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Food Technologist
at TreeHouse Foods
Cambridge, MD




Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


MD Cambridge

Job Type:

Research and Development

Job Posting Title:

Food Technologist

Job Description:

Works in a team-oriented environment to support the design, plan, validation and implementation of new products, line extensions, product improvement and technical service for TreeHouse Foods that meet product offering requirements.  This position will be responsible for the development and reformulation of beverages, broths, sauces, gravies, and other food products for processing and packaging in aseptic and retortable packaging. 


Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Define the formulation, nutritional and process parameters needed to develop a new product which meets the expectations of the customer.  Understand the impact of formulation cost on the overall COGs.

  • Apply sound scientific methods in all stages of development (including planning and executing trials, analyzing data and defining solutions to reach product targets).
  • Partner effectively with cross-functional groups: Marketing, Sales, Market Research, Procurement, Finance, Plant Management, Engineering, Vendors, Consultants, etc. to ensure customer product, packaging and documentation requirements are met.
  • Assist in the transfer of technology to the operations team when commercializing the test product to ensure a smooth transition to commercial volumes.  Prepare batch sheets and support on-site trials and/or first production runs.  Lead technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and technical oversight of internal and external manufacturing start-ups and ongoing technical service.
  • Set-up internal product reviews/sensory analysis.
  • Complete analytical testing of prototypes including pH, sodium, salt, density, brix, viscosity, etc.
  • Maintain proper lab notes and documentation on project work. 
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with established safety standards, regulatory requirements (FDA, UDSA & Kosher) NAFTA and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP).


Skills, Experience and Education:


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:


Understanding of ingredient interactions/functionality

Communicate effectively and openly while working in a cross-functional team.

Must be a self-starter, independent, energetic and resourceful

Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Aptitude for technical leadership and project management

Ability to work in a lab setting- operating equipment as needed.


 Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Food Science/Engineering/Culinary or related


Minimum Experience Preferred:

            5+ years in Food Product Development preferred


Travel Requirements:  25% or less travel required

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to [Click Here To Join]. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.


EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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