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Research Technologist

05-Apr-2016 to 04-Jun-2016 (CST)

Salinas, CA, USA

Full Time




Competitive Benefits offered after introductory period

Fresh Express, a subsidiary company of Cutrale and a leading international marketer and distributor of fresh and processed food products is currently seeking a Research Technologist for our R&D group located in Salinas, CA.

Position Summary:
The Research Technologist will be responsible to support testing and related activities for the development of new products in the area of fresh cut fruits and vegetables. Specific responsibilities will include:
Assisting the development of new products from concept to full scale commercialization for branded, private label, and food         service products.
Closely monitoring test execution and communicating results to the cross-functional team in a timely manner.
Conduct pilot and commercial plant trials under limited supervision.
Supporting the development and testing of innovative processes and packaging for existing and new products.
Performing tasks assigned by senior scientists, including but not limited to data analysis, specification ideation, cold room            monitoring, various laboratory functions.

Preferred Qualifications:
BS degree in a food science related field (food science, biology, postharvest, horticulture, chemistry) with 1-2 year experience     in new product development and laboratory testing of foods, preferable fresh fruit and vegetables.
Candidate must be team oriented and handle multiple projects in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary environment. The ideal             candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, be detail oriented and have excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong emphasis in technical presentations and reports are a must.
Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Experience with nutrition software and specification is a plus.
Must be comfortable working in sub-40F environments.

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