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Food Technologist (Caldwell, ID)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role will deliver all technical aspects of New Product Introduction for the category to achieve profitable growth for Simplot and prrovide knowledge in food technology and related areas to key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage New Product Development (NPD) and product maintenance/optimization activities
  • Design and execute experiments in pilot plant and lab environments. Troubleshoot technical, formulation and processing issues throughout the NPD process.
  • Manage accurate and timely input for internal systems including Product Lifecycle Management & Electronic Lab Notebook
  • Work cross functionally with marketing, operations, QA and supply chain stakeholders
  • Work independently and makes technical recommendations to project team
  • Take initiative in learning about different product categories outside of assignments
  • Approach activities with technical curiosity

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related.
  • In lieu of degree, 10-12 years related experience in R&D or Food manufacturing with demonstrated high performance will be considered.

Other Information

  • Product Development experience with proven results in the food industry is highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop cross-functional relationships
  • Experience with project management principles highly regarded.
  • Experience in product innovation process is highly regarded.
  • Sound technical understanding and capability
  • Knowledge of GMPs and food safety principles
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to make effective decisions in a timely manner

Job Requisition ID: 10602

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Tech Center R&D - Caldwell 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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