New product development of broths, stocks, flavors, animal fats and functional collagen products; lead and conduct pilot plant and production plant trials; support operations with technical expertise to improve quality / reduce cost of existing products; collaborate and provide technical support to internal cross functional groups and external customers; propose and identify new technological opportunities.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science degree plus a minimum of 4 years of experience
Master of Science plus 2 years of experience
PhD plus 1 years of experience
Degree in Food Engineering, Food Science, Meat Science, Culinology, Food Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry or Biology preferred.
Experience in the food industry is preferred.
Experience at Scientist level I is preferred.
Develop new broth, stocks, flavors, animal fats and functional protein products for the global food, nutrition and health industries.
Collaborate with business partners to effectively drive product and process development projects through Stage – Gate process from bench study to commercial production.
Identify production process improvement opportunities and provide technical support to improve production efficiency, enhance product quality and reduce production cost.
Provide technical support at the plant level to make sure new product launches are sustained.
Prepare product samples for sales to use with customers, distributors, and at industry events.
Support global sales efforts through a variety of technical service activities. For instance - serve as a technical expert to sales and customers in business development efforts.
Provide technical support / leadership to cross functional project teams.
Perform projects and tasks as assigned by Company or Innovation Leadership.
Maintain up to date knowledge of market trends and new ingredient / process / equipment technologies.
Responsibility for maintenance and performance of laboratory equipment and environment.
Troubleshoot situations as they arise in the lab and the manufacturing plant(s).
Prepare presentations, well-written scientific and technical reports as requested.
Solid science background and knowledge on the functionality and chemistry of proteins, protein products and production process, as well as the food product sensory evaluation and animal by product manufacturing.
Excellent ability to implement product research and development principles and general methodology, such as Stage – Gate Process.
Solid working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices and GMP’s; ability to implement the same in both manufacturing, research and product development.
Ability to safely and effectively operate pilot plant scale processing equipment such as cookers, evaporators, dryers, choppers, grinders, pumps, centrifuges, reactors, filtration, etc.
Demonstrated working knowledge of experimental design, methods of data analysis and basic statics.
Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate technical and commercial product information to Sales, customers, distributors and other external partners.
Ability to effectively communicate with management, Innovation staff, Operations, QA and other internal partners.
Ability to manage and maintain confidential information including Innovation projects, financial results and confidential / proprietary formulations and processes.
Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
Ability to work daily and extended hours as necessary.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism, respect, and reliability.
Demonstrated willingness to learn and embrace emerging technology.
BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Approximate: 8-Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)
Occasional = 0% - 33%
Frequent = 34% - 66%
Continuous = 67% - 100%
N/A = Not Applicable
Standing - Frequent
Sitting - Occasional
Walking - Occasional
Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Occasional
Reaching Above Shoulder - Occasional
Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Occasional
Working on Heights:
Unprotected Heights - NA
Protected Heights - NA
Lifting Weights from 0 to 50 pounds - Occasional
Weighing from 0 to 50 pounds - Occasional
Being Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Frequent
Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Occasional
Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Frequent
Recording Data - Occasional
Operating Office Equipment - Occasional
Operating Computer - Frequent
Simple Grasping (right and left) - Occasional
Firm Grasping (right and left) - Occasional
Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Occasional
Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - NA
Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access
Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes
Color Definition - Yes
Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate
and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes
Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - Yes
Office - Frequent
Multiple Locations - Frequent
Plant - Occasional
Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Occasional
Rough Terrain - NA
Other - NA
BASIC MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires the mental and interpersonal capabilities to apply and communicate advanced technical expertise in a professional laboratory, technical and sales environment.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND EXPOSURES:
This position spends time in general office, pilot plant, manufacturing plants and laboratory settings requiring extended hours during peak periods of activity. The position requires the ability to travel in a variety of weather conditions.
About Essentia Protein Solutions
Who we are
Whether you are looking to clean up your label, add appealing attributes to your food or beverage product or improve the nutritional value of your brand, Essentia Protein Solutions can help you reach your goals.
Essentia Protein Solutions is a global producer of animal protein solutions for the food and beverage industry. All Essentia ingredients are derived from natural raw materials originating from beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb and fish. The advanced fractionation methods used in our modern facilities only involve thermal and mechanical processing, without using food additives of any kind.
Ingredients from Essentia Protein Solutions fall into three core categories:
Functional ingredients with excellent water-binding and gelling properties ideal for increasing yield, improving viscosity and providing emulsifying attributes to meat, dairy and pet food applications.
Authentic stocks and broths cooked from meaty bones following traditional culinary principles. Alongside a series of specialty fats, they provide excellent mouthfeel and natural umami to soups, sauces and ready meals.
Hydrolyzed proteins and collagen ...peptides ideal for boosting the nutritional value of your food or beverage brand. They are a great source of amino acids and can go directly into any nutrition or beauty brand as clean label ingredients.
Where we make a difference
Essentia Protein Solutions offers a wide variety of value to many different consumer product categories. From a unique range of meat, skin, bone and blood raw materials, we extract ingredients that bring the very best of nature directly into your formulation.
What we produce are real food ingredients that consumers recognize and understand. We do not add anything, and we supply you with a clean label ingredient.
Essentia Protein Solutions, owned by the Lauridsen Group Incorporated (LGI), is the result of a merger between three significant protein specialists: BHJ Ingredients, Proliant Meat Ingredients and Proliant Health. In 2018, Essentia Protein Solutions acquired Danish-based protein manufacturer Scanflavour A/S. This acquisition has seen Essentia Protein Solutions cement its position as the world's leading producer of animal proteins.
Our customers include food manufacturers and ingredient blenders. Through a strong international network of dedicated distributors, we operate across more than 60 countries in key sectors: meat, savory, nutrition, dairy and pet food.
How we support you
To help you build an even better business for your food or beverage brand, we invite you to co-create with our team of culinary experts. They can help you optimize your formulation, reach new interesting tastes and textures and boost the nutritional value of your brand. Adding ingredients by Essentia will create an opportunity for you to reposition your brand as better looking, better tasting, more healthy and with a better bite.
Meeting consumer demands, together
Today’s food and nutrition industries are faced with extraordinary consumer expectations. On one hand, consumers have a constant craving for new exciting products. And on the other, they demand premium quality, convenience, safety, and a more nutritious diet to fulfill their individual needs.
The relentless demand for new innovative solutions calls for strong partnerships all the way through the value chain. Essentia is all about allergen-free proteins with the ability to enrich any kind of food or nutrition product. In Essentia, you will find a global network of expertise with the ability to improve the performance, taste, texture, appearance, and nutritional profile of your food or nutrition products.
To learn more about our unique protein solutions and our commitment to serving our customers’ needs, contact us today.