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Careers in Food Science Below are many job openings and internship opportunities in Food Science, Meat Science, and many other areas. Jobs are in industry and academia. Contact information and job descriptions are included for more details on each job.

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South Dakota State University

The Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University is inviting applications for the position of Industrial Food Engineering Technologist - Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing (IDIP). The successful candidate will serve as a resource for the application of food manufacturing engineering principles to dairy and food science research projects for internal and external clients.

For more information and application: South Dakota State University
Search for: Industrial Food Engineering Technologist
Date posted: 5/23/16


Monogram Foods

Looking for QA Managers and Assistant QA Managers to join our team here at Monogram Foods. We've got opportunities at our plants in Minnesota, Virginia, Iowa, and Wisconsin. We offer growth potential, an excellent base salary, and performance based incentives.

For more information visit www.monogramfoods.com

Contact Nielsen Ferry, 901-833-0157 | nferry@monogramfoods.com
Date posted: 5/23/16


South Dakota State University

The Consumer Food Safety Field Specialist is responsible for providing direction for implementation of educational programming to food handlers at all levels of the food system from production to consumption, and will be responsible for growing our food safety outreach across South Dakota.

For more information and application: South Dakota State University
Date posted: 5/16/16
Deadline: 6/27/16


South Dakota State University

The Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor/Extension Food Safety Specialist. This position includes research resulting in information that can be applied toward processing and preservation technologies that are effective at controlling pathogens in food while developing an extension education and outreach that focuses on local food production and extends information toward various clientele.

For more information and application: South Dakota State University
Date posted: 5/16/16
Deadline: 6/15/16


Advance Pierre Foods

AdvancePierre Foods, a leader in the food industry, is a rapidly growing company that values a talented, diverse and dedicated workforce. We have an opening for a FOOD SCIENTIST-Protein. Our rapid growth allows us to provide a wide array of developmental opportunities, and we reward associates who are results-oriented, live up to their commitments, and who can align their work activities with the goals of the organization.

For more information and application: Advance Pierre Foods
Date posted: 5/16/16


DairiConcepts - Technical QA Specialist

The Technical QA Specialist responds to customer technical inquiries timely, accurately, and professionally. This position reviews customer specifications and compares them to DairiConcepts' internal specifications. The Senior QA Specialist completes customer technical questionnaires and technical data requests. This position serves as the back-up for other Corporate Quality Assurance activities.

For more information and application: DairiConcepts
Date posted: 5/16/16


DairiConcepts - Production Supervisor

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the day-to-day production function of the plant for the assigned shift. This position is also responsible for ensuring a quality product is produced according to customer specifications and requirements in a safe manner.

For more information and application: DairiConcepts
Date posted: 5/16/16


Hershey Company - Retail Sales Representative

The Retail Sales Representative will ensure flawless execution of store level sales and promotion plans with customer retailers in assigned territory. The territory consists of high volume food chain grocers and mass merchandiser customers. The RSR masters retail execution plans by driving incremental sales, implementing and maintaining best-in-class promotional and merchandising strategies, and ensuring 100% distribution on authorized Hershey items across all classes of trade.

For more information and application: Hershey Company
Date posted: 5/16/16


Smithfield Foods - Food Safety Analyst

This position assists the Food Safety Manager to ensure the food safety system at the plant is properly written, documented and implemented - thus ensuring USDA regulatory compliance and the production of safe and wholesome meat products. The Food Safety Analyst position is for Food Safety employees with the appropriate educational requirements as well as two plus years of experience in Food Safety.

For more information and application: Smithfield Foods
Date posted: 5/16/16


Production Team Advisor - Schreiber Foods

Clinton, MO
Carthage, MO

Date posted: 5/9/16


Penn State University

The Department of Food Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park is seeking applicants for a full-time Instructor/Undergraduate Program Coordinator.

For more information and application: Penn State University
Date posted: 5/3/16
Deadline: 8/1/16


JBS Trainee Program: Developing Future Leaders – JBS USA INC

This 18-month management training program provides you the opportunity to customize your experience within the business. The program focuses on giving you in-depth experience across multiple areas of our operations. Over the course of the program you will obtain skills necessary to read complex situations, solve the problems associated and carry out solutions.

For more information and application: JBS USA, Inc.
Date posted: 4/25/16


Food Quality Managers – Advance Pierre Foods

The Quality Manager is responsible for the food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance of the manufacturing location and for driving a culture of continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility.

