Sr. Food Scientist

Title: Sr. Food Scientist

Location: Buffalo, NY

Industry: Food Manufacturing

Relocation: Full Relocation Offered

Sr. Food Scientist

The Ideal candidate will have 3+ yrs experience as a Food Scientist (Desserts / Dairy) preferred.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field with 4+ years job related experience in food preparation/food industry (or) M.S. Food Science, Food Engineering or related field with 2+ years job related experience in food preparation/food industry
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematics (i.e. statistics) and their practical application
  • Broad understanding of food science (e.g. biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition, etc.) acquired through both lecture and laboratory work
  • Ability to apply technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques
  • Experience with dairy products & ice cream a plus!
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills including solid presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to compare and distinguish differences in ingredients, materials, etc. through taste, smell, touch and visual inspection
  • Manual dexterity required to operate various equipment such as scales, balances, etc.

Lead Responsibilities

New Product Development/Product Improvements/Cost reductions
  • Develop protocept and prototype products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment that meet project criteria.
  • Lead, manage, and conduct plant trials to validate formulas and processes including process capability study. Train Operations and QA personnel on critical product attributes and process controls.
  • Responsible for the development of raw materials and finished product specifications for internal and co-packed products.
  • Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems by applying advanced technical knowledge and extensive experience.
  • Sets up, operates and maintains pilot lab and research lab equipment.
  • Selects and evaluates raw materials
  • Designs and conducts shelf life studies, including product and package performance under various conditions.
  • Works with outside labs, universities, co-packed manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and equipment vendors as needed by project activity.
  • Manages and conducts multiple, independent and complex research and/or development projects. Defines project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.
  • Coordinates and completes small and medium projects or manages segments of larger projects. Defines project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.
  • Performs measurements and statistical analysis.
Technical Support – Sr. Food Scientist
  • Serves as subject matter expert for the corporation to help educate the corporation on company’s current and future product and process capability/versatility and provide product solutions.
  • Provide technical support to Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and external customers in the areas of product features and benefits, product solutions, and ingredient functionality.
  • Plans and conducts presentations of new and existing products to staff and/or customers.
  • Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation’s business objectives.
  • Provide technical support to Operations to resolve product related production issue by identifying root cause, develop technical solutions, and implement changes including training QA/Operations personnel on findings.
Record-Keeping – Sr. food Scientist
  • Documents all formulas, process development and tests which have been conducted and records results of such tests according to department protocol.
  • Prepare and document all plant validation trials according to department protocol.
  • Ensures the work environment is sanitary, safe, and orderly.
  • Maintains a sanitary, safe and orderly work environment

Compensation / Salary

  • Highly competitive salary + 10/20% bonus
  • Valued Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401K Matching
  • Outstanding Company Culture and Career Mobility