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Food Technologist - Pilot Plant - Oklahoma


Sigma Alimentos



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Sigma is a global food company that is dedicated to the production, distribution and sales of refrigerated and frozen products such as cold meats, dry meats, cheese, yogurt, prepared meals and beverages. We have a strong diversified portfolio of well-positioned brands that market in the countries where we participate. We operate in 69 production plants, serving more than 590,000 customers in North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Working for Sigma is like working for a family-owned business, we believe in taking care of our associates so they will be dedicated to producing high quality products. You are not just applying for a job, this is the start to a new career whether your path takes you to the corporate headquarters or within the food production and distribution side of the business.

Position Summary

Implement Pilot Plant activities concerned with the R&D development and production of new and improved products. Performs experimental objectives, design, and interpretation of results for product development in collaboration with R&D Team.

Job Functions

  • Prepare R&D samples and keep accurate records, including but not limited to, weight, measure, time, temperature, pressure, rpm, vacuum, pH, yields, texture, and chemistry
  • Orders raw ingredients; conducts ingredient screens; completes safety and storage documentation on ingredients; batching formulas and communicates formula observations to R&D team
  • Review technical data sheets; build prototypes; tests new design and ingredients in the pilot plant to ensure product compliance of quality standards before production launch; maintains documentation related to testing, recipes, and formulations
  • Operate food manufacturing equipment
  • Provide day to day guidance for Pilot Plant Food Technicians; provide feedback on hiring, disciplinary actions, and training
  • Develop, implement and manage Pilot Plant HACCP procedures
  • Ensure R&D products adheres to all food safety regulations and standards
  • Include all the Quality program checks developed for the Pilot Plant Products

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelorís Degree majoring in Food Sciences, Culinary Art or science related fields or equivalent years of related work experience
  • Two (2) years of experience working in processed meat manufacturing
  • Strong sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results for the R&D
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines, present a professional demeanor and work well independently

Physical Requirements

While performing duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The associate is frequently required to walk. The associate is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and talk or hear. The associate is occasionally required to lift and/or a minimum of 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities may be required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to focus. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment ranges from normal office levels to loud.
Able to travel up to 30% of the time, including overnight stays for up to 5 days at a time

Come join our team of professionals! Sigma provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Sigma complies with applicable federal, state and local laws, including fair employment practices and equal employment opportunity when conducting recruiting and hiring, governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.



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