Sep 11, 2019

Associate R&D Technologist

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Middlesboro, KY 40965, USA
General Labor Inventory Logistics Management Transportation Warehouse

Job Description

Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich ®, Nathan's Famous ®, Farmland ®, Armour ®, Farmer John ®, Kretschmar ®, John Morrell ®, Cook's ®, Gwaltney ®, Carando ®, Margherita ®, Curly's ®, Healthy Ones ®, Morliny ®, Krakus ® and Berlinki ®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs.


The Associate Research and Development Technologist will assist in supporting projects and documenting results as well as the research of programs to drive cost optimization through formulation and processing efficiencies, create new prototypes for product development initiatives, and identify/approve potential ingredient and manufacturing suppliers.




<div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><ul><li><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Assists in the development of new products and line extensions from bench top to commercialization.</span></li><li><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Helps R&D team in performing pilot pla

Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Food Science or related field, required.
  • Strong scientific knowledge of meat, non-meat ingredients and their functionality. Able to work with pilot plant equipment with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient in on-line work systems and product development software tools.
  • Continuously improves and updates food/meat science and product development skills and understands all aspects of current plant process systems.
  • Ability to multi-task; strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • May require travel up to 40% of the time.

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