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Food Technologist - River Falls, WI





Food Technologist

Smell the warmth and taste the goodness! Start your career at New French Bakery! Be part of an exciting, growing company where your contributions will continue our industry leading expertise!

We have a fast-paced, fun environment where your team members will share your passion for the art of making fantastic product.

As a Food Technologist, you will be responsible for researching, developing, and launching new products. You will respond to company initiatives and customer needs by driving new products which align with industry and consumer trends, as well as working in a bakery environment you will understand the manufacturing capabilities and the new product commercialization process. Cross functionally collaborate to meet company goals and objectives and offer leadership in the product development area.

Job duties include:

  • Researching current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts utilizing trade show events, industry and related journals
  • Coordinating launches of new products or running trials alongside/together with commercialization team
  • Undertaking long-term projects with other departments, e.g. reducing waste by improving efficiency
  • Working on packaging innovation and technology
  • Modifying existing products and processes and developing new ones document and train on product/process specifications
  • Make product samples for shelf life trials, sales and marketing, and customer presentations
  • Support production tasks related to product and packaging samples, process testing, shelf life trials, customer visits, and scale-up runs
  • Analyze competitors' products
  • Receive and maintain ingredients and packaging samples in orderly manner
  • Properly documents activities to include process times, temps, specifications and photos to properly so process can be replicated during commercialization


Position Requirements


  • BS in Food Science/related field or 3 years prior experience in bakery operations in an R&D Role
  • Understanding of food safety/Quality standards and FDA regulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of basic bakery equipment (i.e. scale, mixing, forming equipment, and other bakery equipment)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (i.e. oral and written)
  • Strong organization, documentation and project management skills
  • Ability to climb stairs and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a production area which includes noise, equipment moving, sharp utensils, wet, hot and cold
  • Ability to travel as required: startups, trade shows, seminars, customer visits or equipment trails

Preferred but not Essential:

  • AIB certification or related certification in sweet goods
  • Proficiency in genesis nutrition program or related systems
  • Microsoft Great Plains, Navision ERP or related experience
  • Experience in bread manufacturing
  • Sweet good product development knowledge and experience



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About the Organization

We are a relationship-based company. Our people are as much a part of our offering as our products. We value an entrepreneurial and industrious approach to work. We encourage creativity. Integrity and loyalty are hallmarks of our company and the way we do business. These values differentiate us from other bakeries, foster sustainable growth and provide a strong foundation for our company.

We have built our reputation on our ability to consistently deliver the highest quality, all-natural Artisan breads for over ten years. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a very high level of service that supports our products. To maintain these high standards, we hire the best people and train them in our craft.

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