Food Scientist

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

ABCO Industries Inc

Posting last updated:

April 21, 2022


Nestled on the harbour of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, ABCO Industries Inc. (ABCO) is a world-class supplier and manufacturer of engineering metal products with historic roots dating back to 1947.

Located on the original site of ‘Camp Norway’, a Norwegian military training facility built during WWII, ABCO operations are housed in a 42,000 sq ft facility with four distinct manufacturing branches including Food Machinery, Marine, Environmental, and Industrial. Each division is managed and supported by experienced, knowledgeable specialists who are steadfast in designing, constructing, installing, and commissioning best-in-class products. With 75 years of experience, this locally owned firm remains committed to providing our customers with the highest standard of quality and value while ensuring innovative, customized design solutions.

If you share our values and would like to work with a uniquely specialized organization, ABCO is presently seeking a Food Scientist to join our growing team.

Duties & Responsibilities

-Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the Food Scientist will be responsible for facilitating the progression of food machinery research through to successful development and approval.

-They will collaborate with a project team to complete research & development duties, on time and on schedule.

-They will support the development and modification of new and existing technologies and products.

-They will create and validate processes for lab and plant trials while allowing for process improvements and product launches.

-They will work closely with various departments to source ingredients & suppliers as well as to establish project guidelines such as rework, micro-testing, and reduction.

-They will lead lab and production scale trials by preparing specifications & guidelines for testing.

-They will document lab results and plant trail runs accurately while capturing critical trial parameters.

-They will report any food safety and or quality issues to their Manager.

-They will monitor the marketplace to identify and evaluate potential areas of innovation, trends, and competing products.

Skills & Qualifications

-As the ideal candidate, you will have a Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or another related field.

-The successful candidate will have 2 + years of research & development experience in the food industry or other biology-related fields.

-The successful candidate will be self-motivated with a high degree of initiative. They will have the ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet deadlines.

-They will be organized and ensure the accuracy of the completed product.

-Our candidate will be experienced in managing documentation as well as sensitive, confidential information.

-They will have sound technical and problem-solving skills and be proficient in Microsoft Suite.

-Flexibility to travel occasionally is required.

-In-depth knowledge of Canadian, US, and international food safety regulations, as well as other related compliance programs, is considered an asset.

-Preference will be given to candidates fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

-In this role, you will have the opportunity to work in a problem-solving, collaborative environment. You
will be challenged to bring new products and processes from ideation to production.

-You will be challenged to bring new products and processes from ideation to production.

-You will be rewarded with regard from your peers as well as satisfaction from our clients.

Working Conditions


ABCO is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:
• Vision care
• Dental care
• Extended health care
• Life insurance
• Company Profit Sharing
• Matching Pension Program
• Free on-site parking
• 1 additional ‘flex' day each year
• Relocation allowance should the successful candidate relocate from outside Nova Scotia

ABCO is committed to the health and safety of all employees, and we are proud of our diligent safety culture. Our personnel adheres to all company health and safety procedures, always striving to keep ABCO safe and accident-free.

ABCO Covid-19 safety protocols include daily screening questions, daily temperature checks, masking, physical distancing, increased cleaning & disinfecting, and on-site rapid Covid-19 testing administered by trained team members.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and up-to-date resume as a Word or PDF document to referencing Food Scientist in the subject line. Please include your salary expectation within your cover letter.

All applications will be reviewed by our recruitment team. If the ABCO opportunity (current or future) matches your skills and experience, we will contact you to discuss the role further.
ABCO is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for your interest however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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