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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

 

Product Development Manager – McCain Foods Limited

Job Reference Num: 28701BR

Job Description:

Together with Marketing teams, the Manager Product Development will focus on the Front End of Innovation to increase the value, the size of opportunity and success probability of high-profit concepts before entering the PD and commercialization steps. In line with the company's strategies, brand image and territory; the incumbent will work to fill the Global Innovation pipeline with new ideas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand global Appetizer business needs and strategy as well as needs and strategy of North America businesses.
  • Develop and coach direct team and other members of the broader R&D team
  • Focused and targeted PDP by individual with a focus on capability building
  • Frequent feedback and coaching sessions
  • Communicate/clarify the business vision
  • Further develop customer relationships within agreed key accounts to deliver increased volume and value NPD
  • Manage customer expectations in relation to NPD while ensuring customer satisfaction for NPD delivery
  • Linkage to pilot plant operations and provide technical expertise for processing capabilities
  • Direct linkage with McCain Marketing teams for Culinary and Ideation support. Identify product propositions against consumer trends and turn them into mass market offerings while leveraging the operational network.
  • Create/manage concepts from ideation to full commercialization utilizing the Stage Gate process and prioritization in the Innovation Leadership Team (ILT) meetings and then product development execution through partnership with business development teams.
  • Liaison with other functions within the Global Appetizer R&D group
  • Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelors degree in Food Science or Food Engineer degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the food industry
  • Experience leading a team of R&D professionals

Leadership Abilities:

  • Strong communication, influencing and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to communicate a vision that is clear and inspiring
  • Understands how to use various methods and tools to engage the organization to ensure commitment to change.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate work in a team environment and to build and maintain collaborative partnerships across organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with respect and sensitivity for diversity

McCain Foods and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Application Instructions:
http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2ltYmVybHkuc3RvdmVyLjQzOTQwLjQwMjNAbWNjYWluLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Online Application Address:

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

Date posted: 4/24/17

 

Safety Trainee – Smithfield Foods

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

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 employee.

The Safety Trainee is responsible for assisting the Safety Department in promoting a healthy and safe workplace at the designated facility. These duties will be accomplished by assisting in technical expertise to the plant safety and health teams, supporting safety training on safety and health topics, and encouraging active employee involvement in the safety process.

  1. A functional trainee is exposed to every aspect of their business and role. A functional trainee would be expected to know all facets of their particular piece of the business, from sales to customer service, to human resources and operations. A marketing trainee, for instance, would do some time understanding brands, then with the promotional campaigns, and then with presentations and then finally with client meetings. As such, the functional trainee becomes very flexible when it comes to skills related to his or her job.
  2. You can have a pick of the job you love most. Smithfield offers functional trainees a chance to work in departments they feel they could excel in. If you've been particularly stellar in sales, or you are interested in human resources, you could choose to work in that area.
  3. It develops teamwork. As trainees, you will be working with teams or at least a partner who will show you how things are done in the department. You will learn to work with teams of different members and at different levels. Sometimes, you will be working with a higher management, other times you'll work hand in hand with your subordinates. Aside from developing teamwork, you could also build up a mentor-apprentice relationship with the people you work with.
  4. You get promoted easily. Career advancement is the ultimate goal of training. Once a vacancy comes up, you will have a great chance of being promoted. Simply put, training places you on the radar of the company's meticulous executives.
  5. It is the best way to "earn your stripes". Being part of a Career Development Program is very much like being in school, or perhaps enrolling in an MBA program. The only difference is that you get real work-related situations and problems that need fast, implementable solutions. Moreover, as a trainee, you have a mentor who screens your every decision to see if they would be feasible. The result? You will learn more about your division or your company.

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Coordination of Safety Programs

  • Obtain overall knowledge, management and implementation of internal safety programs and regulatory compliance associated with our industry including; EIPMS, Workers Compensation, (PSM) Process Safety Management, Ergonomics, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Team and Committees, Budgets, Behavioral Based Safety and 1910 CFR Regulatory Compliance.

