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R&D Food Technologist (Sauce) - Fullerton, CA

CJ Foods





Job Description

  • Develop different types of sauces for shelf-stable ready meals from concepts and follow standardized commercialization set-up procedures
  • Execute projects according to business plan timelines
  • Improve current products with regards to both cost and quality
  • Source new ingredients during the product development process and build vendor relationships
  • Prepare benchtop prototypes and analyze using a variety of methods available in the R&D test kitchen
  • Monitor current market trends via trade journals and competitor's market trips to predict future focus
  • Prepare product specifications, set-up formulas and write technical reports and test run plans
  • Perform consumer sensory testing and shelf-life studies for pre-launch products
  • Conduct plant trials at various production facilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelorís Degree and 2 years of experience OR
  • Associate Degree with 4 years of direct experience OR
  • High school diploma / GED & 8 years of directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • R&D experience in the food industry and culinary background, especially in sauce development strongly preferred
  • Excellent computer skills that include Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Driving a rental automobile as needed; walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time; ability to lift up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis; exposure to manufacturing environments that may include loud noise, heat, cold, wet and slippery condition


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