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Food Technologist - Los Angeles, CA 90064


POM Wonderful



Full-time

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Job Type

Full-time

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Company Description


From tree to table, POM Wonderful delivers a whole lot of healthy. Known for our iconic double-bubble bottle, we grow, harvest, package, and market fresh pomegranates, pomegranate arils, and a selection of delicious pomegranate-blended juices and teas. With over 9,000 acres in California’s Central Valley, POM Wonderful is committed to unleashing the antioxidant power of our handpicked pomegranates.

The Food Technologist will develop a wide range of food and beverage products and making sure they are safe for consumers. This includes sourcing raw materials, testing small batches including process identification, weighing ingredients, sensory evaluation, shelf life testing, nutritional refinement, packaging fine-tuning, product specification, and documentation.

 

Job Description


A Day in the Life at POM:

  • Conduct experiments and produce sample products
  • Check and improve quality control procedures from the raw material stage through to the finished product
  • Select raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers
  • Prepare product costing based on raw materials
  • Address issues of food safety and quality
  • Coordinate pilot trials and production trials
  • Compile, check, approve product specifications and labelling
  • Work with production to develop solutions to production issues whilst maintaining food safety
  • Work with suppliers on quality issues and new product ideas
  • Sensory paneling
  • Provide accurate nutritional information for food labelling
  • Investigate ways to keep the ingredient cost low without compromising quality
  • Postharvest Research
  • Ability to see the “big picture” business perspective but is willing to “roll up their sleeves” and do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Professional communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently
  • Ability to perform efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrated problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to taste
  • Ability to work with strict hygiene rules
  • Ability to employ creative and innovative thought processes
  • Ability to perform analysis and communicate results effectively
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Project
  • Ability to travel when needed, up to 50%
  • Should be able to lift up to 50 pounds of product during lab work

 

Qualifications


Your Contribution to POM:

  • B.S. in Food Science or related field with emphasis on product formulation
  • Good knowledge of physical properties and chemical composition of food and ingredients
  • Fundamental understanding of applied statistical analysis and working knowledge of statistical analysis programs
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption


Additional Information


POM's Dedication to You:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
  • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
  • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
  • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
  • Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Company focus on wellness and health including virtual yoga and mindful meditation classes

POM Wonderful is the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States as well as the worldwide leader in fresh California pomegranates and pomegranate-based products including our 100% pomegranate juices, healthy juice blends and teas. We grow, handpick and juice our own pomegranates to ensure the highest quality.

POM Wonderful is part of The Wonderful Company, a privately held $5 billion company, which also has other No. 1 brands such as Wonderful® Pistachios, FIJI® Water, Wonderful® Halos®, JUSTIN® Wine, and Teleflora®. To learn more about The Wonderful Company, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit www.wonderful.com/csr.

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Location

11444 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

 

 

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