Administrative Documentation and Organization

  • Ensure training and document is maintained with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensure supervisory personnel are aware of employee restrictions due to work-related injury or illness.
  • Ensure employees are working within those restrictions.
  • Participate in accident investigation process.

Special Projects

  • Special projects and initiatives to work on independently and present findings to the plant management and/or corporate management as needed.

Other Duties

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
  • Work with others to plan and direct the work of the organization.
  • Evaluate work output.
  • Receive classroom instruction in subjects related to their rotational experience.
  • Attend lectures, watch guest speakers, and create projects, oral presentations, and take tests.
  • Work in different departments within a specific function to gain perspective, including marketing, sales, customer services, purchasing, merchandising, and personnel departments.
  • Handle established accounts to gain familiarity.
  • Adhere to guidelines of formal written training program.
  • Attend periodic evaluations.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in a safety or related technical field.
  • Desire and attitude to excel.
  • Planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Strong oral and written language skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to travel and relocate.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Must be able to relocate during the 24-month period rotation.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/4zk473r6jsm327nz

Date posted: 4/24/17

 

Quality Assurance and Food Safety Trainee – Smithfield Foods

Job Description:

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

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.

  • A functional trainee is exposed to every aspect of their business and role. A functional trainee would be expected to know all facets of their particular piece of the business, from sales to customer service, to quality assurance and operations. As such, the functional trainee becomes very flexible and a subject matter expert when it comes to skills related to his or her job.
  • You can have a pick of the job you love most. Smithfield offers functional trainees a chance to work in departments they feel they could excel in. Each rotation places an emphasis on providing opportunities to enhance each trainee's leadership skills, and gain exposure to growth areas of the business. If you've been particularly stellar in sales, or you are interested in operations, you could choose to develop in that area.
  • It develops teamwork. As trainees, you will be working with teams or with a department leader who will show you how things are done. You will learn to work with teams of different members across all levels of the organization. Sometimes, you will be working with a higher management, other times you'll work hand in hand with your subordinates. Aside from developing teamwork, you could also build up a mentor-apprentice relationship with the people you work with.
  • Career opportunities are endless. Career advancement is the ultimate goal of training. Once a vacancy comes up, you will have a great chance of being promoted. The Career Foundation Program prepares graduates for positions with increased level of responsibility and complexity. Simply put, the Career Foundation Program places you on the radar of the company's meticulous executives.
  • It is the best way to "earn your stripes". Being part of a Career Development Program is very much like being in school, or perhaps enrolling in an MBA program. The only difference is that you get real work-related situations and problems that need fast, implementable solutions. The result? You will have a holistic understanding of your division and company.

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Work in different departments within a specific function to gain perspective, including quality assurance, food safety, lab/specification, and research and development departments.
  • Adhere to guidelines of formal written training program.
  • Attend periodic evaluations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Working towards Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in pursuit of a food science, food safety, meat science or related degree.
  • Desire and attitude to excel.
  • Planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Strong oral and written language skills.
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to travel and relocate.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/qdm3cn24knkxrb4w
PI97507498

Date posted: 4/24/17

 

Extension Associate in Produce Safety – K-State

Job # 501088

Location: Olathe

General Description:

This position is responsible for assisting the State Extension Consumer Food Safety Specialist and other partners with coordinating produce safety extension activities in the state of Kansas, particularly to ensure that Kansas fruit and vegetable producers are aware of and compliant with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety rule.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with knowledge of produce safety as evidenced by academic courses, professional development and/or professional experience appropriate to the needs of the position.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positions.
  • Experience in coordinating trainings or other events.
  • Experience in carrying out training.
  • Proficiency with common computer programs for word and data processing.
  • Willingness to perform training in various parts of Kansas (travel)
  • Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver's license

Applicants are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Produce Safety Scientific Knowledge and Experience
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production Knowledge
  • Effective Training Delivery, and
  • Knowledge of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

For more information go to http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501088/extension-associate-produce-safety

Date posted: 4/24/17

 

Chocolate Maker – Harper Macaw

Company:

Harper Macaw is a fine chocolate manufacturer founded on a big yet simple objective: to turn chocolate into a force for tropical reforestation. We source our cacao directly from select farms in Brazil's Atlantic and Amazon rainforests, two of the world's most threatened biomes. We craft chocolate with extraordinary flavor, aroma, and texture using precision state-of-the-art equipment in our Washington, DC - NE factory. We then reinvest a portion of each sale in rainforest restoration and protection near our sources to ensure the survival of our cacao and its surrounding environment.

