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Senior Food Technologist - Los Angeles, CA

Synear Foods USA





An established foreign food manufacturer expands its business in the United States and is currently looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and detail oriented Food Technologist to join our product development team. The Food Technologist will report to Product Development Manager and assist with the process of new product development and existing product enhancement.


  • Participate in all aspects of product development process from benchtop to commercialization, including new ingredients/vendor sourcing, sample preparation, sample testing, reformulation, plant trials, labeling,etc.
  • Assist QA in writing up product specifications and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist with testing data analysis and bill of materials (BOM) calculation.
  • Design sensory evaluation protocol, schedule and coordinate sensory evaluation of new products and competitorsí products.
  • Coordinate with other departments for plant trials on existing products to ensure quality consistency on a regular basis, and new products as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized R&D test kitchen. Order the kitchen supplies as needed.
  • Assist with troubleshooting any product technical support for production in a timely manner to control production downtime.
  • Ensure that formulation, data and reports are strictly controlled, and kept securely and confidentially.
  • Address any questions or concerns on food quality to the management.
  • Substitute for Product Development Manager when the person is absent.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelorís degree in food science, food engineering, chemistry or a related field.
  • Minimum one year of experience of product development in food manufacturing industry. Previous experience of Asianfrozen products preferred.
  • Knowledge of ingredients functionality, product evaluation, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, microbiology, quality assurance principles, and market research principles.
  • Must be familiar with USDA, FDA and other food manufacturing related laws and regulations if applicable.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule depending on the operational needs.
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal, organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills along with computer skills. (MS Word and Excel)
  • Must be able to motivate, coach, train, reward, and recognize employees.
  • Bilingual in Chinese preferred.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Research and Development: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Los Angeles, CA (Preferred)


  • Chinese (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)


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