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Food Technologist
Bar-S Foods - Lawton, OK



Bar-S Foods, a recognized leader in the packaged meat industry is currently seeking an experienced Food Technologist to be based in our Lawton, OK or Altus, OK facility.

The position is eligible for excellent compensation with annual incentive, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits as well as paid vacation and holidays. The company also offers a 401k retirement plan with matching and eligibility for profit sharing contributions.

Job Functions

  • Implementation of procedures, ingredients and materials towards the improvement of quality and product cost. The implementation process involves every step of the operation from the receiving of raw materials to the packing of finished product, as well as documenting the process variables that might render a product out of compliance.
  • Labeling compliance of current and newly developed finished product. In this role, the food technologist is in charge of the submittal of temporary, sketch or extension of temporary form 7234 to the U.S Department of Agriculture through the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
  • Compliance of Mexican export labels. The exported product from our plants in Seminole and Clinton OK, require the strict adherence to Mexican official norm 051 which establishes the labeling requirements of a prepackaged food product in order to be sold in the Mexican territory. It is the food technologist responsibility to enforce the adequate observance of such norm.
  • Testing of new ingredients in small-scale, controlled environments. In certain occasions it is necessary the testing of small batches to avoid disruptions in the manufacturing plant due to the use of new flavors or ingredients; these small-scale tests are usually performed in pilot plant.
  • Follow-up of laboratory results of new products and trend plotting. Once there is the implementation of a new product, it is important to track the chemistry test results in order to build the upper and lower limits for a specific parameter, and upon those limits, to verify the adherence to the specifications for the measured parameter (i.e. %salt, %fat, %protein)
  • Enforcement of the Product's Standard Technical Instructions (STI). The STI are the standardized recipe for a given SKU, the observance of such STI will render a product with optimal quality.
  • Implementation of laboratory procedures. New lab techniques are to be implemented as well as new sampling procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Must be familiar with further meat processing including formulation, process and product implementation. Must have knowledge of HACCP, SQF, GMP, Process equipment, Product improvement and troubleshooting for any challenges process in the raw to finished goods process.

  • Bachelorís degree in Food or Animal Science or related field required, Masterís degree preferred
  • Three yearsí experience in the meat or food industry
  • Strong knowledge of USDA and FDA Regulations, including Labeling and Nutritional facts
  • Knowledge of Consumer Marketplace, including food trends
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Ability to work with multiple departments while maintaining QA standards
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, excellent Excel skills

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food Technologist- Meat Industry: 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

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