Research and Development Food Scientist

Green Bay, WI
Full Time

Job Details:

  • Full-time
  • Department: Research & Development (R&D)
  • Job Location: Green Bay, WI


Under the direction of the Director of R&D, the Research & Development Food scientist develops new formulations that meet customer expectations.  Supports the development process from working with the customer to determine requirements, is proficient at formula development through the R&D process to full commercialization.  Provides ongoing technical support to the organization and customers as needed. 

Job Duties:

The list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  1. Work directly with sales, marketing, and customers to determine customer requests
  2. Develop formulations using formula development software
  3. Add ingredients and nutritional information into software package for new ingredients as required.
  4. Prepare Product specifications including analytical, microbiological, ingredient lines and nutrition panels
  5. Prepare Production Batch records for new items.
  6. Support production in initial product production runs to successful commercialization. (Requires time on off shifts)
  7. Assist in overseeing research and development technician work
  8. Conduct post production product analysis and update specifications and batch records as needed.
  9. Provide technical support to production and supply chain as needed,
  10. Cook test formulations and prepare products to be sent to customers
  11. Maintain inventories of laboratory ingredients and packaging supplies
  12. Evaluate test products for moisture, salt, pH, viscosity and other analytical specifications
  13. Maintain R&D lab and associated areas in a sanitary manner.
  14. Package samples for shipment to customers
  15. Bench top preparation/testing of products under simulated use
  16. Maintain shelf life samples and evaluate as needed to determine shelf life of product
  17. Conduct internal sensory testing of R&D samples as needed
  18. All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in Food Science, Chemistry or associated discipline.  Two years or more of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, batch record information, formulation information, etc.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and employees of the organization
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

Conditions of Employment:

Candidates subject to a pre-employment background check.


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