For more information and application: Advance Pierre Foods
Date posted: 4/25/16


Food Applications Scientist – ICL Group

For more information and application: ICL Group
Date posted: 4/25/16


Food Scientist – Chinese-English – Wonton Foods Inc

Responsible for routine monitoring of food safety and quality aspects of Nashville facility. Primary functions are to: (1) provide technical support to production, (2) monitor plant operation to ensure food safety and quality programs are properly followed; (3) participate R&D activities and coordinate plant trails; (4) training.

For more information and application: Wonton Foods
Date posted: 4/25/16


Food Technologist – Materials – Russell Stover Candies

The Food Technologist-Materials role is based within the R&D/QA function at Russell Stover Candies. The Food Technologist will play a critical role in researching and evaluating alternative raw materials and suppliers in anticipation of changing market trends. The focus of this role will be on specifications, supplier documentation and overall progress in raw material quality and status. This role reports to the Senior Manager Food Science and Regulatory Affairs.

For more information and application: Russell Stover
Date posted: 4/25/16


Research Scientist - Natural Polymers – Ingredion Incorporated

The Research Scientist in our Quality Methods and Analytical Sciences group will be responsible for all aspects of development, validation, and implementation of methods for new and existing products within Ingredion. The incumbent should have a strong understanding of the chemistry, rheology, and structure-function relationship of starch and hydrocolloids. Additionally, it would be beneficial to have practical knowledge of statistics related to method development and validation as well as spectroscopic or physical testing methods as it relates to starch or similar hydrocolloid testing.

For more information and application: Igredion
Date posted: 4/25/16


Quality Assurance Specialist - Smithfield Foods

This position is responsible for ensuring the overall quality in their assigned areas through the management of regulatory, company, and customer policies, programs and work instructions. Ensures all products meet company specifications and are produced in a wholesome manner that meets Company requirements. This requires working closely with other departments on production issues/situations, product dispositions and investigations into root causes for deficiencies. Must assist in managing quality programs and exercising technical expertise, including training, assessing performance and making improvements.

For more information and application: Smithfield
Date posted: 4/25/16


Quality Research Specialist

Insight Systems Corporation is seeking a Qualitative Research Specialist for the Feed the Future Knowledge-Driven Agricultural Development (KDAD) Project. This is a Full time short-term assignment lasting 6 weeks ending June 30.

For more information and application: Insight Systems Corporation
Date posted: 4/25/16


Food Technologist

Pay: Salaried, $40k-$45k starting salary
Location: Mount Pleasant, WI


  1. Bachelor's Degree in Food Science
  2. Any academic emphasis with Flavor Chemistry is a huge plus.
  3. Computer Skills – PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  4. Basic professional speaking and presenting skills.
  5. Ability to travel internationally 5 times per year.


  • Work on projects and develop demos
  • Give recommendations on masking and flavor enhancements.
  • Perform capabilities-presentations.
  • Work on developing new formulations to showcase ingredients.
  • Match flavor profiles.
  • Organize and prepare samples and demonstrations for trade shows.
  • Document and record project results.
  • Perform sensory analysis
  • Work on cost-savings projects

For more information contact: John Bodnar at jbodnar@aerotek.com
Date posted: 4/18/16


Kansas Department of Agriculture

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has a wide variety of job postings that we'd like to share with you. Please feel free to share the information with anyone who may be interested in exploring new opportunities. Any questions send an email to Lindsay Pinnington at Lindsay.Pinnington@kda.ks.gov

Date posted: 4/12/16



Quality Control Lab Technician

Date posted: 4/4/16
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Swagger Foods

Research and Development Tech

Food Lab Tech

Project Assistant

Date posted: 4/4/16
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Didion Milling

R&D Lab Technician

Date posted: 3/28/16


Neogen Corporation

We are growing, and in order to continue to meet the needs of our customers we are looking for a Market Development Manager based in our Lansing offices, for our Dairy, Grain, and related segments. The right candidate for this position will be a key contributor in our Food Safety Marketing Team, responsible for creating demand in the market for our products which ensure food safety.

For more information and application: Neogen Corporation
Date posted: 3/28/16

Cool Creations - QA Manager

A basic knowledge of food safety protocol, GMP's, HACCP, and nutrition labeling. The ability to read, understand and implement changes to regulations. A willingness to contribute to other business functions inherent to a lean operation. Including but not limited to customer interaction, record keeping and other daily tasks.

Qualifications: Food Sciences degree

Application Instructions: Send resume to bobc@ccproduce.net
Date posted: 3/28/16

Griffith Foods

Associate Food Scientist

Food Scientist

Date posted: 3/21/16


Penn State University

The Department of Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Manager for the Berkey Creamery.

