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Food Technologist 
Food Plant Manufacturing - 
Baltimore, MD 21224

 

 

 

Food Technologist

REPORTS TO: Director of Technical Services

DEPARTMENT: Research and Development

LOCATION: Baltimore MD

SUMMARY

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 sensory evaluation.
  • Tests products and develop specific processing methods, leads product scale-up and start-ups as necessary.
  • 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 requirements.
  • 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, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 adaption skills
  • Passion for food

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Baltimore, MD 21224

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • food industry: 3 years

 

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