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 Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Kenosha County, Wisconsin
20,015
Male:
10,185 (50.9%)
Female:
9,830 (49.1%)
Pleasant Prairie is a village in Kenosha County, Wisconsin situated between Milwaukee and Chicago. The population was 19,719 at the 2010 census. The neighborhoods of Carol Beach, Dexter's Corner, Ranney, and Tobin are located within the village. The Pleasant Prairie area was the center of Indian activity in pre-pioneer Wisconsin. Some of the earliest traces of Indian life in Wisconsin have been found along State Highway 32 and State Highway 165, Barnes Creek, and in the Carol Beach area. These early Indian campsites were located along what was once the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Pleasant Prairie also saw pioneers arrive in Wisconsin on the Jambeau Trail (now known as Green Bay Road). In addition, several natural historic sites such as the Chiwaukee Prairie and the Kenosha Sand Dunes lie undisturbed in Pleasant Prairie. Settlement The area's first white settler was Horace Woodbridge, who arrived on June 4, 1833; Henry Miller arrived later that...
Pleasant Prairie:
$72,520
Wisconsin:
$52,738
$1,097
Pleasant Prairie:
$204,300
Wisconsin:
$165,900
5.7%

Food Scientist Job Listings

Key Stats for Food Scientist

Less than 1 year
50%
1-4 years
50%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
50%
1-4 years
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: