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Food Scientist
SupHerb Farms - Turlock, CA




SupHerb Farms, the market leader in fresh frozen herbs and other specialty culinary products, has an opening for a Food Scientist at our facility in Turlock, CA. This position is responsible for supporting all technical services activities, and provides hands-on preparation of value added formulations, conducts bench top basic research activities, sensory evaluations, plant process data collection and provides summaries and reports as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide bench top and basic research studies for new product concepts or processes as they apply to value added products, new packaging, and processes. Provide documentation of results and report for management.
  • Prepare and evaluate new concept product samples based on formulas supplied by the R&D management, customers, and in-house development activities. Help to procure sources of suitable ingredients. Recommend adjustments for quality, and food safety factors if necessary.
  • Help conduct sensory and microbiological shelf life studies of existing and new value added products or product concepts and produce or ensure that the results are documented in a professional manner.
  • Support the New Product Brief (NPB) document system by supplying spreadsheets, flowcharts, manufacturing specs, product specifications, BOMís, nutritional statements, and labels leading to the qualification testing and commercialization of modified or new products.
  • Implement and conduct process improvement activities including experimental design, plant sampling, documenting both agricultural and plant process parameters, collecting data, analyzing the data and providing technical reports on the results.
  • Participate in new process and packaging development studies leading to commercialization and provide technical support for this endeavor.
  • Provide customer value added services such as questionnaire information, specification compliance, and other essential documents per their approval programs.
  • Provide technical responses to customer/sales team inquiries.

Qualification Requirements and Preferences:

  • B.S. Degree in Food Science or a related field, equivalent experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as the ability to interact and collaborate successfully with all levels and functional areas
  • Must have proficiency with business operating systems, and Microsoft Office Programs. Familiarity with Genesis a plus.
  • Must be able to work in a cold environment and lift up to 45 pounds.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a collaborative work environment. If interested, please send resume with salary history.

No relocation benefits offered. No visa sponsorship available.


Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • Turlock, CA 95380

Required experience:

  • FOOD SCIENTIST: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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