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Food Scientist

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Food ScientistProvides leadership to ensure timely project completion and possesses a high level of technical achievement. Directs projects and responsible for development products from bench top through commercialization. This is a hands-on position with emphasis on creating new products, prioritizing projects and developing PD staff.Essential Functions:Influences and collaborates with a team of peers on project assignment, coaching, and team performance. (20%)Provide effective cross-functional project team leadership as needed to support company objectives and customer projects. (20%)Independently provides bench and lab related work activities to support the development of new products, line extensions, duplications, product and process improvements and cost improvements. (30%)Monitors and analyzes 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. (10%)Identifies new sources and suppliers for raw materials in compliance with established quality assurance standards. (10%)Maintains laboratory, including upkeep of equipment, stocking of supplies and general cleaning of work areas. (5%)Studies methods to improve 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. (5%)Capable of independently conducting and leading in-house and on-site customer presentations. Leads training for new technologists, demonstrating lab safety, procedures and techniquesPerforms other related and assigned duties as necessaryUp to 30% travelTechnical Qualifications:Education/Certification:Bachelor s degree in food science, engineering, or related field of science from an accredited college or universityMaster s degree preferredExperience:Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, with an understanding of food chemistry, food safety, and related regulationsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge of (B/basic; J/journey; E/expert);Food testing concepts and techniques (E)Product development (J)Food processing equipment (J)Raw materials / product interactions (E)Food safety concepts and techniques (E)Quality assurance concepts and techniques (E)HACCP programs and related food safety regulations and processes (J)International export and food regulations (B)Food chemistry (J)Food microbiology (J)PC word processing / spreadsheet software (E)People management (B)Skill and ability to:Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manualsApply working knowledge of mathematical concepts and scientific weights and measures. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situationsDefine problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusionsTeach others the importance of concepts revolving around food analysis, food chemistry and food microbiologyCommunicate and coordinate effectively with internal and external customers verbally and in writingSpeak confidentially and effectively before groups of customers or employees of companyMaintain composure in difficult situations and endures through resistanceRead and process written information with a high degree of accuracyPerform a variety of food safety tests including water activity, viscosity, sodium analysis, pH, moisture and total solids analysisWork in a laboratory environmentWork effectively in a general business environment, with a focus on high levels of quality and customer serviceAct in accordance with company s Values and CreedAbility to collaborate and influence peer and cross functionally**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at jfee 607.22JF#LI-JF1

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Atlanta , Food Scientist, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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