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R&D Food Technologist
Signature Sauces - Independence, OH


Job Title: Food Technologist
Department: R&D
Reports To: R&D Director
Salary Range: 25-35k Depending upon experience and training

Ask yourself; What are the hottest ingredients in food right now? What kinds of flavors can I create using these ingredients? Are you passionate about creating unique flavors that can grow to be loved across the nation? If so a career in Food Research and Development could be for you!

Direct experience in field helpful but not required. Those with a strong culinary experience, working in restaurants or other culinary fields are encouraged to apply

Position requires a strong passion for food and sauces as well as extensive ingredient and flavor pairing knowledge

Performs a variety of duties relating to Research & Development in a facility specializing in sauces, dressings, marinades, and other fluid goods. These duties include but are not limited to the development of new products from initial bench-top concept to a commercially producible product, provide technical support to other departments such as sales and production, and reverse engineering recipes.


  • Knowledge of food ingredient functionality
  • Ability to read and analyze formulas
  • Ability to write product specís and procedures
  • Ability to collect and analyze data
  • Reverse engineering recipes
  • Must be able to use lab analytically equipment
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMPís, SSOPís, Allergens, food safety rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations
  • Complies with all company policies and procedures
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Understand and adhere to government regulations and documentation requirements
  • Must be able to provide written or face to face reports on progress on projects
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Coordinates sauce tasting panels.

Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite as well as Microsoft Windows. This position requires a well organized individual that is self motivated and takes charge, is dependable and responsible, enjoys new opportunities and challenges, enjoys working with and developing people, deals with criticism calmly and effectively, is careful about detail and is thorough in completing tasks as assigned and on time, is flexible and open to change

Able to read, analyze, and interpret ingredient specifications and recipes, general business periodicals, and or governmental regulations. Able to write and develop specific, accurate, and scalable recipes and procedure manuals. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, staff and owners.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of weights and measures. Ability to apply concepts such as ratios, and proportions for ingredient and nutritional information.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to regularly stand, stoop, kneel and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet. Exposure to outdoor elements is possible on a daily basis. Must be responsible for dressing accordingly and being prepared for any type of weather.

Salary: $30,000.00 /year

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