Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc. Food Scientist II - On-Site Role in Carneys Point, New Jersey
Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a US Leader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we've been producing delicious products for our customers across the country! To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you're passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us! We value each of our employee's total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more! POSITION SUMMARY The Food Scientist II is an important member of our R&D team responsible for developing new products, preparing samples, developing & preparing bases for new juices, executing organizational tasks for the R&D department and learning advanced product development techniques. This position is also responsible for regulatory documentation. This role reports to the R&D Lab Manager and is based out of our corporate headquarters that is moving to Cherry Hill, NJ. May be required to travel up to 25%. Primary Responsibilities: New Product Development: Develops new juices, drinks, cocktails, teas, new age beverages and sauces as well as line extensions. Manage development, formulation, and duplication of new products from conception to shelf. Perform lab analysis, sensory analysis and conducts market product evaluation. Set ingredient product specifications and prepares final product formulations for testing and approval. Write and complete detailed accurate reports on analyses, experiments, projects and final product. Document formula calculations, process and ingredient requirements. Maintain formula records in QAD. Attend new product startups in the plant locations. Coordinate directly with purchasing on sourcing ingredients. Recommending new suppliers, getting required documentation from suppliers. Following up with suppliers on quality issues. Produce samples based on formulas developed by Food Scientists for sales samples and processing standards Assist other Food Scientists in development and preparation of bases and performs basic lab analysis Perform basic organizational / administrative tasks such as processing standards management, maintaining laboratory inventory, and processing guide changes Learn and master product development process and technology Reformulate current products Evaluate and test new ingredients Responsible for reviewing and approving scientist's product specifications including NFL 2018 for release to Regulatory Affairs Department. Responsible for SQF compliance for R&D team. Responsible for Ingredient specification review and approval in Trace Gains. Perform other duties as assigned EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Biology or Chemistry (or related discipline) Minimum 4 years prior experience in a laboratory environment Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Eagerness to learn PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a typical office setting; driving a motor vehicle and occasionally working in the field. FREQUENT: sitting, upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity and light to moderate finger pressure to include extended periods of keyboard and mouse use, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending and stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials OCCASIONAL: squatting, kneeling, reach above and at shoulder height, moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20 - 35 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position. Other duties as assigned are part of every job description. The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions. Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. "Equal Opportunity at Lassonde Pappas: minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity "