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.
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Job ID ECRS-00000502 Emerson Company InSinkErator Country United States State/Province Wisconsin City Racine Publish Start Date Sep 24 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Job Description Title: Engineering Manager of Advanced Research Business Platform: Commercial and Residential Solutions Business Unit: InSinkErator Location: Racine, WI Job ID: ECRS-00000502 Responsible for leading a...
RES000156 We are always looking for great talent! Lead with us as you lead and manage major and most complex food process technology projects and programs including scale-up and introduction of new products, product quality improvements, productivity increases, and capacity changes in Kellogg North America Manufacturing. Engage with us as you have a major impact on the Corporation and apply your ...
Job Description: This Director Of Research & Development Position Features: ? Great Location ? Benefits ? Team Environment ? Great Pay to $110K Immediate need for a Director of Research & Development - MUST come out of the Food Industry. Responsibilities include: managing weekly/monthly progress reports, working closely with the VP, manage samples, providing leadership, managing testing poli...
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...
. A Product Research Specialist job in Bothell,WA is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technology. This position requires at least three years of product research experience. In this position you will support theProductResearchCenterby designing, executing, and documenting consumer tests. The hourly rate for this position goes up to the $35 per hour. Product Research Specialist job re...
How do you get athletes and exercisers to play harder and perform better for longer amounts of time? How do you lower salt by 25 to 50 percent without taking away the taste people love? How do you balance biological needs with cultural wants, while minimizing impacts to local ecosystems? At PepsiCo, we're rethinking research and development to look beyond flavor, color and intensity of taste. As w...
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...
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...
Emerson Electric Racine, WI, 53403
Title: Engineering Manager of Advanced Research Business Platform: Commercial and Residential Solutions Business Unit: InSinkErator Location : Racine, WI Job ID: ECRS-00000502 Responsible for leading and supervising a team of engineers, as they develop and apply new technology for current and future products! Help set the strategic vision for future product platforms and technologies. Str...
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...
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...
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...
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-00002397 Emerson Company Emerson Climate Technologies Corporate Country United States State/Province Ohio City Sidney Publish Start Date Nov 24 2014 Job Level Non-Professional (Will not auto post to LinkedIn) Job Description During the continuing research of new oils, refrigerants and compressor material; associated with meeting emerging restrictions for GWP refrigerants, changi...
Job ID ECT-00002187 Emerson Company Emerson Climate Technologies Corporate Country United States State/Province Ohio City Sidney Publish Start Date Sep 19 2014 Job Level Non-Professional (Will not auto post to LinkedIn) Job Description During the continuing research of new oils, refrigerants and compressor material; associated with meeting emerging restrictions for GWP refrigerants, changi...
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...
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...
FuelCell Energy, Inc. Danbury, CT, 06811
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...
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...
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 ...

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