(Ready Meal and Pasta)
Oak HR - Gilroy, CA
The Food Technologist will be
responsible for innovating and developing new products concepts, prototypes,
and processes in response to customer or internal objectives and focuses on
the development of ready meal and pasta products. The Food Technologist
manages focused development of new products, which includes conceptual
development, formulation, process, implementation, validation and continuous
management and improvement, and delivers the required margin for customers
and the business.
- Contribute to the revenue and
profit growth by developing new and improved ready meal and pasta products
using both a scientific and culinary approach.
- Test products and develop
specific processing methods, leads product scale-up .Work with
operations on initial production runs and as needed to maintain product
- Create formulas/recipes for commercialization
and costing; adapts formulas to production.
- Conduct core ingredient
research, development of new products, cost and quality improvements to
current products, shelf life improvement and new product research.
- Confer 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
- Contribute to the overall team
effort by accomplishing related tasks and by applying leadership skills
and active participation.
- Maintain 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.
- 3+ years related work
experiences at human food manufacturing company
- Experience in lunch variety of
sauce products development in a food manufacturing environment
- Knowledge of food science and
formulation as well as manufacturing process
- Knowledge or experience on
dough rheology or bakery
- Proficient with computers, MS
office and software programs (GENESIS) and strong communication skills
- Knowledge and experience of NPD
- A culinary certification is a
- Self-directed with the ability
to work independently as well as with groups
- Feel comfortable to taste and
work with ready meal products consist of meat components
- Bachelorís degree in food
science/food technology or similar is required; MS degree is preferred.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $50,000.00 to $55,000.00