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Senior Food Technologist - Fitzgerald, GA


Post Holdings, Inc



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Position Summary:

The Senior Food Technologist is responsible for developing new and maintaining existing nut butter products. This role includes new formula development, creation of benchtop samples, and scale-up activities that ensure products are successfully commercialized. This position works closely with plant operations and quality assurance to ensure that formulas meet capabilities and achieve consistent quality targets.

The Senior Food Technologist works with project teams to execute against timelines, ensuring samples, analysis, and customer needs are met. Strong data analysis skills are required, with the ability to interpret and take action on key findings. The position will ensure accurate and appropriate record-keeping and will aid in the creation and maintenance of specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop new nut butter products
  • Maintain/update formulas
  • Lead plant trials and assist first production runs as needed
  • Accurately maintain R&D project records, proactively providing status reports, as required
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to achieve project objectives
  • Work with suppliers and procurement to source new ingredients to aid in the development process
  • Assist in the RFP process with formula and sample development
  • Create & update specifications (formula, finished product, and/or process & packaging)
  • Participate and organize sensory evaluations for new and commercialized products
  • Participate in quality and process improvement opportunities
  • Keep current with changes in technologies and regulation for the countries we do business
  • Travel is required (US and Canada) – when the COVID situation improves

Education and Experience Required:

  • BS Food Science or related scientific field
  • 4+ years of experience working in the food industry in a research & development role
  • Strong time management, planning, and data analysis skills with the ability to problem-solve independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels within the organization and externally (customers, suppliers)
  • Ability to learn our business, be a team player and enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Good general understanding of business and financial principles
  • Demonstrated work ethic, integrity, and professional conduct

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Food Safety – FSMA, HACCP, GMPs, etc.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance for nutritional labeling
  • Working knowledge of Federal Regulations (FDA, CFIA)
  • Experience with Genesis or other nutritional labeling software
  • Experience with Product Vision is a plus

Physical Requirements:

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Sitting at a work station for extended periods of time
  • Stand and walk frequently
  • Moderate lifting of up to 25 pounds
  • Use lab equipment – scales, colorimeter, texture analyzer, and others as needed
  • Safely work in various environments, including office, laboratory, and/or nut butter manufacturing plant settings where occupational noise and other hazards may exist.




Bachelors or better in Food Science or related field.



Strong time management, planning and data analysis skills with ability to problem solve independently

4 years:Experience working in the food industry in quality or research & development roles


Working knowledge of Federal Regulations (FDA, CFIA)

Knowledge of regulatory compliance for nutritional labeling

Knowledge of Food Safety - FSMA, HACCP, GMPs, etc

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)




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