Associate Food Technologist - Bakersfield,
Location: Bakersfield, California
Job ID: 17006775
Product Technology Centre Ice Cream located in Bakersfield California is
the global center for excellence in Ice Cream and frozen desserts!
currently seeking for an Associate Food Technologist that will be responsible
for creating and conducting experiments in the areas of Chocolates,
Compounds/Ice Cream coatings & its application to ice cream products.
Support projects under Discover & Develop stream to deliver Innovation
& Renovation of Ice Cream Coatings in terms of products/processes/systems
from inception through all stages of development.
candidate will be offered a 3-Year contract and company benefits.
- Provide scientific and
technical background of confectionary area to improve existing ice cream
coatings portfolio while supporting innovations.
- Integration of knowledge of the
field of chocolate/compounds to Ice Cream Coatings & its
- Support long-term coating
strategy. Timely & efficient handling of projects and activities
that drives strategy
- Perform literature search,
develop formulae, processes & conduct bench top / Pilot Plant
experiments to deliver project results
- Build relationship and
communication with key stakeholders (i.e., Nestle Research Center,
Product Technology Center, Strategic Business Unit, Markets, Corporate
important project results to R&D, Markets and SBUs together with
team members (R&D report, notes, patents, etc…)
and maintain proper documentation records
- Give technical support to
Markets and regional pool requests (following the framework of technical
assistance), and provide support to other PTC projects when required
- Participate in expert networks
within the Nestlé R&D community
- Contribute to knowledge
development in the field of expertise. Contact and collaborate with
suppliers & university to broaden knowledge and propose new
- Initiate new ideas, propose raw
materials/process/products/systems for new projects
- Create & foster team
- Fulfill each of the tasks
described above respecting the requirements of the quality management
system, food safety, safety of personnel and the environment as
applicable in NPTC Bakersfield and aligned with Nestle policies
- Perform all other duties as
This position will report directly to Science & Technology Lead.
position does not have any direct reports. One should be able to lead/mentor
team members in projects that he/she is leading.
- BS in
Food Science or Food Engineering (confectionary concentration) with 3 years
of industry experience required or MS in Food Science or Food Engineering
(confectionary concentration) with 1 year of industry experience required
Experience in confectionary industry/operations is a must
oral and written communication skills
management and problem solving skills desired
knowledge of ISO 22000/Quality/HACCP/Food Safety/GMP preferred
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action
employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: