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Associate Food Technologist
CKE Restaurants 24 reviews - Carpinteria, CA




Job Descriptions:
The Associate Food Technologist supports the execution of technical projects to develop, optimize and maintain new or existing products, processes and/or packaging.

May perform any or all of the following duties:
Tests and evaluates new food and non-food products to be introduced into restaurant system

Partners with management to establish appropriate technical plans to meet project objectives

Contributes to the development of technical plans including project objectives, experimental designs, decision rules, background information, critical issues, approach, timing, necessary resources, and estimated costs

Develops information for product specifications, ingredient specifications and testing procedures

Plans and/or executes sensory panel research and coordinates consumer research efforts

Coordinates supplier activity in the performance of development activities including product formulations, processing procedures and related information

Partners with Quality Control, Marketing, Operations, vendors and/or suppliers to develop, make changes and/or improvements to new product programs

Maintains accurate and current database

Supports Guest Relations in responding to consumer questions regarding nutritional information and allergens

Communicates concise and accurate reports in written and/or oral form to appropriate management and project team members

Identifies and communicates results and/or critical issues that influence project direction

Participates in special projects as assigned by management

Maintains thorough and accurate documentation of project work

Other duties as assigned or requested

Required Experience:
Approximately two (2) years of experience that demonstrates a commanding knowledge in food product research and development or related field

BS in Food Science, Food Technology or similar field

Knowledge of product evaluation and food handling procedures

Knowledge of Genesis software required

Must have a understanding of nutritional and allergen labeling requirements

Restaurant experience preferred

Must have excellent planning, prioritizing, organizational and problem solving skills

Strong work ethic; commitment to seeing duties completed at a high standard of quality

The ability to effectively plan and deliver oral and written communications

Proficient technical skills and analytical abilities

Demonstrates the ability to successfully execute clear and concise projects and reports

Corporate and test kitchen environment, dead-line driven and demanding at times

Operates standard kitchen and food laboratory equipment

Constant interaction with internal and external partners by phone and/or electronic communications

Sitting/standing for long periods at a time
Keyword: Food Science, Food Technology, Food Technologist,
From: CKE Restaurants


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