Since its founding in
1889, Shasta Beverages, Inc. has been a beverage industry pioneer and
family-trusted staple in America, with over 30 unique, innovative and
distinctive soft drink flavors. Shasta has a flavor for everyone –
ranging from the new California Dreamin’ and
Fiesta Punch to such familiar favorites as Crème Soda and Root Beer.
For more information, please visit www.shastapop.com or Shasta Soda on
Facebook and Twitter.
Shasta is part of the
National Beverage Corp. family of iconic brands.
As the fourth largest
branded soft-drink company in the U.S., National Beverage proudly refreshes
America. Innovation is the essential ingredient in the
flavorful variety of beverages we lovingly invent and create – including
such iconic favorites as Shasta® and Faygo® soft
drinks, Everfresh juices®, LaCroix® sparkling waters and Rip It® energy drinks.
Headquartered in Ft.
Lauderdale, National Beverage has multiple locations throughout the
nation. National Beverage . . . the “one-stop beverage shop”, trades
as FIZZ on the NASDAQ.
Careers at National
We are looking for
individuals of noble character to join our team. Please contact us if
you are dedicated, reliable, compassionate and talented . . . and want to
discover what it means to work in an environment of creativity,
collaboration and support.
Fun, Flavor and
Vitality . . . the National Beverage Way!
The Flavor Technologist develops the manufacturing processes and recipes of
food and drink products and works on existing and newly discovered
ingredients and technologies to invent new recipes and concepts. Position
located in Hayward, CA.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct experiments and produce sample products, as well as
designs the processes for making products with a consistent flavor, color
and texture in large quantities.
Modifies the flavor concentrates of existing products to
achieve consistent flavor profile of the finished product
Conducts internal sensory evaluations to determine quality of
flavors, both new and existing.
Collaborates with Marketing to develop new flavors that match
targeted consumer preferences for taste, nutrition, and refreshment.
Conducts line trials within the manufacturing facilities to
ensure accuracy of process and quality of flavor.
Evaluates raw materials and qualifies new suppliers for use in
existing flavor concentrates including any necessary changes to maintain
consistent year-to-year flavor targets.
Answers compliance-related questions regarding new and
reformulated product concepts.
Possesses working knowledge of quality control testing methods
and Good Manufacturing Practices to drive development and improvement
projects to successfully integrate new products into existing soft drink
Ability to collect, analyze and summarize process quality
information and trends.
Expert sensory ability to detect flavor nuances
Maintains extensive knowledge of flavor ingredients including
the key attributes of flavor subcomponents and their contributions to a
Understands carbonated soft drink chemistry and the impact of
the manufacturing process and packaging on flavor stability and consumer
Computer literacy required with proficiency in Microsoft
Office products including Excel and Word.
Typically faces situations that have a variety of
interpretations and require careful evaluation.
Typically solves problems by considering courses of action
within the framework of management’s goals and standards.
Ability to travel to any location where the Company operates
and expand territory as business needs dictate.
Ability to attend various meetings as requested with minimal
Communicates cross functionally and provides training
regarding current and emerging food labeling issues and opportunities and
related impact on products and product technology.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational
opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal
networks; participating in professional organizations.
Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common information, reports and
other documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from
customers, regulatory agencies, or company representatives. Ability to
effectively present information to management.
The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand for
long periods of time, sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is
required to use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel, sit for long periods
of time, stand frequently, bend, squat, reach and turn to access files and
office equipment. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Field
positions will be exposed to various unfamiliar conditions where Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn and which may include, but are not
limited to: manufacturing and warehouse plants, and other venues as
directed by supervisor. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate, but increases significantly in warehouse and manufacturing
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Chemistry or
appropriate equivalent from an accredited university
Minimum of seven years of experience in the carbonated
soft drink industry. Must have beverage industry experience
Experience in formulating and manufacturing of carbonated soft
drinks (CSD) and/or thermal processed shelf stable drinks
Solid working knowledge of formulations and compliance
requirements associated with “Natural”, Non-GMO, Gluten-free, and “Organic”
Understands preservative systems and impact of
nutrient-containing ingredients on shelf stability of carbonated and
Must be able to taste and consume all kinds of drinks and
flavors, including caffeine
Knowledge of FDA and NSDA labeling requirements
Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
Must demonstrate superior analytical and problem-solving
Ability to multi-task and prioritize work load
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft business
applications and various reporting software
Must be 18 years or older
Pass the drug test and physical exam
Ability and willingness to work a flexible Full Time schedule
that may include weekends and holidays
Must be able to provide own transportation to various
locations as required by duties