For more information and application: Penn State University
Date posted: 3/21/16


University of Maine

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the School of Food and Agriculture invite applications for a full-time, fiscal-year, continuing contract eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Extension Professor and Food Scientist, effective July 1, 2016. This position is joint appointment--a 90% Extension appointment and a 10% teaching appointment through the School of Food and Agriculture.

For more information and application: University of Maine
Date posted: 3/9/16


Griffith Laboratories - Food Scientist

Job Description:  Completes Griffith US Product Development projects and technical initiatives to develop new and optimized products for key clients, which support the overall Griffith Foods business strategy.

For more details and application: Griffith Laboratories
Date posted: 2/29/16


Dairy Concepts

Scientist - Concentrates

For details and application: Dairy Concepts
Date posted: 2/29/16


Iowa State University

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University invites applications for a Food Safety/Microbiology PhD or MS Graduate Research Assistant position to assist with fruit and vegetable extension program and research under Dr. Angela Shaw. The successful candidate will requires excellent communication skills (speaking and writing) along with the ability to communicate and interact with a wide variety of clients including students, fellow faculty members and staff, extension professionals and other interested citizens.

For more information: Contact Dr. Angela Shaw at angelaml@iastate.edu
Date posted: 2/22/16
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Bimbo Bakeries

Production Supervisor positions

For more information and application: Bimbo Bakeries
Date posted: 2/8/16

C.H. Guenther and Son

C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. is a dynamic growing family privately owned corporation that has delivered high quality grain-based products, traditional flavors and our just "baked from scratch" taste for more than 160 years. We continue to be a leading supplier of gravies and sauces, baking mixes and other value-added grain based food products to Food Service and select consumer markets in North America and Europe.

Position: Production Team Leader
Location: North Kansas City, Missouri
Job Grade: 5
Reports to: Plant Manager

To apply for this position, send your resume to: akiger@chg.com
Date posted
: 2/8/16

Meat Science


Associate Food Technologist - Willmar Corporate Office

For more information and application: Jennie-O
Date posted: 5/9/16


Sugar Creek Packing Co.

Sugar Creek Packing Co. is seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic for an entry-level position as a Quality Assurance Technician to help build our QA Team. Job functions may vary but primarily include inspecting product quality hourly, documenting weights, completing operational checks, identifying food safety concerns, inspecting equipment for cleanliness, working with USDA inspector to resolve issues, and documenting HACCP and SSOP requirements. Must be detail oriented, organized, efficient, and possess effective communication and problem solving skills. Good basic math and writing skills a must. Individual shall be a quick learner and have the ability to retain information both long and short term.

Qualifications: Associate's/Bachelor's degree in Meat/Food Science or related areas is required. Prior experience in food processing environment or food plant QA position is beneficial and bilingual in English and Spanish helpful but not required.

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter, references, and resume to: ljacobs@sugarcreek.com
Date posted: 3/28/16


Smithfield Foods

Laboratory Technologist

For more information and application: Smithfield Foods
Date posted: 2/8/16


ConAgra Foods

Food Scientist position

For more information and application: ConAgra Foods
Date posted: 2/8/16


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Smithfield Foods - Operations Intern

The Smithfield internship program offers students a paid opportunity to work in an environment that fosters real-life experiences, explores career options and applies your education. You will become a part of key management meetings and participate in meaningful projects. Our goal is to provide a working environment that not only encourages creativity, but offers equality, diversity, mutual respect and productivity. Our summer internships are typically 11-12 weeks.

For more information and application: Smithfield Foods
Date posted: 5/16/16


National Beef

National Beef in Liberal, KS is looking for a summer intern to begin June 1 through August to work in their food microbiology laboratory. I'm sure the tasks would include routine testing of products and environmental samples, along with participation in special food safety projects. Do any of you know of an undergraduate or graduate student who may be looking for such an opportunity? I know their corporate food safety team very well and they are a great group to work with and students would gain a tremendous level of experience with beef processing, safety and quality.

For more information contact Dr. Randall Phebus at phebus@ksu.edu

Date posted: 5/16/16


McCormick & Company

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a full time Regulatory Intern in Corporate Quality Assurance group located in Hunt Valley, MD. This is a 12-week internship (June 2016 – August 2016) which requires 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. This is a paid position and housing allowance may be granted for out of town candidates.

