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Beverage Product Development
PepsiCo - Industry, CA


Support the development of juice formulations, in response to market trends and consumer needs.
Maintain/upgrade commercial formulas for brand maintenance and cost savings.
This is a hands-on product development position, reporting to a Senior Scientist, where the primary function will be to implement designed experiments and formulate products on a bench level, scale up formulations using laboratory and pilot plant equipment.

Execute experiments to identify best formulations responding to quality, consumer preference, and cost requirements. Follow formulation & blending instructions to prepare prototype samples.
Assist in scale up runs as required.
Conduct shelf life studies, summarize results and report to supervisor.
Organize routine sensory evaluation, collect and summarize data. Provide Variance Support (sensory evaluation)
Maintain an organized and updated laboratory notebook.
Responsible for running/maintaining laboratory equipment
Maintain ingredient inventory for prototype development work (pulling ingredients from production, maintaining a library of frozen ingredients, dry powders and liquid ingredients)
Calibrate analytical instruments on a daily schedule
Coordinate all incoming & outgoing shipments (ingredients, product, test samples, etc…) as well as maintain inventory of shipping materials. This includes carrying boxes up and down stairs. * Order and maintain all lab supplies
Perform routine analytical testing of samples (brix, acid, pH, viscosity, etc…)
Coordinate all external Analytical testing
Support evaluation of new Suppliers and new Ingredients, and assist plant with ingredient issues
Maintain historical data files
Minimum travel required; ** Experience:
1-2 years experience in a lab setting, preferably a beverage or food lab. Experience in consumer foods or beverage industry is preferred.

B.S. in Food Science or comparable discipline
Manager is looking for a person, probably right out of college or with a few years of experience.

Duration: 24 Months Long Term
Rate: 36,000 Annually

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