Position:

Chocolate Maker The Chocolate Maker's responsibility is to conduct several key functions within the chocolate making process. The candidate will assist the Production Manager as needed on a day to day basis, and will be exposed to all nuances of the chocolate making process. The Chocolate Maker needs to be able to move and adapt quickly, work happily under pressure, multi-task and meet deadline requirements with a positive, can-do attitude. The candidate should be prepared to learn and speak intelligently about every aspect of cacao production and sourcing, chocolate making processes, and the flavor and aroma nuances of cocoa and chocolate. The candidate will learn to act in accordance with the company's production 3

Core Values: Precision, Perseverance and Purpose. Responsibilities & Duties

  • Adhere to strict guidelines for safety, quality and cleanliness.
  • Operate machinery and processes involved in chocolate making (extensive training will be provided).
  • Package product by hand with speed, care and diligence.
  • Keep accurate records of chocolate making process.
  • Assist in facility maintenance and repair.
  • Receive new materials and inventory, keeping precise records.
  • Manage inventory of ingredients, equipment and supplies.
  • Perform, assist and supervise daily cleaning.
  • Taste chocolate (sensory evaluation).
  • Learn about craft chocolate industry.

This job is for you if you are/have:

  • Passion for food, chocolate and all mysteries involved in the making of food - this is essential!
  • Great attitude: no task at the factory is too small! Be willing to perform all tasks without losing sight of the big picture.
  • Personally and professionally committed to excellence.
  • Able to follow specific protocols without deviation, while also thinking critically and independently.
  • Hard worker and problem solver who approaches challenges with a cool demeanor.
  • Exceptional organization skills and a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Willing and able to safely handle heavy items (usually 12-25 lbs), often frequently and for an extended period of time.
  • Willing and able to be on your feet all day, sometimes performing repetitive tasks. Schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week). Typical factory hours are M-F 9am - 6pm. Schedule may vary depending on the workload and is at the discretion of the Production Manager to change if necessary

Applicants must submit their resume and cover letter to amanda@harpermacaw.com. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about craft chocolate and want to work at a small food start-up.

Date posted: 4/24/17

 

Program Assistant – Kansas Health Foundation #92360

Kansas Health Foundation (www.kansashealth.org), located in Wichita, Kansas is looking to hire a Program Assistant to work in a fast paced, team environment. This position will provide administrative support for the program department staff, manage staff calendars, schedule events, set-up webinars and conference calls, prepare travel arrangements and conduct research. If you are a self-starter, detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects we want to hear from you. Additional skills will include a bachelor's degree, minimum of three years of professional administrative support experience, proficient using Microsoft suite of applications and strong communication skills. Kansas Health Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Instructions:

Submit applications to mnewell@khf.org

with PROGRAM ASSISTANT in the subject line. Include a cover letter explaining your strengths and interests along with your resume.

Date posted: 4/18/17

 

JBS Trainee Program

Program Mission:

To create an external talent pipeline of college graduates and to provide technical, cultural, and leadership training to develop them into successful members of our operations management teams.

Key Facts:

This is a 12-18 month management training program intended to provide rotational work experience in a challenging and collaborative environment. Trainees have the opportunity to tailor their program to experience various disciplines and areas of interest, while also exploring the foundations of the business at the facility level. The program is focused on giving participants the skills they need to read complex situations, set innovative strategies, and execute those strategies with integrity and effectiveness. Additional benefits include exposure to senior management, participation in leadership development courses, and the opportunity to make a difference in the community. Trainees will have the opportunity to lead others through various projects and assignments.

