Food Technologist

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Food Technologistost

Posted – 4.28.22

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Description

Job Summary

Assist in the development of new products according to the requirements of the Sales and
Marketing function from concept development to commercialization. Responsible for
applying scientific principles in research, development, production technology, quality
standards, packaging, and processing to design new and/or improved products. This is an entry level position that plays a supporting role in the creation of new products and assists the Research and Development team on all ongoing projects, research and administrative tasks. This position functions within a fast-paced environment of creative energy, novel product designs and opportunities to continue professional growth and build technical knowledge.

Technical Job Functions
Food Technologist main duties include:
  • Technical development and documentation of R&D recipes

  • Assisting in the optimization of recipe for cost, process and essential attributes

  • Assisting with sensory, cooking/heating instructions and shelf life tests

  • Support with planning, designing and leading plant trials and process specification validation

  • Conducting competitive analysis and market reviews

  • Preparation of comprehensive process documentation to enable smooth
    commercialization and training of plant personnel, and meet internal and external
    audit requirement including regulatory compliance, label reviews, specifications,
    raw ingredients specification, product specification, shelf life, etc.

  • Participate in meetings with cross functional teams, which may include program
    development, brainstorming sessions, timelines and project status updates

  • Evaluate organoleptic properties of food products

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirments
  • Technical competency in a food science related field

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong Analytical skills

Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in food science, biology,
    chemistry, or a related life science field.

  • Knowledge of process and package development, QA, project process
    management, financial hurdles, and strong PC skills are preferred.

Language Skills

Ideal candidate must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions.
Draft memos and correspondence with ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Be able to read and comprehend instruments, equipment manuals.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to smell,
taste, and consume all food types. The individual occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
pounds.

Work Environment

The individual will handle and is exposed to allergenic and sensitive materials, such as
soy, wheat, gluten, dairies, seafood, nuts, sulfites, etc.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive
listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this
job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of
personnel so classified.

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    Description

    Job Summary

    Assist in the development of new products according to the requirements of the Sales and
    Marketing function from concept development to commercialization. Responsible for
    applying scientific principles in research, development, production technology, quality
    standards, packaging, and processing to design new and/or improved products. This is an
    entry level position that plays a supporting role in the creation of new products and
    assists the Research and Development team on all ongoing projects, research and
    administrative tasks. This position functions within a fast-paced environment of creative
    energy, novel product designs and opportunities to continue professional growth and
    build technical knowledge.