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Oberto Brands, known for our high quality, delicious meat snacks are currently hiring ≠ at our Kent, Washington Headquarters.
The Food Technologist is responsible for new product development activities and project management.
RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:
∑ Responsible for product/process development to meet stated targets or gold standards, including flavor, texture, quality, cost, and any other parameters defined. May include new product development and/or redevelopment/reformulation of products and/or processes.
∑ Drafts routine experimental designs without assistance. Can readily utilize statistics in designing and interpreting experimental results.
∑ Individual is self-motivated and requires some supervision.
∑ Scales-up products from benchtop to the pilot plant with some assistance required for commercial production scale-up. Recommends equipment to complete the project. Recommends processing procedures on new and existing products to ensure food safety and fulfilling shelf-life requirements.
∑ Adapts and utilizies most existing technologies for routine research; may develop some new technologies.
∑ Identifies primary experimental variables with minimal assistance.
∑ Demonstrates a complete knowledge of all available food ingredients; identifies and evaluates potential new ingredients. Rapidly formulates most food products with minimal assistance.
∑ Knowledgeable of USDA, FDA and other local, state and federal laws and makes sure that the company stays within compliance. Generates food labels with all information generated.
∑ Exhibits a professional attitude at all times; demonstrates a cooperative demeanor and willingness to help others.
∑ Directs and monitors the activities of any technician assigned to him/her. Responsible for training and motivating subordinates.
∑ Designs and executes shelf-life tests with minimal assistance; interprets the results with minimal assistance.
∑ Utilizes, designs and interprets a wide variety of sensory testing techniques. Utilizes sensory services within and outside the company.
∑ Proactively identifies and recommends cost savings projects.
∑ Drafts quality control standards and specifications of finished products and ingredients used with minimal assistance.
∑ Utilizes an integrated, efficient approach with no assistance to solve difficult technical problems by properly conducting a literature search and review, identifying major variables, developing a hypothesis, drafting effective experimental designs, precisely executing experimental designs, skillfully interpreting results and initiating actions based on those results to solve the problem.
∑ Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint and Outlook as well as Genesis nutritional labeling software.
∑ Documents work and discoveries via laboratory notebook, R&D computer database (sharepoint), R&D Central Filing System, and other systems used by the department to develop and maintain complete project documentation.
∑ Hires, coaches, evaluates, and schedules a Food Technician. Provides direction and oversight to the Food Technician. Responsible for maintaining adequately trained team member to accomplish R&D requirements.
∑ Follow established programs, policies, and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
∑ Maintain accountability to Oberto Brands Food Safety and Quality Principles.
∑ Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.
∑ Bachelorís degree in Food Science/Technology, Meat Science or related field required.
∑ 3-5 years of experience in food product development/formulation.
∑ Experience and or advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D.) will be considered in lieu of experience.
∑ Interest in food and ability to cook are required. Experience and/or education in cooking or culinary skills are a plus.
ABOUT OBERTO: Oberto offers a creative environment filled with other talented people. We are committed to rewarding our teammates for their hard work, enthusiasm and professional excellence. Company perks include:
∑ Competitive salaries
∑ Annual performance incentive
∑ 401K Plan with company match
∑ Excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, short term and long term disability and life insurance.
TO APPLY: Go to www.oberto.com/careers to see the full posting and to apply for the position. Please include a resume with your application.
Oberto Sausage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and / or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (253) 437-6100.
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