For more information and application: McCormick & Company
Contact: Leah Brown, 410-771-7090 or 410-271-8794, Leah_Brown@mccormick.com
Date posted
: 5/9/16


Milk Specialties Global

Milk Specialties Global is an industry-leading manufacturer of innovative dairy-based nutritional ingredients designed to optimize health and nutrition. We have an excellent Internship opportunity available in Mountain Lake, MN, one of our Human Nutrition - Whey Protein Manufacturing Facilities. This is a paid, full-time (40 hours/week) Internship.

Application Instructions:
Please apply via our Career Page at Milkspecialties.com

Online Application Address:

Date posted: 5/3/16


JBS Internship

This 10-week summer program provides interns challenging, hands-on work experience in either a production or corporate business environment. Our world-class internship includes a built-in mentoring program, exposure to multiple aspects of the business and networking opportunities with senior management, and an opportunity to start your career in our growing company!

For more information and application: JBS Internship
Date posted: 5/3/16


Hill's Pet Nutrition

Hills's Pet Nutrition (Topeka, KS) is initiating an internship project to invent improved ways to determine product structures using advanced instrumentation and computational software. It's an important project to Colgate/Hill's, and will offer a student a strong research and development learning experience.

The intern's particular field of academic study is not a primary criterion for selection. Hill's is seeking a person with solid technical interests and academic understanding -- whether their major is grain science, chemistry or physics, biology, engineering or another technical field. Key skills must include the ability to perform key research and development activities, including:

  • rigorously executing experiments to obtain valid results
  • critically analyzing results and experimental plans, including performing computations
  • adding value to instrumental techniques, such as developing algorithms for computer programming
  • researching pertinent literature
  • synthesizing data and observations into conclusions
  • communicating with excellence by writing technical reports and giving formal, oral presentations to Hill's colleagues and management

The intern position is paid, with timing structured to fit a 10- to 12-week summer break. The intern will work at the Hill's Pet Nutrition Center campus in Topeka, Kansas.

Interested students (typically in junior year, or close to it) please email Dr. Sajid Alavi in Grain Science (salavi@ksu.edu) with their CV as soon as possible.

Date posted: 4/19/16


Idaho Milk Products

Idaho Milk Products is seeking an intern with a nutrition and dietetics education to develop a plan for marketing Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC) and Milk Protein Isolate (MPI) to university athletic programs. The intern will research the business opportunity sell MPC/MPI to university athletic programs for the preparation of daily snacks or post workout beverages for student athletes. Using the information gathered, the intern will develop a plan and supporting materials to sell to this market.

For more information and application: Idaho Milk Products
Date posted: 4/18/16

McCormick and Company

McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavor, is seeking a full time Sensory Intern in its Technical Innovation Center located in Hunt Valley, MD. This is a 12-week internship (May/June 2016 – August 2016) which requires 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. This is a paid position and housing allowance may be granted for out of town candidates.

For more information and application: McCormick and Company
Date posted: 3/28/16


Sugar Creek Packing Co.

QA Internship

For more information and application: Sugar Creek Packing Co.
Date posted: 3/28/16


Premier Custom Foods

Premier Custom Foods located in Kansas City, KS is looking for an intern to help with Research and Development, Nutritional Information, Labeling and Shel Life Studies.

Those interested students should contact Liz Dunsing at 913-269-4233 or via email at elizabethdunsing@gmail.com

Date posted: 3/28/16


Monogram Food Solutions

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

For more information and application: Monogram Foods
Date posted: 3/9/16


Sugar Creek Packing

Position Information - Operations Intern
Hours per Week: 40
Wage/​Salary: $12.50/hour
Job Description:

-Capture and document the operation flow of all equipment in the Frontenac manufacturing facility
-Document operation flows and what roles/equipment are used
-Intern would spend 30-40% of his/her time on the production floor and the balance of his/her time transferring notes to documents for further editing
-Participate in SugarCreek Internship Program
-Coordinate with other departments as needed

For more details and application: Sugar Creek Packing
Date posted: 2/29/15


Sugar Creek Packing

Sugar Creek is seeking a summer intern for the Quality Assurance Department that is motivated and interested in working in a food plant environment. Job functions will vary. This internship may include, but is not limited to the following: learning and assuming the role of QA Technicians as needed, working on special projects as assigned, and assisting the QA Manager and Plant Manager as needed. Furthermore, this internship would be a great opportunity for an individual who would like to gain experience and knowledge in all aspects of raw bacon processing, as well as ready-to-eat or pre-cooked bacon operations.

Qualifications: Agriculture, Animal Science, Food Science, Meat Science

Please send resume and cover letter to: ljacobs@sugarcreek.com

And specify that this is for a summer internship

Online Application Address: http://www.sugarcreek.com/

Date posted: 2/8/16

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