Food Extrusion Scientist - Saint Louis, Missouri United States - 44488


Job #: 44488
Title: Food Extrusion Scientist
Job Location: Saint Louis, Missouri - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Global Company,  great growth


. This is a technical-track role for an extrusion scientist, utilizing extrusion technology, food science, ingredient engineering, and general process know-how in a product discovery & development role, driven by business growth in the high protein nuggets and meat alternative segments. The Role & Responsibilities This position requires a high performing individual to lead development of extrusion technology and related initiatives. The candidate must have hands-on experience in Extrusion, Food Chemistry, Food Science, ingredient functionality and/or related areas. Product development experience is essential. A demonstrated ability for leveraging pilot plant experiments to innovative concepts to full scale final products. The candidate should have a scientific approach that is hypothesis driven, starting from basic science principles and considers the fundamental mechanisms of Extrusion Processing and Food Science. A background in engineering would be considered, experience in Six Sigma and other Processes would be desirable. innovation requires effective cross-functional teams. The individual must have critical communication skills, particularly working in team situations across a diversity of experience, technical expertise, and individual backgrounds. The candidate will show an ability to work well in teams as a leader as well as a member. Typical duties of a Research (Extrusion) Scientist include

? Apply the Scientific Method to frame hypotheses, design experiments to get relevant data, interpret and synthesize implications & conclusions, and ultimately to provide solutions

? Coordinate interdepartmental and internal customer interactions involving technical issues

? Review technical and patent issues; may liaison with legal department and have patent responsibility

? Design and develop plans, proposals, and/or systems to initiate new products and/or improve manufacturability of existing products

? Provide information, consulting support and advisement to external customers/contacts

? Analyze all technical aspects of projects and recommend methods and techniques to be used and principles to be applied.

? Troubleshoot issues as they arise

? Write comprehensive experimental reports

? Supervise the performance of research; assign and/or coordinate work

? Prepare and present technical papers and presentations for internal customers/contacts

? Some travel will be required (20%), primarily short 1-3 day trips to manufacturing sites and co-packers, with 1-2 international trips per year. Qualification profile Bachelor’s Degree in Biological, Chemical,


Food Science or related field with five (5) years of scientific experience in extrusion technology, three (3) years of which as may be gained at the next lower level of this series. *or* Master’s Degree in Biological, Chemical, Food Science or related field with three years of scientific experience in Extrusion Technology. *or* Ph.D. with at least one (1) year of scientific experience in extrusion technology or related fields. Specific Technical Competencies that are highly preferred but not absolutely required in all or in part

? Extrusion Knowledge of

? Theories, principles, methods and procedures of applicable field of science

? Configuration design, experimental design, die design knowledge.

? Mathematics and statistics Ability to

? Coordinate the activities of others involved in project/research activities

? Execute Six Sigma methodology (Green or Black Belt level preferred, but not required)

? Work independently and among cross-functional teams

? Design and manage projects

? Apply knowledge in a practical industry environment

? Supervise, train and/or coordinate the activities of subordinates involved in project/research activities Skills in

? Collecting, processing and recording research data accurately

? Communicating effectively verbally and in writing (emphasis on documentation of research methods, results and conclusions)

? Developing solutions, both technical as well as resulting in novel products

? Organization and management of multiple projects


EXPERIENCE: BS, MS or PhD in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science or related with a minimum of 5 years of experience with a BS, 3 years with an MS degree or 1 year with a Phd. Must be from the food industry ideally from a R&D/ Pilot Plant but will consider someone from a plant who desires this work. Looking for someone who can run trials and apply new product development via extrusion. Six Sigma is highly desired.

DUTIES This position is open due overwhelming popularity of beyond meat and related products their Soy Protein plants are sold out. This person will work in Research running trials and applications to put their products in different and existing foods.


University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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