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Sr. Food Scientist/Technologist
Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. - Lampasas, TX





POSITION TITLE: Sr. Food Scientist/Technologist

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.
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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 standards.


  • Must have good culinary skills, ability to formulate recipes and to develop and coordinate products from bench top to commercialization. May include but not limited to:
  • Reporting results and providing advice to appropriate departments during the product development process.
  • Developing new ingredient statements, cooking instructions, serving suggestions and nutritional panels.
  • 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 oriented attitude.
  • Perform all other work as required.

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 skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • 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 plant.


Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Experience as a food scientist/technologist working in a plant: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • Degree in Food Science or related

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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