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Product Development Technologist, Food Science 
Pellicano Speciality Foods, Inc. - 
Buffalo, NY




Product Development Technologist, Food Science

Are you passionate about food and sauces? Then this may be the job for you. We are a fast-growing, food manufacturing business looking for a Product Development Technologist to join our R & D Team. We specialize in pasta sauces, hot sauces, dressings and marinades. You will research, develop and launch new products, and will work to improve current products, processes and packaging.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Formulate new products that can match product attribute, cost, ingredient statement, nutritional profiles for target product
  • Test new/alternate ingredients for product improvements and line extensions
  • Ability to read and analyze formulas
  • Ability to write product specifications and procedures
  • Conduct sensory evaluations, analyze the data and report results
  • Knowledge and understanding of GMPs, SSOPs, Allergens, food safety rules and regulations
  • Prepare product samples for shelf life trials, sales and marketing and customer presentations
  • Support production tasks related to product and packaging sample, process testing, shelf life trials, customer visits and scale-up runs

Education and/or Experience:

Two to four years related experience required. Ideal candidate will possess a background knowledge of food science including ingredient functionality, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles. This position requires a well-organized person that is self-motivated and takes charge, is dependable and responsible, is careful about detail and is thorough in completing tasks assigned in a timely manner. Must enjoy new opportunities and challenges, be flexible and open to change.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with your experience and an excellent benefit package to include 401k and paid vacation

Job Type: Full-time


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