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RD&A Technologist

Requisition ID 35839
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Research and Development 
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Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Where you'll work:

 

About Applied Health & Nutrition:

The Global Kerry Applied Health and Nutrition (AH&N) division presents a vast portfolio of advanced Technologies (Excipients, Cell Nutrition, Vinegar, Enzymes, Brewing Ingredients, Proteins, Proactive Health, Food Protection).  AH&N supports Kerry’s alignment with industry trends such as nutrition, clean label and food safety while the vast portfolio of advanced technologies serves the food, animal nutrition, biotech, fermentation and pharmaceutical markets. Customers come to us for our innovative ideas and integrated solutions, assured that Kerry is where it all comes together for our customers.
 

What you'll do:

 

The RD&A Technologist reports to the RD&A Manager of Product Advancement to accelerate timelines for prototype development from bench to scale up based on customer needs and consumer marketplace trends, in partnership with Business Development, Operations, Regulatory and Finance teams.  The candidate is responsible for downstream development and formulation of multi-functional preservation ingredients for food products.  This will be achieved through benchtop, pilot scale and factory trials involving fermented and spray dried ingredients, product characterization, systems integration, and literature searches.  You will begin to lead and participate in proactive and reactive product technology projects, coordinate product introductions & commercializations, and actively collaborate with other pillars within the global Food Protection & Preservation team. 
 

What you'll need to be successful:

 

Skills

Execute internal and external customer requests to satisfy project needs from a concept through commercialization and troubleshooting.  This would involve activities such as:
Participation in ideation/brainstorming.
Preparing project and experimental plans
Matching competitive products
Formulation optimization
Execute internal processes through Kerry systems
Ability to understand and troubleshoot processes
Develop and optimize manufacturing processes which may include fermentation, spray drying, freeze drying, centrifugation, filtration, pelletizing, evaporation, pasteurization, and sterilization.  Demonstrated experience or exposure to several of these processes are preferred.
Work in pilot plant and support production scale-ups and commercializations.
Actively learn and troubleshoot issues from bench to scale up.
Design and conduct experiments for efficiency and cost savings initiatives.
Work with cross-functional teams to optimize the strengths of Kerry and deliver the best Taste & Nutrition experience for our customers.
Perform work to support other Food Protection & Fermentation R&D projects as may be required from time to time.
Deliver succinct, relevant and professional project updates and presentations internally & externally.

 

Requirements:

 

BS (MS preferred) in food science, chemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, or another related field.
1-2 years of experience in a similar role
Experience working in food fermentation pilot or production equipment (i.e. fermentation, spray drying, freeze drying, centrifugation, filtration, pelletizing, evaporation, pasteurization and sterilization).
Strong background in food chemistry, food processing, sensory, microbiology, food packaging systems and food engineering.
Ability to set priorities, work independently, simultaneously manage projects and drive results to completion on schedule.
Consistently strives for high standards, seeks innovative solutions, drives continuous improvement of products and processes and demonstrates a high degree of intellectual curiosity.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift 50 LBS.
Travel Requirements: 10%

 

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

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