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Food Technologist - Portsmouth, NH
Product Development - US
High Liner Foods





Product Development - US


    • Posted: September 13, 2017
  • Full-Time


    • Portsmouth, NH, United States

Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity with a progressive team of professionals in a growing company?

High Liner Foods is proud to be the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. We are seeking a Food Technologist to become the newest member of our R&D Team. The position will be based out of our Portsmouth, NH facility.

You will be responsible for applying scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing and utilization of foods to design develop and producing new and/or improved products. This position plays a major role in the creation of new products and therefore plays an important part in supporting HLF’s overall strategic goals.

As a Food Technologist, a typical day might include the following: • Leading New Product Development and/or Product Optimization through Innovation Engineering.

  • Preparing samples for Cooking Instruction Development, Nutritional Calculations/ Analysis, Product Photography, Shelf-Life Studies, Product Cuttings, Packaging Development, Focus Groups etc.
  • Generating preliminary product specs and information for costing as requested by Sales and/ or marketing.
  • Coordinating, designing, executing, and analyzing the results of Line Tests.
  • Working closely with QA, Production, and GSM teams to generate tentative and final product specs.
  • Monitoring 1st production runs of New Products until manufacturing can achieve target costs (run rate, yields, etc.) while maintaining desired product performance attributes.
  • Providing technical support for all internal and external customers.
  • Maintaining a thorough understanding of US Food Labeling Laws and Regulations.
  • Assisting HLF efforts with ingredient consolidation, product line rationalization and cost reduction projects. • Collaborating with Quality Assurance, Production, Purchasing, Procurement and Engineering when quality issues are clearly identified to ensure proper investigations are conducted; root cause analysis are performed, corrective actions are taken and preventative actions are established to prevent the recurrence of the issue.
  • Assisting with troubleshooting manufacturing and/or product performance issues by focusing in the area of methods, materials, man power and machinery. • Generating, adjusting and expediting purchase orders for assigned commodities insuring inventory levels are aligned with production schedule requirements. • Making sound purchasing decisions that avoid price variances, minimize inventory levels and maximize turns. • Sourcing, evaluating and recommending new suppliers and materials that help generate cost savings or reduce usage. • Resolving supplier performance issues on a timely basis to the satisfaction of Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing.

 This job might be for you if:

  • You have excellent interpersonal skills. In this role, you’ll deal with multiple personality types and a wide spectrum of skill sets.
  • You believe in education & so do we. We would like to see a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Food Science or Food Technology to ensure your success in this role.
  • You enjoy working in a fast paced environment and are comfortable navigating high stress situation.
  • You consider yourself someone with outstanding time management skills. 

In return for the experience you bring to the table, you will be given the opportunity to join a progressive, growing organization that has seen its revenue grow 270% in the last six years. With a reputation for excellence in North America and the global marketplace, you will have the professional benefits of a career with an international organization. This function is seen as a key piece of the corporate strategic plan, so you’ll also be given the opportunity to grow professionally and develop new skills as the organization continues to expand.

Offering a competitive compensation package coupled with a bonus, benefits and retirement plan, this is a chance for you to take the knowledge you’ve acquired in your career to date and have a real impact on the business.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran, or marital status, genetic information or other protected status, covered by federal, state or local law.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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