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Food Systems Innovation Center & Academic Program Coordinator for Food Science
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
University of Kentucky

Description:

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is seeking to fill a full-time, 12 month position to serve as the coordinator for the Food Systems Innovation Center (60%) and the academic program for Food Science (40%). The Food Systems Innovation Center (FSIC) is a multi-disciplinary program designed to aid Kentucky’s food entrepreneurs in the production of healthy, wholesome, safe, and legal food products. The coordinator for the FSIC will manage the daily operations of the Center.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications are a M.S. degree in Food Science or related field and at least three years’ experience. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as familiarity with the field of food science and the food/meats industry.

Job Description
Posted 3/14

Poultry/Swine Sales Representative

Location: West of Mississippi River – primary Poultry emphasis in AR, IA, MN, MO, with secondary emphasis in AZ, CA, KS, LA, MT, NE, NM, TX, UT, WA, WI. Swine emphasis would be primarily concentrated in MN.

Qualifications: Bachelor Degree or higher preferably in Animal Science, Ag Economics, Ag Marketing or Ag Communication. Ideal candidates preferred with 5+ years experience in the Poultry Industry, specifically the Turkey or Layer market as well as 5+ years of sales experience in a relevant ag related field. Swine experience a plus.

Travel: Up to 40% depending upon geography, and depending on place of residence; travel will be higher during new hire training.

Apply via our website: www.sedonaagservices.com or email Dawn at dawn@careerpros.com

Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Systems
University of Vermont

The University of Vermont seeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Food Systems, a new tenure track faculty position that will contribute to the University’s faculty leadership in food systems scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Applicants should demonstrate a record of food systems scholarship and expertise, a strong understanding and experience with a systems-approach to food and sustainability issues, and experience working with a variety of research methods.

Position responsibilities include food systems scholarship, instruction, and outreach. Specific expectations regarding requirements for funded research, outreach, and instruction will be informed by the appropriate departmental home to be determined based on the specialization of the successful candidate. Candidates with a PhD (or equivalent received by start date) in the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences or humanities who are interested in food systems and transdisciplinary approaches to creating and sharing knowledge are encouraged to apply. A strong commitment to meet the Land Grant mission of extending knowledge and research to the people of the State, and thereby contribute to the sustainable and long-term social and economic development of communities within and beyond the state, is required.

Applicants should apply at the UVM jobs website (https://www.uvmjobs.com, posting #0041117). Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Douglas O. Lantagne, Director, UVM Food Systems Initiative, at doug.lantagne@uvm.edu. Phone: 802-656-8679.

 

Posted 2/14

Quality Assurance Supervisor Trainee
Simmons Foods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Must have a four year college degree and/or 3-5 years related experience. Will demonstrate knowledge of all quality control positions within the assigned facility. Will demonstrate understanding of customer requirements and product specifications and any other plant requirements. Helps drive food safety awareness

JOB RESPONSIBILITY: Communicates with production personnel and USDA staff to accomplish desired results. Checks to ensure all inspections are done as required. Verifies control charts and inspection findings. Accomplishes all paperwork in accordance with established time frames or record keeping requirements. Accomplishes quality performance in all responsibilities being performed in a manner which meets or exceeds all line, department, facility, company and U.S.D.A. guidelines or grading process for a total quality program of continuous process improvement and customer relation. Meets safety requirements in accomplishing responsibilities of this position complying with all policies or regulations set forth by Simmons or various government agencies concerning safety, environment, vehicles, handling of food products, packaging, ingredients and any related items. Accomplishes any other related duties as directed by supervisor.

Submit resume to: melisa.arellano@simfoods.com
Posted 2/14

Food Scientist
Springfield, MO

Salary range $47-50K + bonus opportunities. There is relocation assistance available. This is a direct-hire position. 50% travel (to other plants, trade shows, training, etc). We are looking for a candidate with a minimum BS in Food Science or related degree (MS preferred) and 1+ years experience in the field. This is a new position with the company but will be working with an existing team of other Food Scientists. So a new graduate that has some solid internships under their belt might be perfect. The company who is hiring is in dairy and canning (LACF).

Contact: beth.johns@penmac.com
Posted 1/14

Sr. Food Product Development Specialist
Seattle area

Requirements: Degree in Food Science and a passion for food development. Any pilot plant experience is a big bonus. The type of food/beverage is not important.

