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Food Scientist in Aurora, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 6/16/2018

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    Aurora, IL
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Job Description

The OSI Group is a results-oriented global company where highly talented, motivated, "can-do" people work together to deliver value for our customers.  Our success is built on a foundation of partnership

Responsible for the development, scale-up and commercialization of new and innovative food product ideas, as well as to improve quality and performance of current products. Working with a cross-functional team will lead the transition of new product from bench to manufacturing.



  • Develop new products and improve current products.
  • Lead new product development and product improvement projects through product development and change control processes.
  • Liaise with internal and external customers; communicate project status, respond to change requests and present products.
  • Prepare bench top samples and evaluate ingredient and process performance of product against product attributes and customer specifications.
  • Plan and conduct pilot plant trials. Coordinate plant trials.
  • Document processes, ingredients and results related to bench top samples, production tests and product evaluations.
  • Evaluate test and production data and make improvement recommendations.
  • Provide product formula, ingredients, yields, throughputs, etc. for product costing.       Review costing estimates as proposed by operation.
  • Facilitate product commercialization. Establish and implement specifications. Communicate with plant management during transition from development mode to full production.
  • Assist regulatory team to create product labeling and submit for USDA approval.
  • Identify opportunities to drive top line business growth via new and improved ingredient, technologies and processes.
  • Develop and apply test plans for potential new ingredient and equipment and make recommendations for feasibility and use.
  • Work with R&D team members in support of assigned projects or related tasks.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Job Requirements


  • BS, MS or PhD degree in Food Science, Meat Science, Dairy Science or related fields.

  • Minimum of 3 years of food product research and development experience.

  • Ability to apply food science skills to food product development in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects successfully and to conclusion.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of sales, management, customers and others.

OSI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.