  • The first 12 months of the program will be rotational, with the trainee spending approximately three to four months in each rotation
  • Trainees will be given challenging projects and key learning objectives to complete during each rotation
  • The last six months of the program will provide hands-on training in an area of interest to the trainee with the intention of final placement
  • Any rotation could include acting supervisory responsibilities to include attendance and vacation tracking, disciplinary actions, and performance results for the area
  • There will be several leadership and process training sessions throughout the program

The JBS Trainee Program is an excellent opportunity to give professionals the tools to be successful operations leaders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree
  • 0-3 years work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Alignment with JBS Core Values and company culture
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to demonstrate and practice leadership
  • Strong desire to work in a challenging and hands-on environment
  • Flexibility to relocate, preferred

EOE/M/F/VET/Disabled

Apply online: http://jbssa.com/careers

Date posted: 4/18/17

 

AIB International - Food Labeling Technologist

Description of Job Function:
Research and conduct technical aspects of the food labeling program.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Research technical information within the food labeling program database.
  • Prepare and review nutrition reports in response to clients' requests in a timely manner.
  • Prepare, research, and develop ingredient and allergen statements.
  • Respond to client requests in timely and professional manner.
  • Perform responsibilities in a consistent and accurate manner, requiring a high level of technical acuity and rigor.
  • Excel in an environment with detailed work, repetitive calculations where repeated referencing and research is required.
  • Maintain appropriate technical files relating to development, accuracy, utilization of the data for internal software system.
  • Promote positive working relationship with all clients, industry contacts, and employees.
  • Foster a collaborative working climate facilitating higher productivity, efficiency/effectiveness, and morale.
  • Assist other department staff and support other food labeling program functions as needed and participate in internal initiatives as appropriate and/or assigned.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor in a timely manner.

Principal Customers:
Wholesale/retail food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers.

Qualifications Required:

  • Education – Post-secondary degree in food science, bakery science, nutrition or related industry and/or equivalent experience.
  • Training & Experience -- Background in bakery or food processing, product development, regulatory compliance, food product marketing and/or applied nutrition.
  • Skills – In addition to a technical and/or scientific food background, proficiency with computers is necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software is required. Must have ability to acquire skills to effectively utilize internal software critical to completion of daily responsibilities. Must possess good organizational and communication abilities, be detailed oriented and be able to work with little or no supervision. Spanish or other foreign language skills beneficial. Experience demonstrating ability to perform similar detail oriented skills beneficial.

Other Requirements:

  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Carry out all assignments and follow all written and verbal instructions from supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Observe and follow all company and external regulatory policies, rules and guidelines.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Background check required.

Apply via our Career Center websitejobs.aibonline.org

For more information, contact: Cassie Schafer, cschafer@aibonline.org, 785-706-0242

Date posted: 4/7/17

 

Product Development Scientist – Hormel Foods Corporation

Brief Job Description:
Hormel Foods Corporation has an opportunity for a Product Development Scientist at our Research and Development facility
in Austin, MN. Hormel Foods is a $9.3 Billion Fortune 500 corporation established in 1891; a multinational manufacturer and
marketer of consumer-branded food products exporting over 1600 products to more than 50 countries. We are built on
traditions of brand strength, quality, innovation, and value, while taking advantage of new trends in technology.

Overview:
As a Scientist-Product Development, the incumbent has expertise in one or more specific areas of food science, will manage
multiple projects of various degrees of difficulty, and will contribute to portions of more complex or technical projects as part
of a larger team. The incumbent is responsible for planning and conducting tests, analyzing and evaluating the data, and
formulating conclusions to accomplish company goals and objectives. The incumbent is a resource for scientific knowledge
and on occasion, serves as a technical consultant to others within the corporation and subsidiaries.