Send resume to seattle@labsupport.com
Posted 1/14

Marketing Assistant
Tyson
Springdale, AR

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for assisting the Product Manager with projects/activities to achieve volume and profit objectives for the Processed Meats group. This includes accurate planning and implementation of product specification changes/updates driven by optimization work. Additional responsibilities include coordinating specification changes with Product/Brand Mangers, Operations, Purchasing, QA, R&D, Sales, etc. Other duties include assisting customer(s) insolving problems and/or answering complaints, monitoring production and inventory levels of key items to ensure adequate amounts are available to meet customer needs, managing a customer calendar of events, managing an action item list to ensure due dates/deliverables are met/adhered-to, and performing other responsibilities as the need arises.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Business/marketing background, Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Prior experience preferred.
Computer Skills: Must be computer literate, especially in Microsoft Office suite; may require knowledge of the Tyson Business Computer System.
Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Special Skills: Analytical ability and results/ performance oriented.

Please apply online at www.tysonfoodscareers.com
Posted 1/14

Catering Services Supervisor
Tyson
Springdale, AR

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for overseeing the corporate catering services provided through the cafeteria; actively participate in daily production of food items, create menus, including set up, delivery and breakdown and administrative tasks that support the catering function. Other duties include: maintain inventory of food, beverages and supplies; assist in ordering and receiving of goods; maintain clean and organized work stations and storage areas; receive, process and prioritize catering orders and conduct the catering team successfully; ensure timely delivery of all food and beverage orders in accordance with company standards; train and manage kitchen team members; assist in the development and standardization of production recipes to ensure consistent quality, to utilize Tyson products; assist in the planning and execution of special events and caterings; ability to lead kitchen staff in the absence of supervisor; other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Experience: 3+ years’ experience in Culinary Arts and/or Hospitality or related field; knowledge in food and beverage; experience in dealing with high-end, demanding clientele.
Computer Skills: Standard computer skills; to include Excel and SAP.
Communication Skills: Good communication skills: informal presentations skills regarding products or menu items for special catering events; ability to manage relationships between catering department and customers.
Special Skills: Ability to prioritize caterings, setting schedules for both internal and external customers; perform recipe calculations; creation and continuation of a catering menu.
Supervisory: Responsible for supervising a group of personnel who perform somewhat identical and related task and activities.

Please apply online at www.tysonfoodscareers.com
Posted 1/14

Sensory Scientist
Research and Development
Tyson
Springdale, AR

SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for the following: maintaining sensory area and equipment within the sensory lab; executing sensory panels on a daily basis; communicating sensory panel information to Sensory Scientists; assisting in execution of sensory testing of competitive products; maintaining pool of qualified panelists; executing discrimination panelist screening; optimizing sensory panel processes. Other duties include assisting in execution of successful consumer focus groups; executing preparation for other sensory functions (off-site) as needed; making arrangements for ingredients and/or equipment availability at test sites; ensuring appropriate personnel are scheduled to support product tests while using sound sensory practices.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Bachelor's degree along with specialized training in Sensory Science and Consumer Testing (such as a certificate or classes toward attaining a Master's degree).
Experience: 2+ years of Sensory Research experience within the food industry with a Bachelor's degree; no experience needed with a Master's degree or PhD.
Computer Skills: Standard computer skills.
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Special Skills: Strong attention to detail; ability to multi task strong interpersonal skills.

Please apply online at www.tysonfoodscareers.com 
Posted 1/14

Senior Food Technologist
Research and Development
Tyson
Springdale, AR

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for the development of new, innovative products, from concept to final production that meet the customer's needs as well as accomplish Tyson's objective of profitable, efficient production. Activities include test kitchen development; small scale pilot plant testing, scale-up production at a USDA inspected research facility and finally, involvement with full scale production at a processing plant. Other duties include compiling ingredient statements and formulas for making labels and obtaining USDA approval, reviewing incoming project requests and prioritizing/assigning to appropriate technicians, and other special projects as needed. This position will also be responsible for product development activities and conducting research with focus on food safety and shelf life technologies, yield improvement and optimization. Product development and research activities will expand across a broad range of raw and fully cooked red meat and poultry products. Position will be responsible for analyzing, interpreting and presenting data for effective communication of product development and/or research findings to internal/external customers. This position works closely with the technical groups, Food Safety Quality Assurance, Operations, Sales & Marketing, as well as major external customers.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Food Science or in an academic field directly related to the job preferred and 5 plus year's R &D experience or Masters/PHD with equivalent combination of education and experience.
Computer Skills: Basic computer skills such as generating letters, spreadsheets, and/or graphics for personal business use. If using a Tyson business computer system, job requires an understanding of the system features and functionality and how to use these features.
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please apply online at www.tysonfoodscareers.com
Posted 1/14

