REPORTS TO: Director
of Technical Services
The Food Technologist will be responsible for
innovating and developing new product concepts, prototypes, and processes
in response to customer or internal objectives and focuses on the
development of mayonnaise and mayonnaise based products, sauces and condiments
as well as technical advice in developing minor ethnic food products.
The Food Technologist is responsible for conceptual
development, formulation, process, implementation, validation, continuous
management and improvement, and delivering the required margin for
customers and the business.
The Food Technologist is also responsible for
maintaining filing system updates and validations, facilitating quality
assurance, operation optimization and technical advice.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- The Technologist will be
responsible for innovating and developing new product concepts,
prototypes, and processes in response to customer or internal briefs
and manages focused development of new products to deliver the
required margin for customers and the business.
- This position creates
formulas/recipes for commercialization and costing; adapts formulas to
production and reverse engineers formulas
from a sample.
- Creates samples for external
customers in a timely manner and will maintain concise documentation
of formulas and work papers.
- Provides formulas and batching
information for costing and material sourcing.
- The Technologist presents new
product and process facts and ideas clearly, accurately and
persuasively to customers internally and externally and cross-functionally.
Plans, organizes and controls resources to deliver products and
processes to an agreed quality and timescale.
- Tests products shelf life and
- Tests products and develop
specific processing methods, leads product scale-up and start-ups as
- Works with operations on
initial production runs and as needed to maintain product quality
levels and conducts core ingredient research, development of new
products, cost and quality improvements to current products, shelf
life improvement and new product research.
- Confers with vendors, process
engineers, chefs, flavor experts, packaging and marketing specialists
to understand available technology and provide ideas, solutions, and
alternatives to meet food safety, quality, costs, and customer
- Maintains an awareness of
market food trends and comparative products from all major
retailers/competitors and recommends product development ideas in line
with those trends and coordinates interdepartmental activities; seeks
mutual agreement on problems involving coordination.
- Provides technical support to
production to achieve quality and productivity goal.
- Supports QA&QC groups.
- Works cross functionally with
QC, marketing, sales, operations, maintenance, business development,
- BS degree in food science, food
technology or equivalent majors.
- Requires a vast knowledge of
food science and formulation as well as manufacturing process.
- 3 – 5 years experience in the food industry,
specializing in condiments, sauces or dressings
- Excellent communication skills.
- Fluent in Microsoft and
nutrition labeling software.
- FDA regulations, 21 CFR, food
labeling, acidified food and thermal processing
- Critical thinking and fast
- Passion for food
Job Type: Full-time