Responsibilities:
The person in this position:

  • Plans and conducts research to develop or modify product formulations and processes.
  • Investigates, recommends, and evaluates changes to improve plant and production operations by developing new, or modifying existing processes.
  • Investigates new technologies by designing and conducting tests, evaluating and documenting the results, and formalizing conclusions in written and presentation formats.
  • Manages multiple projects of various degrees of difficulty that include input and direction from a number of marketing and operations managers.
  • Communicates effectively with Company and supplier employees at all levels using verbal, oral and written skills to accurately define requirements, interpret project goals into actionable tasks, coordinate tests at various locations with production and management personnel, document results, and present recommendations for implementing new or modified product formulas or processes.
  • Fulfills the role of technical service and scientific advisor for assisting production personnel in solving problems or providing advice when dealing with specific questions or challenges on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident or have the authorization to work in the United States. Must not now, or in the future require sponsorship for an employment Visa.
  • A Master's degree in Food Science, Meat Science, or related field (additional culinary is a plus).
  • Research and/or work experience in the area of processed/ value-added meats and fresh meats.
  • Proven problem solving, decision-making, and project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

Preferred

  • Additional 2-5 years related work experience with a food company.
  • Experience with refrigerated foods product development, HACCP knowledge and experience with food processing equipment (blenders, stuffers, injection equipment, etc.)
  • Experience with processed meats and value added fresh meats.

LOCATION: Austin, MN

BENEFITS:
Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k) with Roth option, stock purchase plan, relocation assistance, paid vacation.

TRAVEL:
Travel may be necessary 20% of the time. Varies to requirements of projects assigned.

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, or veteran status.

Please apply online at:http://www.hormelfoods.com/careers

Date posted: 4/3/17

 

Sr. Scientist – Chemistry - Hormel Foods Corporation

Company Overview:
Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Established in 1891, Hormel Foods Corporation is a $9.5 billion Fortune 500 company based in Austin, Minn. Founded upon a commitment to the highest standards of food safety and product quality, Hormel Foods continues to expand as a global maker and marketer of consumer-branded foods. Even after 125 years, Hormel Foods follows the vision of its founder to "Originate, don't imitate," and seeks out people who make that a reality. Employees at Hormel Foods are highly regarded as some of the best and brightest in the industry. A career with Hormel Foods means joining a team of more than 19,000 people dedicated to inspiring each other and bettering food for all. Learn more at www.hormelfoods.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, initiates, designs, directs, and conducts research in the area of analytical chemistry leading to the development and implementation of new analytical methods for the company. Maintains competency in cutting edge analytical chemistry and chemical theory, and researches the feasibility of using this technology in the analysis of our products.
  • Administers all activities and conducts analysis of trace level (ppm to ppb) analyses such as pesticide residue testing and maintains USDA FSIS or equivalent accreditation for the analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons (CHCs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in meat products.
  • Fulfills the role as a technical consultant/troubleshooter when more generally defined analytical chemistry problems at R&D, plant, or QC labs are beyond scope of the plant/corporate personnel.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and oversees systems to improve assay efficiencies within the laboratory.
  • Validates methods to prove the analytical method is acceptable for its intended purpose
  • Establishes robust methods. The robustness of an analytical procedure is a measure of its capacity to remain unaffected by small, but deliberate variation in method parameters and provides an indication of its reliability during normal usage.
  • Analyzes and evaluates consumer complaint samples and defective product samples sent in by Consumer Affairs, Legal, Quality Control or Operations. Consults with Legal and Consumer Affairs on complaint samples.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD, Master's, or Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a 4-10 years of food chemistry experience
  • Experience with analytical procedures and equipment such as ICP, GC, and HPLC utilizing UV/Vis, ECD, MS, MS-MS, etc...
  • Organization or participation in collaborative studies
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, initiative and creativity.
  • Good interpersonal skills including good team building and management skills
  • An understanding of basic scientific principles. Experience with ISO 17025 is preferred.
  • Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have the authorization to work in the United States.

LOCATION: Austin, MN

BENEFITS:
Hormel Foods offers an excellent benefits package. Competitive base salary plus bonus, annual merit increase performance reviews, medical, dental, vision, non-contributory pension, profit sharing, 401(k) with ROTH option, stock purchase plan, relocation assistance, paid vacation, and more!

