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Food Technologist . - Seattle, WA
Aqua Star (USA), Corp. - Seattle, WA

 

 

 

 

Job Summary

Headquartered in Seattle, Aqua Star Corp. is a leading global manufacturer, producer, and distributor of quality seafood and culinary food products. We were founded in 1990 by industry experts who continue to lead the business today. We are looking to fill a position as a Food Technologist on our Product Development team.

Initiate, coordinate, and implement new product initiatives on new and existing products, with an emphasis on project management and plant processing experience. Ensure research and development responsibilities are aligned with various areas of the business such as procurement, quality assurance, production, and marketing. Accountable for product development activities and documentation from ideation to first production approval and assist in establishing shelf life and food safety standards.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Formulate and commercialize new product formulas including: translating bench top recipes to production formulas efficiently, within manufacturing capabilities of company
  • Validate production processing procedures and critical production control points on new items to ensure product attributes are maintained
  • In liaison with QA, approve quality of raw materials and ingredients used in Value Added items
  • Document and maintain all Value Added formula's in company format in the Product Development folders on SharePoint
  • Assist QA with completion of Value Added product specifications and set specification limits using production data
  • Complete cost components on new formula's and have the ability to engineer new product formula's to desired price point, and within manufacturing capabilities of company
  • Ensure product formulas adhere to corporate brand standards or respective Private Label brand standards
  • Ability to run nutritional information for product development using Genesis nutritional program
  • Accountable for hands-on preparation of bench top and customer presentation samples
  • Validation of consumer preparation information for packaging
  • Attend Value Added plant trials and first productions as required
  • Develop ingredient declarations for new Value Added products and document background information accordingly
  • Travel to and work with vendors in the development of ingredients and components
  • Support the Sales dept. on New Value Added item presentations -- product samples, information coordination, preparation, and attendance as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a food processing or research & development capacity
  • Seafood or frozen food experience is a plus, but not required
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the functionality of food ingredients
  • Must be detailed oriented and proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or related Science
  • A culinary background is a plus, but not required

Benefits

Aqua Starís benefits include: two medical plans, dental, vision, and life insurance, transportation reimbursement, health club reimbursement, up to 4% employer matching on 401k, company paid short term disability and long term disability, flexible spending account, paid time off, and 8 paid holidays per year.

Aqua Star (USA) Corp. is a leading global frozen seafood sales, marketing and distribution enterprise headquartered in Seattle, WA. We are one of the largest retail frozen seafood brands and leading suppliers in North America. We were founded in 1990 by industry experts who continue to lead the business today. For more information about our company, please visit: www.aquastar.com

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Job Location:

  • Seattle, WA

 

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