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Research Associate Bakery Formulator

Kemin Industries Incorporated

Research Associate Bakery Formulator
Des Moines, IA Entry-Level Paid


Research Associate 2 (Bakery Formulator) Location US-IA-Des Moines Posted Date 2 weeks ago (12/21/2018 2:32 PM) Job ID 2018-5574 # Positions 1 Category Research & Development Position Type Regular Full-Time Overview Position Overview Kemin Food Technologies is seeking a highly-motivated scientist with experience in bakery goods product development and formulation to support our innovation and research efforts in a fast-paced laboratory and pilot lab environment. We Are Kemin We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us. We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, and textile markets. We provide product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries. A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,300 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. What youll be doing: This is a hands-on position on bakery goods product development and formulation, mainly in tortilla and flat breads. The position will involve working in our product development lab and pilot plant facility. Primary duties and responsibilities include: Work with senior product development manager, develop formulation blends, evaluate new ingredients, perform shelf-life test of bakery goods along with chemical, physical and sensory analysis as per required by the product protocols Perform lab scale, pilot/production scale trials to make bakery mix or baked goods prototypes in the test kitchen, pilot plant or other facilities Work closely with technical service and sales team to modify bakery pre-mix and optimize its performance in baked goods Maintain the integrity of R&D laboratory/pilot lab environment, good sanitary practices and maintenance of pilot plant equipment. Identification and evaluation of new molecules in market segments that are of commercial interest Mechanistic studies on the functions of food ingredients. Application studies for applying ingredients in various food products What we require of you: BS/MS degree in Food Science/Engineering, or related areas with min of 3 years hands-on experience in bakery goods/bakery mix product development, will consider an Associates Degree with proven extensive hands-on experience Experience of independent formulation development and modification of bakery goods formula is a must Hands-on experience with bakery pilot scale or production scale facilities is a plus Experience in formulation and manufacturing of tortilla and flat breads is a plus Physical requirement - Able to lift 50 lbs. weight on regular basis. The work place might have noise from equipment. Depending on the project, might require stand-up position for min of two hours/day Understanding of lab procedures and safety Multi-tasking and attention to details Good communication skills. Able to present work to people with both science and non-science background Additional related experience and education may substitute Ability to problem solve. Ability to work productively in a fast paced, high-pressure environment. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Strong communication and coordination skills with ability to understand process/equipment needs and potential issues. Your work week : The position is based at Kemin Industries in Des Moines, Iowa. The exempt-level position is considered to be 40 hours per week but requires flexibility. The position is lab based but interaction with our production team and work in the pilot lab may mean intermittent exposure to extreme environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and extreme weather. Whats in it for you: A competitive financial package - in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays. Robust health and wellness support - we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few. Continued learning opportunities - Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career. The chance to give back to our world - Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives. Opportunities to support our valued educators - Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours. A POST-OFFER PHYSICAL, INCLUDING DRUG TEST, IS REQUIRED KEMIN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Options Apply for this job online Apply Share Refer this job to a friend Refer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Application FAQs Software Powered by iCIMS www.icims.com