For immediate consideration, apply online atwww.hormelfoods.com/careers

Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Date posted: 4/3/17

 

Innovation Technologist – Smithfield Foods

Job Location: Chicago, IL

Full time - 1st Shift

Overview:

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

The Innovation Technologist is responsible for helping to execute new product opportunities by delivering high performing, innovative products that meet and support all core brands goals. The responsibilities will consist of interacting with colleagues, cross functional internal team members, suppliers, internal plant personnel, and co-packers to develop and complete projects including product improvement, line extensions, and innovation.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the technical portion of the project development process from bench top through the scale-up and commercialization process.
  • Assist in the development of meat, protein and other food products to meet financial and nutritional targets within regulatory and safety program guidelines.
  • Assist in the organization and facilitation product tests in a range of environments including the Innovation Center Pilot Plant, production facilities, ingredient suppliers and co –packers while adhering to GMPs and location specific requirements (scheduling, protocols, and food safety) and assist other team members as needed.
  • Possess the ability to apply the scientific method to testing with an emphasis on data collection, interpretation and specification development.
  • Assist in the coordinating and conducting of product cuttings at the Innovation Center kitchen to objectively evaluate and compare formulations to control or existing products.
  • Interact with customers to develop, test and commercialize custom products.
  • Represent Smithfield and our family of brands professionally at industry functions and conferences.
  • Stay current with food ingredients, processing technology and immerging consumer packaged goods trends.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Animal Science, Culinary Training or related field and at least 2-3 years of product development experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with USDA Rules and Regulations.
  • Limited understanding of syndicated consumer data and basic knowledge of custom product driven research.
  • Willingness to learn about consumer insights and help translate them into finished products.
  • Creative and passionate about ideation and new product development.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with demonstrated multi-tasking and project management skills.
  • Ability to uphold regulatory, company, and customer standards.
  • May be required to travel (20-25%) and must be able to represent the company at conferences and product presentations.
  • Possess integrity and the desire to do quality work.
  • Ability to embrace a team culture and life-long learning.
  • Excellent communication skills; strong oral and written language skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Able to communicate at both a technical and non-technical level.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Corporate working environment.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant and within a pilot plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

Apply at https://careers-smithfield.icims.com/jobs/4224/job?mobile=false&width=1183&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Date posted: 4/3/17

 

Quality Assurance Supervisor – 2nd Shift – West Liberty Foods

Job Reference Num: 2635/692

Job Description:

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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Seeks resolution of team member concerns to create an environment that expresses care, concern and consistency toward all team members.
  • Promotes cooperation and dedication to superior workmanship among all team members.
  • Provides training for team members on company policies, rules, regulations and job specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Audits performance to verify knowledge transfer and adherence to training.
  • Initiates needed maintenance work orders and monitors maintenance activities.
  • Attains all budgeted and standard operating costs.
  • Monitors and enforces adherence to GMP's and specifications. Maintains high levels of sanitation, housekeeping and product quality.
  • Arranges for materials and supplies needed for daily production.
  • Reviews and approves new methods and standards. Utilizes teamwork for improvements.
  • Assures team members are paid correctly, reviewing time sheets, payroll and labor costs.
  • Works with the HR department on team member staffing, care, benefits, pay, discipline, etc. Properly documents team member activities for attendance and discipline. Provides documents to HR for inclusion in team member's files. Administrates team member vacation and leave programs.
  • Follow daily work schedule and reports variances.
  • Encourages best use of energy and resources with minimal waste
  • Inform team members about company and department activities and events.
  • Accurate data reporting and follow-up on all department inventories, production, costs, meat and supply usages, variances, time, payroll, projects, quality issues, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 2-4 years of related experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent is preferred.
  • Computer experience with email and MS Office.
  • Knowledge of Kronos or other timekeeping system.
  • Experience with inventory control is a plus.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends according to schedule.
  • Coaching and performance management experience a plus.

West Liberty Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=Y2hhcm1zLjQ4MzExLjQwMjNAd2xmb29kcy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Date posted: 3/27/17

 

Quality Assurance Manager – Minsa Corporation

Hours per Week: 40

Wage/Salary: $70,000

Job Description: Seeking a Quality Assurance Manager. Strong food safety background. Will be required to move to Texas.

