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Food Technologist
Ruiz Foods - Dinuba, CA

 

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for development and commercialization of new products, reformulation of products to improve quality characteristics, processing efficiencies or ingredient cost, for testing alternate ingredient vendors, for defining specifications and standards, and maintaining accurate lab records. This position must handle multiple project demands and deadlines.

DUTIES AND RESPOSIBLITIES:

  • Develop, maintain and achieve product development plans and timelines
  • Develop bench top prototypes that meet product concept parameters
  • Plan and execute experiments, including analyzing and summarizing results
  • Plan and implement consumer tests in conjunction with other relevant stakeholders
  • Plan, monitor and document plant trials and initial plants runs
  • Reformulate products or processes for product improvement, cost reduction or manufacturing efficiency
  • Qualify new suppliers through evaluation of raw materials to ensure compliance with ingredient specification and finished product quality
  • Identify and implement product optimization opportunities to reduce cost
  • Work with customers as needed in new product development and reformulations
  • Conduct competitive product evaluations and maintain competitive product databases as required
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in consumer taste preferences and nutrition
  • Keep accurate records of lab work, documentation of ingredients used, formulation modifications
  • Maintain knowledge, understanding and adhere to safety policies, USDA, GMP’s, QA, HACCP, Sanitation rules and regulations, and company policies.
  • Regular and dependable attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

SKILLS:

  • B.S degree in Food science and one to three years experience in the food industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic understanding of ingredient functionality/interactions
  • Basic understanding of sensory evaluation techniques
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects; manage to established deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to perform with minimal supervision
  • Strong communicate skills with the ability to communicate clearly with all levels of personnel through verbal, written and electronic modes
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

SALARY: Depending on Experience (exempt)

SEND RESUME:

Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 37, Dinuba, CA 93618

Or fax to (559) 591-1593 or e-mail us at: jobs@ruizfoods. com

EOE--M/F/D/V

We offer excellent benefits with an opportunity for growth. Visit our web site at www .elmonterey.com

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • food industry: 1 year

 

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