Technical Sales Representative
Mid-Atlantic

http://www.maxhire.net/cp/?E55F69361D43515B77501B65335C1D2604

SUMMARY: This position is primarily responsible for providing ongoing technical and sales support for existing customers as well as developing new accounts as opportunities arise.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science degree in a science-related field required; Food Science degree preferred. Prior sales experience and food industry experience helpful. Knowledge of features, benefits and use of products desirable.

For additional information, please contact Susan Canarick, (954)428-3888 or susanc@foodscience.com
Posted 1/14

Implementation Deployment Technologist
Mars
Fort Smith, AR

Purpose of this Role
This position will be the main support for all R&D activities within the site including but not limited to the trials and start-ups of new products, packaging, process and raw materials. This position will work closely with the site operations and quality teams to implement sustainable process improvement initiatives. This position will work closely with engineering resources for all capital projects within their site to ensure that standards are met.

Minimum Qualifications

• Food Science, engineering, chemistry, or equivalent BS degree preferred.
• 3 to 5 years in a Food Manufacturing environment working in Quality, Food Safety, Engineering, or Product/Process Development
• Working knowledge of food processing and packaging technology is highly preferred
• Green Belt Certification preferred.

Job Description
Posted 1/14

Sensory Scientist
Wells Enterprises (make of Blue Bunny Ice Cream)
Le Mars, IA

This position will be responsible for supporting the Sensory Insights Manager in delivering strategic Sensory Insights to Wells through management of Wells Sensory panels and sensory studies, data analysis and panel performance monitoring and report writing. In addition, the Sensory Scientist will work with a Sensory Analyst in practical aspects of sample preparation and test execution.

Qualified applications must have a Bachelor’s degree in Sensory Analysis or Food Science (with Sensory Analysis element). May be a new graduate with practical experience in college or internship of conducting sensory tests, or have 1+ year’s practical experience in food product development/sensory analysis role.

Please apply on-line at http://www.bluebunny.com/careers/Jobs.aspx. If you have questions about the position, please contact Stacey Volk at 712-546-4000 ext. 5779 or slvolk@bluebunny.com

Job Description
Posted 1/14

Serology Technician
OK Foods
Fort Smith, AR

Job Summary: Performs diagnostic tests in lab including ELISA, AGID, and PCR. Assists in research trials. Understands processing of blood from field. Schedules and runs diagnostic tests including ELISA, AGID, and PCR. Makes sure testing is timed to allow birds to be processed. Reports results to production personnel, company vet, state of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Participates in research trials. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university. Lab skills, lab experience.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO: employment@okfoods.com or adouglas@okfoods.com

Job Description
Posted 12/13

Summer Internship Program
OK Foods
Fort Smith, AR

Job Summary: During an approximate 7 week Summer Internship Program, interns will learn OK Industries fully integrated operations systems from raw material sourcing through product processing and distribution to our external customers. Interns will be challenged throughout the process to perform on-the-job tasks, complete assignments, demonstrate learning mastery, develop and demonstrate management competencies and gain a working knowledge of the operational excellence required in each facet of the organization.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Education and/or Experience: High School Diploma and/or GED, current college student working towards Agriculture/Food Science/Poultry Science degree.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO: employment@okfoods.com or adouglas@okfoods.com

Job Description

Poultry Management Trainee Program
OK Foods
Fort Smith, AR

Job Summary: Trainees will learn OK Industries fully integrated operations systems from raw material sourcing through product processing and distribution to our external customers. Trainees will be challenged throughout the process to perform on-the-job tasks, complete assignments, demonstrate learning mastery, develop and demonstrate management competencies and gain a working knowledge of the operational excellence required in each facet of the organization.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university.

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME TO: employment@okfoods.com or adouglas@okfoods.com

Job Description