Industry - Accounting Auditing, Bookkeeping, Industry - Research & Development
4 Year Degree
Position Description:The Meat Scientist will perform functions to facilitate the development of new products and formulas as requested by corporate sales, customers, and upper management. The position is located in South Holland, IL. A relocation will be considered for this position.Primary Responsibilities:
Develops new products and concepts for new and existing customers to meet financial, culinary, and nutritional requirements
Recommends products and processes by evaluating current, new or improved processes or process aids, systems and technologies
Researches and incorporates new flavors, ingredients and processes into new product ideas
Creates and edits formulas, processing procedures, finished product specifications, and customer specifications
Creates and edits ingredient specifications and technical requirements of functional ingredients
Collaborates with operations to optimize processes and production for existing items within the limits of product specifications
Responsible for commercialization of new and reformulated products and successful transition from development to operations
Interfaces and collaborates with customers, suppliers, and internal management teams including sales, operations, quality, regulatory, procurement, finance, and customer service
Orders ingredients from suppliers as needed for sample product runs
Contributes to the ERP new ingredient implementation process
Provides products for customer and sales presentations
Actively participates in food safety programs that ensure the safety of ingredients and finished products
Communicates with customers on a regular basis
Works within USDA regulations in the development of product labels
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in Meat Science, Food Science or related field
1 – 3 years product development experience in meat products
Knowledge of meat cuts, principles of meat science, seasoning applications, and sauce manufacturing
Basic knowledge of USDA label requirements
Strong communication and technical writing skills
Strong working knowledge of computers, specifically Microsoft Office products
Travel approximately 10-15% of time by airplane and/or car
Ability to stand for long periods (10-15%) of time in plant conditions/cold temperatures (40-50 F)
Ability to lift 40 lbs
Additional Salary Information: We offer competitive salary and benefits!
Ed Miniat LLC, part of the Miniat Family of Companies, is located in South Holland, IL. Ed Miniat LLC produces value-added beef, pork, and poultry for national restaurant chains and industrial food manufacturers.
The Miniat family of companies are 4th generation, family-owned businesses specializing in creating quality, custom-developed products. Our rich heritage began over 100 years ago, whe...n a Lithuanian immigrant began peddling meat in the former stockyards of Chicago. From these humble beginnings, we have maintained a steadfast focus on delivering premier, customer-exclusive products to some of the most respected companies in the world.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) is the leading voice for the meat and poultry industry. Formed from the 2015 merger of the American Meat Institute (NAMI) and North American Meat Association (NAMA), the Institute has a rich, century-long history and provides essential member services including legislative, regulatory, scientific, international and public affairs representation. NAMI's mission is to shape a public policy environment in which the meat and poultry industry can produce wholesome products safely, efficiently and profitably. Together, the Instituteâ€™s members produce the vast majority of U.S. beef, pork, lamb and poultry and the equipment, ingredients and services needed for the highest quality products.
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