Food Research Engineering Jobs

Food Research Engineer Overview

Food Research Engineers, Scientists and Technologists study the underlying principles of the processing and deterioration of foods using chemistry, engineering and microbiology. They analyze levels of vitamins, sugar, fat and protein in food and research ways to make processed food safe and healthful. They apply food science to determine the best ways to package, preserve, store and distribute food. Food Research Engineers play an important role in the nation's food supply. They work with little supervision and they form their own hypotheses. They often lead research teams, and in private industry may need to travel between different sites.

Researchers are generally split into two groups. Basic researchers are interested in understanding the chemical processes that cause livestock and crops to grow. Their research usually relies on financial grants and support from universities, the government and private firms. Applied research is usually aimed at solving a particular problem. Food scientists that conduct applied research apply the studies conducted by basic researchers to real products.

Similar occupations you may want to consider are Food Quality Research Analyst, Product Research Analyst, or Research Scientist.

Food Research Engineering Education Requirements

Soil and plant scientists as well as food scientists and technologists are typically required to have a bachelor's degree in related fields like biology, chemistry or botany with course work in food chemistry, food engineering and food processing operations. Many obtain more advanced degrees.

Food Research Engineering Job Market

Employment in this sector is expected to grow around 9 percent, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation include:
  • Scientific R&D Services
  • Grain and Oilseed Milling
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Dairy Product Manufacturing
Top paying industries include:
  • Federal Executive Branch
  • Scientific R&D Services
  • Grocery and related wholesalers

Salary expectations for food research engineering

The median annual wage for this position as of May 2013 was $59,630. The bottom 10 percent earned $34,770 or less while the top 10 percent earned $107,370 or more.

1000+ Food Research Engineering jobs found on Monster.

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JOB SUMMARY: Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems ...
Eppendorf is a leading life science company that develops and sells instruments, consumables, and services for liquid-, sample-, and cell handling in laboratories worldwide. Eppendorf products are used in academic and commercial research laboratories, e.g., in companies from the pharmaceutical and biotechnological as well as the chemical and food industries. Working at Eppendorf means being part ...
For more than 115 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and natural foods products in North America. It...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE, 68501
This is a 12-month, non-tenure leading, research assistant/associate professor position to be be renewed based on performance and availability of funding. Teaching (20%): Teach appropriate coursework to undergraduate and graduate students as needed. Advising and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and serving in supervisory committees are expected. In addition, the research assistan...
The J. M. Smucker Company Orrville (Corporate Office), OH
For more than 115 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and natural foods products in North America. It...
Job ID ECT-00002152 Emerson Company Emerson Climate Technologies Corporate Country United States State/Province Ohio City Sidney Publish Start Date Sep 4 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Level: K/L* *Depending on level of experience Manager: Perevozchikov Primary Responsibilities: This position will help lead research and development activities to generate new ad...
About Our Company: FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) is a global leader positioned at the forefront of the cleantech industry with over 300 megawatts of ultra-clean distributed power generation capacity installed or in backlog. Our power generation solutions equip customers such as utilities, industrial operations, universities, municipal water treatment facilities, government installations and more...
Sensient Technologies Corporation Louisburg, MO
Job Description: Job Summary The primary objective of this position is to interact and provide support to the color service laboratory personnel as it relates to conducting laboratory and/or pilot plant trials employing a series of technologies including but not limited to spray drying, milling, encapsulation, ultra high temperature sterilization, etc. as well as being responsible for the pilot ...
Position Summary: · To develop, plan and implement processes within the framework of food science protocols. Position requires well organized project management skills and the ability to interface across the global Innovation organization. This position requires the ability to work within interdisciplinary groups as a project manager of key research and technical development projects with a high ...
Kellogg Company Headquarters, MI
WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE? As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Research and Technology, to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements: Required: • Bachelor or Masters of Science Degree in Food Science, engineering, or related field • Manage projects, plan and coordinate project activities, communicate progress and challenges, and be a techni...
The Senior Manager - Process Engineer will lead the identification and development of new process technologies for Quaker Foods North America. This position requires strong leadership qualities along with deep technical knowledge of food process development requirements. This person must have the skills and interest to train others in these areas. Position requires a very strong interpersonal skil...
AT3 Professional Staffing Solutions Inc. West Chester, OH
We are excited to partner with a fantastic, well-respected Cincinnati based food manufacturing company in search of a Director of Packaging Engineering. Our client offers a great working culture, low turnover, and an extremely competitive compensation package. GENERAL JOB SUMMARY This position will serve as a company resource in the Directing of the work of the Packaging Engineering Department. ...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Located on Cape Cod just 2 miles past the Bourne Bridge, Hydroid, Inc. is a trusted science and technology leader in our field. We design, manufacture and market advanced Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) for marine research, defense, hydrographic, and offshore energy markets for operations in water depths of up to 6,000 meters. A subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, we are World Class through P...
Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category. T...
Job Description: Overview: FMC Corporation is committed to providing employees with ample opportunities to contribute, lead and be recognized as innovators, to look beyond barriers to provide solutions, to be challenged in what they do and to love doing it. FMC is an S&P 500, diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century. As a...
Does the challenge of helping an industry leader modernize its plant sound exciting? Our client has been a pioneer in research, production and sales of innovative, value-added, food based products worldwide. In this key leadership role as a Director of Engineering, your goal will be modernizing their facility by automating their production, implementing checks and balances, and installing other ...
Position in Buffalo, NY! In this position, you will be responsible for advancing the science and technology of active packaging in the context of food preservation. Primarily responsible for the development and application of active preservation technologies to specific customer needs in the food industry. You will be responsible for leading product development and test programs while working wit...
Kansas Territory Sales Manager - Food Job Label:Kansas Territory Sales Manager - Food Bunting® Magnetics Co. is the recognized leader in permanent magnetic equipment; we have a great opportunity for highly effective and experienced sales professional to sell world class magnetic products and related equipment in Nebraska, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri. The...
Our client , a leading producer of specialty grade phosphate products for the Food, Pharmaceutical and Industrial market segments, is looking for a / Research Associate / Chemical Analyst / Analytical Chemist who has experience working in a lab as well as a production plants , dealing with chemically produced powders , for their various research projects situated nationally. Analytical Chemist / ...

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