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 Peotone, Illinois

Will County, Illinois
4,122
Male:
2,140 (51.9%)
Female:
1,982 (48.1%)
Peotone (/ˈpiːoʊtoʊn/) is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,142 at the 2010 census, an increase from 3,385 in 2000. The city is about 43 miles (69 km) south of Chicago. The city is home to the Peotone High School Blue Devils. Peotone is located at 41°19′46″N 87°47′42″W (41.329445, -87.795138). According to the 2010 census, Peotone has a total area of 1.873 square miles (4.85 km2), of which 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2) (or 99.84%) is land and 0.003 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.16%) is water. Main roads are Illinois Route 50, Interstate 57, Wilmington-Peotone Road, Rathje Road, and Joliet Road. Peotone is about nine miles west of Beecher, six miles north of Manteno, six miles south of Monee and is approximately 20 miles east of Wilmington. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,385 people, 1,268 households, and 930 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,232.4 people per...
Peotone:
$75,960
Illinois:
$57,166
$774
Peotone:
$184,800
Illinois:
$175,700
7.1%

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Key Stats for Food Scientist

Less than 1 year
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
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