The comprehensive food safety information website

Food Technologist - Dinuba, CA

Ruiz Foods





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, organizing workload while maintaining accurate, detailed documentation of tasks and results.


  • Develop, maintain and achieve product development plans and timelines, including key tasks and milestones, to meet project deliverables.
  • 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 Consumer Research Manager and marketing.
  • Plan, monitor and document plant trials and initial plants runs for successful commercialization of new products.
  • Reformulate products or processes for product improvement, cost reduction or manufacturing efficiency improvements.
  • 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, and 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.


  • 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


Interested applicants should submit resume to:

Ruiz Foods Human Resources

P.O. Box 37, Dinuba, CA 93618

OR fax to (559) 591-1593

E-mail us at: jobs@ruizfoods. com EOE M/F/D/V

Job Type: Full-time


  • food industry: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


Apply Now







Main Page

Description: Description: setstats            Copyright (C) All rights reserved under

            If you have any comments, please send your email to