Job Description for Food Scientist

Food scientists perform a variety of tasks related to the production, testing and consumption of food. They may work in quality assurance within a production facility, testing for levels of various nutrients and the presence or absence of microbes (which are essential to proper nutritional labeling and food safety). Food scientists may perform routine checks of the product throughout the production process to verify the finished product is prepared correctly. Some food scientists may even develop new techniques to improve and streamline the production process or create new, improved packaging uniquely suited to the product. An agricultural food scientist works with farmers on a variety of tasks, including soil analysis, and provides advice about crop growth.

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Food Scientist Tasks
  • Design, execute, and interpret scientific experiments to develop and optimize products.
  • Understand plant equipment and processes to appropriately create solutions.
  • Research, identify, and implement new practices to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Document specifications for materials, production, and finished products.

About Waterbury, Vermont

Washington County, Vermont
1,914
Male:
956 (49.9%)
Female:
958 (50.1%)
Waterbury is a town in Washington County in central Vermont, United States. It is also the name of a village within that town. The population of the town was 5,064 at the 2010 census. The location where Waterbury now lies was once the frontier between the Mahican and Pennacook people. European settlement of the area dates from 1763, when King George III granted a charter for land in the Winooski River valley. James Marsh became the first permanent white settler in the region in 1783. Many of the early settlers came from Waterbury, Connecticut, and named their new town in honor of the hometown. The village of Waterbury was incorporated in 1882 with a population of over 2,000. The Central Vermont Railroad came to Waterbury in 1849. The Green Mountain Seminary was built in Waterbury Center in 1869. The state opened the Vermont State Asylum for the Insane here in 1891. The hospital,...
Waterbury:
$54,427
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$54,447
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Waterbury:
$241,500
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Key Stats for Food Scientist

5-9 years
100%

Years of Experience

5-9 years
100%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 100%
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