Job Location City: Muleshoe

Position Type: Full-time Entry Level

Majors: AG-BSM-Bakery Science & Management, AG-FDSC-Food Science, AG-FDSCI-Food Science & Industry B, AG-GRS-Grain Science

Expiration Date: 4/20/2017

Contact Renee Zarate at rzarate@minsa.com

Date posted: 3/27/17

 

Food Microbiologist

Great Plains Analytical Lab is looking to hire up to three people. What we are specifically looking for are food science and/or microbiology folks. We are a full-service analytical food testing lab. We recently expanded our footprint to include a state of the art microbiology lab, and also stand as the premier grains and flour lab in the country. We are kind of low-key and don't make as much noise as some of our competitors. We are located just North of Zona Rosa, so easy driving distance from anywhere in the Kansas City Metro.

We are looking for a basic Food Microbiologist, someone able to run ELISAs (allergens) and carbohydrate tests (beta-glucan, amylose, etc...., and then someone to run farinographs, alveographs, etc. on doughs etc. If you are aware of anyone that you think might fit the bill, feel free to give them my email, and forward their resume. This is planned to be a rapid turnaround to get someone on board, so recent grads would be best.

Contact: J.D. DeVault at jdevault@gpalab.com

Date posted: 3/20/17

 

Food Scientist – Wichita, KS area - KanPak

The Company

Our client, KanPak® LLC founded in 1965, began as a family-owned dairy company based in Arkansas City, KS. From the beginning, KanPak has led the way in the development of aseptic processing and packaging for beverages and desserts. In 1983, KanPak was one of the first companies in North America to qualify, process and aseptically package low acid foods.

KanPak continued to grow and expand, creating some of the most successful new product introductions in the foodservice industry. The late 90's saw international expansion into Mexico to service the burgeoning Central and Latin American markets, and in the early 2000's, KanPak China was created to service the domestic Chinese market as well as the broader Asian market based on KanPak's Export capabilities and licenses. Learn more about our client at www.kanpak.us

In 2012, Golden State Foods became partners in KanPak China with the combined companies continuing to expand their product offering and bring on new customers in China and throughout Asia. This success culminated in 2013 with Golden State Foods acquiring controlling interest in KanPak LLC with the newly combined entity poised for further international growth and success. The newest addition to the KanPak facility line-up is in Penn Yan, NY. Acquired in December of 2014, the plant has liquid aseptic processing as well as yogurt capabilities, and provides a second North American facility to service the Northeast region. Learn more about GSF at www.goldenstatefoods.com

The Golden State Foods partnership ushered in a truly world class, state of the art focus on its people, processes, technology, and customers that have placed KanPak on a growth and efficiency trajectory that is second to none and KanPak has quietly become THE "darling" division of Golden State Foods. Metrics and KPI's have been installed, leadership teams have been set up, key roles have been defined, manufacturing has been streamlined and a formal capital equipment plan and succession plan are now in place.

Further, the Golden State Foods partnership is "worth something" as they have become a destination employer in the food industry and a special place to work for more than 4,000 dedicated employees worldwide. GSF is the premier manufacturer/distributor for the QSR industry today serving world class brands like McDonald's, Yum Brands, Taco Bell, Hunts, ConAgra, Jack-in-the-Box, Starbucks and the list goes on. With over $5B in annual revenue the business model at Golden State Foods has demonstrated over and again, it works!

The Opportunity

KanPak is seeking to recruit a Food Scientist to create 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. This Food Scientist will report to the Director of Product Development of KanPak and will support the Senior Food Scientist.

