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Food Technologist-14004479 - CA-Bakersfield



Position is responsible for developing new concepts, processes, products, and flavors. Position will also require development and implementation of analytical and research methodologies and procedures to develop new products and flavors from concept through commercialization. Position manages multiple complex assignments including existing product lines and conducts in depth technical experiments to verify product acceptance, stability, reproducibility, and consumer acceptance.


The following are essential job accountabilities:

         Works independently to research the feasibility, functionality, and consumer acceptance of new ingredients, processes, and products

         Applies advanced knowledge and skills to prepare complex experiments of new and existing technologies

         Provides ongoing technical support to all functional areas as to product viability, consistency and ongoing reproducibility

         Assesses and makes recommendations on problems and opportunities of diverse natures while referring the most complicated problems to higher levels

         Documents findings, formulas, processes and supports the development of specifications

         Contributes to the coordination and facilitation of technical development of Pilot Plant personnel and procedures

         Develops product improvement and cost reduction formulas, processes, and consumer acceptance testing

         Manages technical aspects of product lines and meets with representatives of partner companies and suppliers

         Develops cost estimates for some large projects

         Will serve as a technical expert on Company committees

EOE M/F/D/V - Nestle USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment



         Good understanding of advanced scientific methods and procedures to solve a wide range of difficult technical problems

         Proficient in Food Science technologies

         A thorough understanding of ice cream manufacturing including formulation, processing, equipment, manufacturing capability, and product costs

         Excellent project management skills and an ability to work independently or manage others on multiple projects

         Ability to develop, conduct, and confirm complex experiments

         Proven understanding of ice cream business and how it is tied to corporate goals

         Excellent problem solving skills

         Excellent computer skills

         Strong ability to articulate advanced technologies to other functional groups

         Highly skilled in attention to details

         A thorough awareness of technical advances in the food and ice cream industries


         BS in Food Science or related field, one to two years of food industry experience desired

         MS in Food Science or related field with little or no experience


R&D/Scientific/Product Development

Primary Location



Nestle USA




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