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FOOD SCIENTIST - Denver, CO

Pappardelle's Pasta Co.

$52,000 - $65,000 a year

 

 

 

 

ABOUT PAPPARDELLE’S PASTA CO: Pappardelle's Pasta Co. is a 34+ year old small family gourmet pasta manufacturer of fine handcrafted pasta and sauces,based in Denver, CO. With over 100+ dried pasta flavors in a variety of long and short cuts, Pappardelle’s has an established a reputation for quality and creativity in the Rocky Mountain region as well as across the country through our farmers market & niche specialty store program. Additionally, we create for executive chefs at white tablecloth restaurants, hotels & resorts -- our filled fresh, frozen raviolis and sauces demonstrate the commitment to flavor through hand made small batch kitchen practices and sourcing of the best, seasonal ingredients.

We take our products very seriously, but also have a pleasant, fun & respectful workplace. If you think you're very good at what you do and want to work with others like you, then read on ...

IS THIS THE RIGHT JOB FOR YOU?

Are you passionate about working with high quality food? Want the chance to turn your creative energy and fresh ideas into reality? More important than your experiences is your willingness and drive to dive head first to tackle new projects and challenges, with enthusiasm. You will definitely expand your experiences with us, as no one tries to make all of the crazy combinations of pasta flavors and fillings as we do, and these always stretch the limits of pasta’s known frontier.

Must have insatiable intellectual curiosity w/o any bias. Must also share our commitment to core values of best pasta ever created, collaboration & teamwork, integrity & mutual respect, nimbleness, execution excellence, innovation, and accountability. Must be able to work on own, as well as side by side with production personnel when needed to understand or improve SOP’s or to solve scale up or production problems.

PRIMARY INTERFACE RELATIONSHIPS: President, Director of Marketing & Sales, Director of Operations, and Director of Machinery Maintenance.

MAJOR OVERSIGHT AREAS:

  • R&D: Spearhead (with strong collaboration with other cross-functional internal experts) all of Pappardelle’s research & development, from conception to commercialization scale-up. Keep up on food trends & new food related technologies.
  • SOURCING: Manage sourcing of existing and new raw materials, including development and adherence to material specifications, and vendor interactions. Includes our clean foods projects.
  • LABEL PROGRAM: Ensure ongoing compliance with all labels (including Ingredient and Allergen statements and Nutritional Panels).
  • QA/QC: Manage and implement our internal quality assurance/quality control program. Coordinate customer complaint investigations and responses, as well as customer regulatory compliance certifications.
  • SOP’s: Leadership role in developing, improving and managing our Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Food Regulatory Compliance & Some Workplace Safety Compliance: Oversee FDA, state and local food safety compliance matters, including HACCP & GMP’s. Help with certain OSHA workplace compliance and training matters, along with Director of Operations & Director of Machinery Maintenance.

QUALIFICATIONS(ideal):

B.S. in Food Science or Chemistry or Bakery Science or Food Engineering.

Experience in kitchens, pasta (or other doughs) & sauces, food processing or manufacturing

Proficient in spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel or Apple Numbers) and databases.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities should include (no particular order): (1) strong problem solving skills using scientific method & analytics (usually this includes strong math skills), (2) very detailed, (3) excellent record keeping/document skills, (4) self-driven (w/ limited oversight), results oriented & able to work independently, (5) strong multi-tasker, (6) project management skills, (7) food chemistry knowledge, (8) food safety knowledge (including HACCP & other FDA rules), (9) strong oral & written communication skills, (10) ability to execute tasks w/o benefit of written procedures or requests (i.e., can handle ambiguity), (11) ability to leverage emotional intelligence to adapt style, vocabulary and content to your audience. (12) Effective listening skills.

Pay & Benefits: You'll be expected to work 45 hours/week on average, M-F. Pay will be hourly, and with OT should range annually between $52,000 - 65,000/year (DOE and actual hours worked). Complete benefit package includes very generous medical, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance, retirement match, vacation & holidays. AFLAC supported short term disability, accident, hospital & cancer insurance.

Pappardelle's is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $52,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Excel or Numbers: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Food Science or Processing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Project Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

 

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