Essential Functions

  • Independently provide bench and lab related work activities to support the development of new products, product line extensions, duplications, product and process improvements and cost improvements. (30%)
  • Provide leadership to others in the department and be viewed as an expert throughout the company. Provide operational support. Lead training for new technologists, demonstrating lab safety, procedures and techniques. (30%)
  • Monitor and analyze the scale up, first production and quality assurance practices of the developed product through the commercialization process and identify areas for improvement to facilitate department operations. (25%)
  • Identify new sources and suppliers for raw materials in compliance with established quality assurance standards. (10%)
  • Maintain laboratory, including upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies and general cleaning of work areas. (5%)
  • Capable of independently conducting and leading in-house and on-site customer presentations.
  • Study methods to improve the quality of food such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience in support of strategic objectives. Researches new ingredients or technologies that will create a competitive advantage.
  • Perform other related and assigned duties as necessary.
  • Up to 30% travel.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree in food science, engineering, or related field of science from an accredited college or university. Experience: 1 to 5 years of relevant work experience, with an understanding of food chemistry, food safety, and related regulations. Dairy foods experience a plus.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Food testing concepts and techniques
  • Product development
  • Food processing equipment
  • Raw materials/product interaction
  • Food safety concepts and techniques
  • Quality assurance concepts and techniques
  • HACCP programs and related food safety regulations and processes
  • International export and food regulations
  • Food chemistry
  • Food microbiology
  • PC word processing/spreadsheet software

Additional skills and ability to:

  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Apply working knowledge of mathematical concepts and scientific weights and measures. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Teach others the importance of concepts revolving around food analysis, food chemistry and food microbiology.
  • Communicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writing
  • Speak confidently and effectively before groups of customers or employees of GSF.
  • Read and process written information with a high degree of accuracy
  • Perform a variety of food safety tests including viscosity, pH, moisture and total solids analysis
  • Work in a laboratory environment
  • Work effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer service
  • Act in accordance with GSF's Values and Creed

Leadership Management Responsibilities

  • Ability to lead through others, direct or indirect
  • Develop and mentor others in the department

Performance Categories

  • Productivity/quality standards: test methodology, accuracy, and reliability • Productivity/quality standards: accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness
  • Productivity/quality standards: new product development
  • Domestic and international regulatory compliance
  • Cost containment
  • Teamwork within the department and across departments
  • Project/assignment standards
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Safety standards and procedures: food
  • Safety standards and procedures: laboratory equipment and procedures

All candidate referrals will be held in the strictest confidence. Please send resume and contact:

CornerStone
5350 W 94th Terrace, Suite 102
Prairie Village, KS 66207
913-341-7655
Lisa Bruemmer
Director, Client Services
lisab@cornerstone-kc.com
Project:17-949

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PepsiCo - Manufacturing Operations Associate

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

 


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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

 

 

Student Research Assistant – KSU Olathe in Urban Food Production and Post-Harvest Handling Lab

The Urban Food production and postharvest Handling Lab at KSU Olathe is looking for a summer student worker, with potential to continue working in the fall. The student research assistant will participate in projects related to the effects of pre- and postharvest on quality and shelf life of various fruits and vegetables, having the opportunity to conduct experiments as well as participate in collaborative research. The lab performs analysis of produce quality including color, texture, shelf life, and nutritional compounds important for human health in addition to food contaminants from the urban production environment. Our projects involve local farms, sustainable agriculture, and studying pre- and postharvest practices to increase quality of local crops.

Skills and qualifications

Required:

  • High personal motivation, self-management, and detail-oriented; ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without direct supervision.
  • Capacity and wiling to learn new research methods and operate lab equipment.
  • Must be a currently enrolled student.

Preferred:

  • Strong written communication skills and exiting computer skills with Microsoft Office and statistical software.
  • Knowledge in basic lab work including pipetting, washing glassware, analytical balance operation, and willingness to learn various analytical chemistry methods.
  • Familiarity with safe laboratory procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist during harvest days for preparing samples and storage, and analysis. Will occasionally help with harvest in the field at the K-State Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension Center.
  • Implement research quality control procedures.
  • Clean laboratory glassware and equipment.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Position Details:

  • Laboratory location at Kansas State University at Olathe Campus
  • Generally flexible hours, 5-20 per week, with salary of $10 per hour

To apply or for questions, contact and/or send resume to Dr. Helena Chiebao (chiebao@ksu.edu)

Date posted: 3/13/17

 

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

 

PepsiCo - Manufacturing Operations Intern

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


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