Baker/R&D (8.21HL)



United Dairy Farmers in Blue Ash Ohio is looking for a full time seasoned baker who can support the development of new and existing products and oversee the baked goods growth of our Bakery Fresh Innovation Facility.  This is a great opportunity for a Culinary, Baking Science individual who has a creative development mindset for new & existing products.


Key Accountabilities

  • Donut and Baked Goods Production, Assist and lead the R&D of donuts baked good products. Focus will be on hands on making of products,  creating new item samples and prototypes for presentation for management and marketing presentations.


  • Works hands on in training bakery team members in how to produce and bake products.
  • Developing formulations and baking products for presentation and launch to retail
  • Draft, create, and manage all Formulas and BOM’s, and process steps for all products and confirm and verify recipe and process adherence  
  • Ensure all donuts and baked goods production is produced in quantities needed to fulfil orders
  • Ensure all products produced meet UDF’s quality requirements and specifications
  • Ensure all manufacturing processes, including temperatures, proof and fry times, bake temperature and bake times are adhered to maintain consistent product appearance and quality
  • Works directly with ingredient and material vendors technical support staff to ensure finished product results meeting UDF expectations
  • Guides management of needed equipment to scale production to meet Retail sales requirements.
  • Maintain required hygiene, safety, and quality standards on the production floor.
  • Team player
  • Perform all other duties assigned.

Skills, Experience, & Qualifications

  • Technical competence in art and science of baking, culinary, food science and desire to learn and teach
  • Creativity and passion for food and new product development
  • Persistence
  • Effective organizer – can handle multiple projects at the same time and can take product from conception to mass production
  • Effective Communicator – able to listen effectively
  • Strong in follow-up – must catch every detail
  • Baking & Culinary skills
  • Computer Skills


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies Proficiency Level

Work Days: Monday – Friday, some weekends as needed.Competitive Compensation based on donut/bakery knowledge and experience, from $60K-$70K.


Preferred:  Flexible on education requirement with practical experience background

  • BS or Associate, degree in Food Science, Culinary Arts, Science Related (biology, microbiology, chemistry) or Diploma or certificate training in baking.
  • An Equal Opportunity Employer