Food Scientist (Job ID:PLY00704)

Employer Name Cargill   Address 00000
Job Type   Address 2
Experience   City Plymouth
Education   State Minnesota
  Zip Code 55446

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Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.


Do you have a passion for working as a Food Scientist? Want to work for a global company that values excellence? Would you love working in a hardworking team of dedicated professionals? We are looking for someone like you. This position will be focused on innovation and product development with an emphasis on extrusion products. The role will focus on sensory and processing driven innovation to help move Cargill?s ingredients from concept to commercialization in application while collaborating with other technical and business teams. Research efforts will also involve cross functional interaction with commercial and technical service teams as well as customers. In addition, this role will require flexibility to assist with other application team projects and shorter term projects, as needed.

This position will primarily work on the application of Cargill?s Starches Sweetener and Texturizer Business Group (CSST) and Cargill?s Protein Solution (CPS). They will formulate ingredients into extruded meat alternatives, cereals and snacks to assist these teams with business opportunities. In addition this team will assist other application teams and business groups as directed in a wide variety of ingredient projects for Cargill?s customers as needed.


Turn concepts into food systems and solutions that provide a distinct advantage for customers and for Cargill.

Knowledge of Twin Screw Extruder and how ingredients function within the system

Stay abreast of current literature and analytical advancements.

Provide technical guidance and leadership on products, process development and improvement, quality systems, and regulatory oversight.

Partner and stay connected with cross-functional teams (marketing, insights, sales, ops, food safety quality and regulatory).

Ability to manage multiple projects on a deadline basis

Design technologically sound extruded food products which are easily produced by the customer.

Document all work using productivity and tracking software systems. Protect this information as required by company policy

Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

Manage and lead twin screw capabilities at our innovation center.

Excellent communication and report writing skills

Other duties as assigned


Bachelor?s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

One or more years? experience working in a laboratory pilot plant setting

Two or more years combined professional experience in the following areas: meat alternative formulation OR cereal/snacks formulation development OR ingredient functionality and product commercialization.

Minimum one year experience in Twin screw extrusion prior


Master's degree in Food Science or other post-secondary degree

Experience in ingredient development and functionality in Meat formulation / processing experience

Experience working successfully in a matrixed organization

Experience bringing new food products to market

Strong customer network

Able to apply technical expertise to understand ingredient functionality and its effects on extrusion and overall product acceptability.

Able to design, conduct, analyze test plans

Able to interpret and analyze data to create report on projects

Excellent verbal and written communication

Able and willing to work on product development using novel and/or non GRAS food ingredients

Good problem solving skills, troubleshooting and analytical skills

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (?Cargill?) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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