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Product Development Scientist
Lyons Magnus 23 reviews - Fresno, CA




Lyons Magnus, a leader in the foodservice industry, is seeking a dynamic individual for immediate opening as a Product Development Technologist at our corporate headquarters in Fresno, CA. Lyons Magnus develops, manufacturers, and markets quality products with innovative packaging to meet the needs of Foodservice, Ingredient, and International customers.

Overview of Position:
The Product Development Scientist is responsible for completing tasks of product development as assigned by the VP, Product Development.


  • Provide the Product Development Team with science and technology support and leadership.
  • Propose and develop new and innovative products, processes and technologies to support Lyons continued leadership position in the food ingredient industry.
  • Work closely with the Engineering team to further develop innovative processing techniques.
  • Lead longer term technology based projects.
  • Conduct new product development/experimentation under the direction of the VP, Product Development.
  • Ensure that all product formulations in the pilot plant are within operating specifications for the product
  • Upon new product development provide the Raw Materials Technical Manager with all necessary raw material testing procedures/specifications.
  • Upon new product development, provide the Process Control Technical Manager with all necessary thermal processing and in-process testing procedures/specifications.
  • Upon new product development, provide the Regulatory Affairs Technical Manager with all necessary labeling information.
  • Upon new product development, provide the Regulatory Affairs Technical Manager with all necessary information for theoretical nutritional analysis.
  • Provide necessary formulation information to Cost Accounting for cost structure analysis.
  • Provide guidance to Process Control and Analytical Quality Control Technical Manager during initial scale-up to commercialization of all products within the Foodservice product category.
  • Assist Quality Control function with resolution of product complaints.
  • Keep in contact with vendors and suppliers for latest technology and ingredients.
  • Attend seminars and classes relevant to product development and improvements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated
  • Proficient in Excel, Access, Power Point, and ERP systems.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelorís Degree from an accredited university. Preferably in Food Science or related discipline.
  • 3 - 5 years experience in Product Development/Research and Development for a Food Manufacturer is preferred.
  • Masters Degree and some related product development experience preferred.

Additional Information:
Our compensation program is designed to attract, motivate, and retain the very best people. Lyons Magnus offers a comprehensive benefits plan that include: Health, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Sec. 125, 401(k) plan, and more.

If you meet these requirements and are eager to join a dynamic company poised for further growth, please respond with your cover letter, salary requirements, and resume.


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