Product Development Scientist/Senior Product Development Scientist
Hormel Foods Corporation
To save time applying, Hormel Foods does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas for this position at this time.
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin's®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 10th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future -- Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ -- focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and http://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
Plans and conducts research to develop or modify product formulations and processes. This will require the ability to design basic research strategies to facilitate decision making.
Investigates, recommends, and evaluates changes to improve plant and production operations by developing new, or modifying existing processes. The ideal candidate will be able to facilitate input from multiple sources.
Manages multiple projects of various degrees of difficulty that include input and direction from a number of adjacent business areas. The candidate will be able to integrate this input and provide opinions and direction.
Communicates effectively with Company and supplier employees at all levels using verbal, oral and written skills to accurately define requirements, interpret project goals into actionable tasks, coordinate tests at various locations with production and management personnel, document results, and present recommendations for implementing new or modified product formulas or processes.
Fulfills the role of technical service and scientific advisor for assisting production personnel in solving problems or providing advice when dealing with specific questions or challenges on an as needed basis. The ideal candidate will be able to seek input and gain buy-in for implementing solutions.
Is primarily responsible for Foodservice raw and fully cooked sausages (links, patties and breakfast items). In addition this position will be responsible for some fully cooked Foodservice bulk, unsliced products (hams, roast beef and turkey) items.
Hormel Foods Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
A Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Meat Science, or related field.
Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team.
Must be a Citizen or National of the United States, a lawful, permanent resident, or have authorization to work in the United States
Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
A Master's degree or PhD in Food Science, Meat Science, or related field.
Prior experience with fresh meat, processed meat or multi-component refrigerated foods.
HACCP knowledge and processing experience with food processing equipment (blenders, stuffers, extrusion equipment, etc.).
Internal Number: 4141
About Hormel Foods Corporation
Hormel Foods Corporation has an opportunity for a Product Development Scientist at our Research and Development facility in Austin, MN. Hormel Foods is a $9.3 Billion Fortune 500 corporation established in 1891; a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food products exporting over 1600 products to more than 50 countries. We are built on traditions of brand strength, quality, innovation, and value, while taking advantage of new trends in technology.