COMPANY: AJINOMOTO WINDSOR FOODS
POSITION TITLE: Sr. Food Scientist/Technologist
LOCATION: LAMPASASS, TX. or ONTARIO, CA.
Ajinomoto Windsor is a leading manufacturer of Asian/Ethnic foods and
appetizers. Our passion for great tasting food and unparalleled customer
service, combined with an environment of high integrity and open
communication, will ensure growth for our employees and customers.
See more at www.AjinomotoWindsor.com
This individual will be responsible for generating and developing new food
products, line extensions and reformulation from bench top through
manufacturing scale up. They provide technical expertise and coordination
of new product development within company guidelines and regulatory
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Must have good culinary
skills, ability to formulate recipes and to develop and coordinate
products from bench top to commercialization. May include but not
- Reporting results and
providing advice to appropriate departments during the product
- Developing new ingredient
statements, cooking instructions, serving suggestions and nutritional
- Accurately maintaining new,
existing and discontinued product formula records.
- Documenting new raw
ingredients and maintaining proper documentation of suppliers.
- Arranging R & D trials in
production through proper channels.
- Establishes product controls
and procedures to insure that newly developed products meet the
customer needs as well as meet established company and regulatory
standards (USDA and FDA).
- Independently supports Sales
and Marketing in customer presentations and concept identification.
- Independently coordinates
activities with counterparts in Operations and Quality Assurance
during the commercialization phase.
- Oversee the activities of
R&D personnel so that quality, R&D procedures, GMP, GSP and
safety standards are adhered to.
- Train or delegate training of
employees as required. Evaluate skills and performance of employees
and make appropriate recommendations.
- Maintains discipline of
employees under their jurisdiction in accordance with established
rules and regulations. Initiates verbal and written warnings and
recommends further disciplinary action as required.
- Promote a positive team
- Perform all other work as
JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Knowledge,
Skills & Abilities):
- Over five years of
demonstrated accomplishments in product development, preferably in a
multi sales channel environment. Value-added Frozen Foods experience
is a plus but not a requirement for the position. A B. S. in food
science or a related technical degree is required.
- Good communication skills
(verbal and written) with individuals at all levels within the
organization and outside the organization.
- Must be computer literate
- Needs to be a self-starter,
goal-oriented, focused and flexible
- Possess strong technical
- Must have a valid driver’s
- Must be willing to taste food
products including food animal products.
Position is characterized as active work. Job demands may require long
periods of sitting; long periods of standing; telephone work and/or
computer work as well as interactions with other employees and customers;
filing in lateral and upright file cabinets. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to finger, handle or touch. The employee is
occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must
frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Position requires occasional
heavy lifting of boxes, greater than 40 pounds. The employee must be
capable of working in hot (100 °F) or cold (0 °F) environments for extended
periods of time. Will be required to travel to the plants or vendors where
products will be produced to do test runs and new product start-ups in the
NO CALLS TO COMPANY PLEASE
Job Type: Full-time
- Experience as a food
scientist/technologist working in a plant: 5 years
Required license or certification:
- Degree in Food Science or