Product Development Scientist (Foods) - Owatonna, Minnesota United States - 36942


Job #: 36942
Title: Product Development Scientist (Foods)
Job Location: Owatonna, Minnesota - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Would you enjoy the challenge of developing innovative human nutritional products? Market leading Nutritional Product Company that offers a diverse range of innovative products and solutions, is seeking a Product Development Scientist to support multiple sites near Albert Lea (near intersection of I-90 and I-35) and Faribault, MN ( just 40 minutes from South Minneapolis suburbs).  Excellent benefits and relocation assistance available.



The Product Development Scientist/Engineer will work in a lab and manufacturing facility that produces extruded food products. This role is both strategic and tactical in nature and the person will work closely with the members of R&D. Will execute technical projects to meet business goals focused on new process and product development and process and product improvements.

Duties include:

  • Will manage all product development efforts including formulation, process development and processing capability.
  • Part of a team that will develop and test product development solutions for new product launches and troubleshoot issues with existing products and processes
  • Will oversee pilot plant trials and lead scale-ups and commercialization of products to commercial scale manufacturing
  • Establish new analytical methods to study the characteristics of extrusion food ingredients
  • Troubleshoot production problems relating to raw materials, equipment, and/ or processing conditions
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for food safety and HACCP
  • Provide technical research and customer support on existing and new food product lines




  • BS degree in Food Science, Engineering (Chemical preferred) or related field required
  • Minimum 3 years, 5+ ideal, of experience in process or product development and commercialization in the food science or food ingredient industry.
  • 3 years of laboratory, formulation, product development and pilot plant experience preferred
  • Experience with dairy and plant based proteins a plus.
  • Experience with extrusion technologies a plus.
  • Previous experience managing process and product development projects.
  • Knowledge of Food Safety, HACCP preferred

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


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