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 Owensboro, Kentucky

Daviess County, Kentucky
58,000
Male:
27,376 (47.2%)
Female:
30,624 (52.8%)
Owensboro is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Daviess County, Kentucky, United States. It is the 4th-largest city in the state by population. It is located on U.S. Route 60 about 107 miles (172 km) southwest of Louisville, and is the principal city of the Owensboro metropolitan area. The 2015 population was 59,042. The metropolitan population was estimated at 116,506. There is evidence of American Indian settlement in the area dating back 12,000 years. Following a series of failed uprisings with British support, however, the last Shawnee were forced to vacate the area before the end of the eighteenth century. The first European descendant to settle in Owensboro was frontiersman William Smeathers or Smothers in 1797, for whom the riverfront park is named. The settlement was originally known as "Yellow Banks" from the color of the land beside the Ohio River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at what...
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Key Stats for Food Scientist

20 years or more
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Years of Experience

20 years or more
100%