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Food Technologist - Ontario, CA

EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.






Ontario, CA Plant  

Req Number







-not applicable-  

About the Organization

Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.



Responsible for formula creation, revision, evaluation and validation prior to manufacturing packet distribution to the plants.
Design formula to meet customer specifications and requirements. Utilize Nutrition database (Genesis) for product development, recipe analysis, nutrition analysis and government compliant labeling.
Communicates effectively with internal and external customers. Fulfills and provides timely response on inquiries regarding project status and timeline. May be responsible for assisting and managing projects by evaluating new ingredients, process, technologies, and category platforms to support R&D/Culinary team. Will work with Director R D , Purchasing, HQQA, Package Engineer, Marketing & Sales counterparts.
Responsible for maintaining a clean, safe and well organized work area.


Position Requirements

Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Food Science (or related fields) or equivalent experience and have a minimum of 5 years product development experience.
An understanding of emulsion technology, dry blend technology, flavor development, and the basic science of process technology. Must be able to manage projects from bench to commercialization. Must possess a basic understanding and knowledge of ingredient interactions. Organization, project management and effective communication skills, a must.
Under supervision from immediate supervisor, is responsible for managing product and process development as it relates to the core technologies of Ventura Foods, LLC. This includes product and process development, reformulation, process improvements and commercialization scale-up opportunities that effectively support attainment of company financial goals.

Physical Activity/Work Environment

Travel - 10% Driving - 10%
Prolonged Sitting - 25%
Prolonged Standing/Walking - 30%
Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (50 lbs.) - 10%
Finger-Hand Manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing) - 10%

This position is currently accepting applications.


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