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Food Technologist
Aqua Star - Seattle, WA




Aqua Star Corp. is a leading global frozen seafood sales, marketing, and distribution enterprise headquartered in Seattle, WA. We were founded in 1990 by industry experts who continue to lead the business today. We are looking to fill a position as a Food Technologist on our Product Development team.

Position Summary:
Initiate, coordinate, and implement new product initiatives on new and existing products. Ensure research and development responsibilities are aligned with various areas of the business such as procurement, quality assurance, production, and marketing. Accountable for product development activities and documentation from ideation to first production approval and assist in establishing shelf life and food safety standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and commercialize new product formulas including: translating bench top recipes to production formulas efficiently
  • Validate production processing procedures and critical production control points on new items to ensure product attributes are maintained
  • In liaison with QA, approve quality of raw materials and ingredients used in Value Added items
  • Document and maintain all Value Added formula's in company format in the Product Development folders on SharePoint
  • Assist QA with completion of Value Added product specifications and set specification limits using production data
  • Complete cost components on new formula's and have the ability to engineer new product formula's to desired price point
  • Ensure product formula's adhere to corporate brand standards or respective Private Label brand standards
  • Ability to run nutritional information for product development
  • Accountable for hands-on preparation of bench top and customer presentation samples
  • Validation of consumer preparation information for packaging
  • Attend Value Added plant trials and first productions as required
  • Develop ingredient declarations for new Value Added products and document background information accordingly
  • Travel to and work with vendors in the development of ingredients and components
  • Support the Sales dept. on New Value Added item presentations -- product samples, information coordination, preparation, and attendance as required

Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum 4-5 years' experience in a food processing or research & development capacity
  • Seafood or frozen food experience is a plus, but not required
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the functionality of food ingredients
  • Must be detailed oriented and proficient in MS Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or related Science
  • A culinary background is a plus, but not required.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food Processing or Research & Development: 4 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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