Supherb Farms - Turlock, CA 95380
SupHerb Farms, the market leader in fresh
frozen herbs and other specialty culinary products, has an opening for a
Food Scientist at our facility in Turlock, CA. This position is responsible
for supporting all technical service activities, and provides hands-on
preparation of value added formulations, conducts bench top basic research
activities, sensory evaluations, plant process data collection and provides
summaries and reports as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following (other duties
may be assigned)
- Provide bench top and basic
research studies for new product concepts or processes as they apply
to value added products, new packaging, and processes. Provide
documentation of results and report for management.
- Prepare and evaluate new
concept product samples based on formulas supplied by the R&D
management, customers, and in-house development activities. Help to
procure sources of suitable ingredients. Recommend adjustments for
quality, and food safety factors if necessary.
- Help conduct sensory and
microbiological shelf life studies of existing and new value added
products or product concepts and produce or ensure that the results
are documented in a professional manner.
- Support the New Product Brief
(NPB) document system by supplying spreadsheets, flowcharts,
manufacturing specs, product specifications, BOMís, nutritional
statements, and labels leading to the qualification testing and
commercialization of modified or new products.
- Implement and conduct process
improvement activities including experimental design, plant sampling,
documenting both agricultural and plant process parameters, collecting
data, analyzing the data and providing technical reports on the
- Participate in new process
and packaging development studies leading to commercialization and
provide technical support for this endeavor.
- Provide customer value added
services such as questionnaire information, specification compliance,
and other essential documents per their approval programs.
- Provide technical responses
to customer/sales team inquiries.
- B.S. Degree in Food Science
or a related field, equivalent experience or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
- Minimum of 2 years related
experience required, or equivalent combination of education and
- Requires excellent
analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as the
ability to interact and collaborate successfully with all levels and
- Must have proficiency with
business operating systems, and Microsoft Office Programs. Familiarity
with Genesis a plus.
- Must be able to work in a
cold environment and lift up to 45 pounds.
- Ability to taste and ingest
any type of food product currently under development.