Job Title:          Food Scientist

Job Location:    South St. Paul, MN

Job Duties:        Responsible for conducting testing, analysis, and reporting on raw materials and finished products for global supplier of pet products. Specific duties include: (1) making formulations for extruded and injection molded dog treats; (2) cooperating with machine engineers to find correct processing formulas and making adjustments to improve processing according the specific customer’s requirements; (3) trouble shooting production problems to identify and address color variation, texture changes and temperature fluctuation of extruders; (4) working with quality control coordinator to develop Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Plan; (5) building an effective sanitation and environmental pathogen monitoring system; (6) conducting in-house testing  for moisture, water activity and pH, and coordinating without outside laboratory resources for salmonella testing; (7) monitoring quality control of imported ingredients by verifying certificate of analysis with suppliers and sending samples for testing; and (8) expanding ingredient supply chain by negotiating and communicating with diverse ingredient suppliers.

Requirements:   B.S. in Food Science or related; one year of food science-related research experience, including product development and testing; and HACCP Certification.  

Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, email to HR, or mail to Royal Pet, Inc. 201 Armour Ave., Ste. 100, South St. Paul, MN 55075.


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