, ISO, and USP methods and procedures
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • Ability to travel when necessary

Online Application Address:  https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1485113

Date posted: 4/24/17

 

Path Lab Analyst – Food Safety Net Services

Job Reference Num: MIC-17-0004

No of Openings:
2

Hours per Week:
40

JOB SUMMARY

The function of this job is to perform analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals. The position performs the application and evaluation of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accurately perform and read tests results and notify Laboratory Management of deviations
  • Prepare and analyze samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries
  • Apply aseptic/microbiological techniques in daily workload
  • Report inventory and expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements
  • Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, trash disposal, and equipment quality control
  • Assist in quality control duties to by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.
  • Independently pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with FSNS policies/procedures and customer requirements
  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends
  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Share information in an open and timely manner
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate degree in Life Science or related field with two or more years of laboratory experience
  • Two or more years of experience in a commercial food-testing or analytical laboratory
  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
  • Familiarity with GLP, OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, ISO, and USP methods and procedures
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • Ability to travel when necessary
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Online Application Address:  https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1485069

Date posted: 4/24/17

 

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

 


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Internships


Quality Intern – Schreiber Foods

Job Description:
This paid, summer internship will be focused on supporting food safety and quality initiatives, company objectives and plant-specific assignments. This position is located at our plant in Carthage, MO.

Detailed Description
The duties will be varied and may include:
Lead small quality improvement projects within the team, working with operations and other areas of Schreiber Foods
Creating and updating documentation for food safety, quality and lab processes
Gaining knowledge about our products and applying that knowledge to improve processes and practices
Gaining knowledge of production lines and processes
Inputting and analyzing data
Assisting with analytical testing of dairy products
Completing projects related to testing, quality systems, sanitation, auditing, HACCP, training, SQF, suppliers, and other related topics
Assisting the quality teams on ongoing project
Together with the leadership team, ensures compliance with Food Safety and Food Quality Plans, in addition to customer requirements. Interprets and communicates customer requirements to plant production and/or support groups. Establishes and Audits PCPs, CCPs and Standard Operating Procedures to define and monitor processes, to ensure customer requirements are met. Reviews incidents during which the procedures are not met, and determines appropriate corrective action for partners failing to follow standard procedures.

Qualifications:

Job Requirements
We are looking for individuals who learn quickly and thrive in fast-paced environments. Successful candidates will have:
Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Dairy Science, Microbiology, Bacteriology, Food Microbiology or closely related field.
Ability to work 40 hours during the summer
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to take ownership of assignments and complete them
Desire to grow and take on new challenges and opportunities
Ability and desire to work within a plant manufacturing setting
Ability to multi-task
Possess a strong technical foundation in the sciences; dairy knowledge desired but not required

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=70061&p_spid=3031001

Date posted: 3/27/17

 

 

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.

Contact information: Dana.Ladner@ks.gov or 785-564-6660.

Date posted: 1/30/17

 


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Fellowships and Postdoctorals

Postdoctoral Job Opportunity – NC State University

Overview

This post-doc position will provide food science subject matter expertise and partner with design and development team(s) in researching, brainstorming, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative and pedagogically sound solutions for addressing instructional needs.

Projects may include, but are not limited to, developing blended learning components for courses that are currently 100% online; creating quizzes, active learning exercises, case studies in virtual reality, lesson plans, etc.; creating train-thetrainer materials for a course on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs); producing "shrink-wrapped" courses that could be licensed to other institutions and training companies with such teaching training needs; and repurposing existing modules and publishing them as Open Education Resources for public schools as for recruitment of food science students. Specifically, this position will provide leadership in subject matter expertise, scholarly activities, and outreach activities, as outlined below:

Provide subject matter expertise in design and redesign initiatives for food science and food safety courses

• Assist FBNS faculty, staff and distance education team with the development and improvement of online and blended courses, including development of active learning exercises, case studies, teaching manuals, quizzes and other online components.

• Build positive, collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff, food safety extension agents, students, and others and actively encourage a collaborative and team-oriented approach to brainstorming, exploration and problem-solving for instructional production projects.

• Consult with internal and/or external project stakeholders on needs assessment, course redesign, project management and implementation of evaluation procedures to assess effectiveness of technologies and techniques in the teaching and learning process.

• Study the latest food science research as it relates to project initiatives and communicate findings to team

Pursue scholarly activities concerned with blended learning and distance education

• Research, utilize and evaluate current e-learning technologies such as mobile technologies, games or gamified learning objects, learning through video, and virtual and augmented reality.

• Keep abreast of trends and pursue scholarly activities concerned with food science education, instructional design, blended learning, distance education, and teaching and learning with technology.

• Mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students in research, course design and development projects, etc.

• Assist with writing grants and contracts to support program visions

Serve as a coordinator of outreach activities

• Manage and maintain marketing and advertising initiatives to increase/optimize enrollment and increase visibility of food safety distance education program.

• Manage and track enrollment of FBNS distance education courses. This entails managing the estore where participants sign up for courses.

• Assist in developing a vision for the strategic direction of the food safety outreach program.

• Manage student workers and contractors to extend the impacts of the outreach activities.

Minimum Experience

• Ph.D. degree in an food science.

• Two years' experience designing and producing web-based course materials, including instructional websites, web graphics, web resources, and other digital course materials.

• Two years experience in teaching courses/workshops in higher education, postsecondary and/or extension settings

Departmental Required Skills

• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, ability to work in a team and establish collegial relationships with faculty and staff.

• Technological savviness in using an array of instructional technologies, including hardware and software, multimedia technologies, online tools and learning systems, and distributed/distance learning techniques.

• Knowledge of emerging technologies as related to teaching and learning.

• Ability to take initiative in networking with many colleges, departments, and units.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

• High level of independence and initiative.

• Awareness of usability and accessibility considerations in instructional design.

• Experience in designing and developing complete distance education courses using distributed / distance technologies either individually or in collaboration with others.

• Knowledge of Moodle Learning Management System.

• Proficiency using multimedia hardware, software, and equipment.

• Certifications or certificates related to teaching, program evaluation, or assessment.

For more information contact clint_stevenson@ncsu.edu

Or 919-513-2065

Date posted: 5/15/17

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