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Food Technologist - Soledad, CA




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Under the direction of Manager, Product Innovation R&D, perform and execute activities (e.g. lab experiments, plant trials, commercialization trials, documentation) that requires technical skills in food science, chemistry, microbiology, food processing and packaging


       Design, coordinate and conduct experiments in the lab, processing plant and field environments

       Collect, analyze and interpret data; report findings to Supervisor

       Provide technical assistance to other R&D team members and others as requested

       Adhere to all field and plant quality, GMP and food safety standards

       Act as a liaison for training and guidance throughout the scale-up production trials and commercialization of new products and process developments

       Develop and issue product packaging, graphic, nutritional and product specifications

       Manage product specification systems based in Microsoft Access and other R&D databases such as Genesis SQF R&D Nutritional Software and assure up to date specifications are in distribution

       Maintain laboratory equipment and work area

       Work beyond regular office hours, weekends, rotating shifts required

       Travel up to 10% required

       Other duties as assigned

Required Skills


       Working knowledge of food technology and processing with emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables

       Computer skills as related to data entry and analysis

       Exceptional written and oral communication skills; ability to work with a diverse work force

       Occasional travel to regional processing plants for trials

       Occasional flexible work schedule after normal office hours to support plant trials

       Bilingual in English / Spanish a plus

Required Experience


       B.S. degree in Food Science or related Biosciences

       M.S. degree in Food Science or related Biosciences a plus; will accept 3 5 years fresh-cut produce experience in lieu of M.S. degree

Job Location

Soledad 023, California, United States

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