Food R&D Scientist

Job Location: 
Appleton, WI

Are you a Food Lab Scientist looking for a R&D opportunity in the food industry?  Are you ready to play a lead role in development of new products and product re-formulations?   Are you comfortable and experienced in BRC, HACCP, FDA, and USDA standard environments?   If you would like to grow your career and be part of a successful leader in dairy food products, then you could be what our client, a leader in their industry, is looking for in their next R&D Scientist.  This is an excellent opportunity with a very fast growing company that offers a very competitive compensation package, relocation assistance, and an excellent benefits package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to:


  1. Actively experiment with new approaches and methods and documents the research process
  2. Play a lead role in development of new products and product re-formulations, effectively translating them from pilot plant to production floor.
  3. Develop new product formulas and re-formulations in conjunction with Quality Assurance to provide imbedded safety and quality attributes.
  4. Ensure sales samples are developed with required functionality according to supplied information and within turn-around time parameters and to requested timetables when appropriate.  Ensure all product testing meets analytical, application and functional performance per customer requirements
  5. Collaborate with QA and Production Manager to ‘trouble shoot’ formulation issues on the production floor
  6. Continually investigate new ingredients, technologies and equipment for producing, safe, high quality food products more cost efficiently
  7. Proactively research market trends and develop new applications/concepts for use of cheese
  8. Maintain lab records on formulas, ingredients and standard operating procedures for department and new product developments, including logging of all incoming materials to be used in production of sample products
  9. Maintain peer-to-peer contact with our suppliers’ R&D Departments.
  10. Conduct on-going sensory/organoleptic analyses of products as required
  11. Conduct challenge studies and shelf life studies where appropriate on new products
  12. Work closely with customers at their facility to develop products appropriate for their application with consideration for their manufacturing lines

Other Duties:

  1. Demonstrate adherence to the site’s Safety and GMP practices
  2. Attend monthly facility Safety training
  3. Assist with appropriate Risk Assessments upon request
  4. Assist with appropriate Accident/Incident Investigations and Right-to-Refuse Investigation
  5. Taste testing dairy products



  1. Bachelor’s degree minimum in Dairy and/or Food Science or equivalent
  2. Ideally at least 5 years of experience in dairy technology and/or food ingredients
  3. Knowledge of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) applications to a food plant a plus
  4. Knowledge of State and Federal regulations on Cheese Manufacture and Production a plus
  5. Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills
  6. Lean Six Sigma experience/certification a plus
  7. Must have valid driver’s license with flexibility to travel and visit customers up to 20% of the time
  8. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. as needed


Recruiter Name: 
Courtney Kollman
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 210
Food & Beverage

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