Food Technologist – Seattle, WA
United States of America
The headquarters for Trident Seafoods
is located about five miles north of downtown Seattle in the small community
of Ballard. Our corporate offices and our business style reflect the nature
of commercial fishing and seafood processing -- proud, straightforward and
This individual oversees the development of kitchen scale-up and bench top formulation testing of new product recipe concepts, as well as improvements to existing product formulations, on all items relating to a targeted number of specific customers by performing the following duties.
Organizational Core Competencies:
Builds customer confidence by ensuring expectations and commitments are met. Establishes and maintains effective and positive relationship with internal and external customers. Acts with customers in mind, and values the importance of providing high-quality customer service.
Integrity & Trust:
Sets an example by consistently modeling high standards of honesty and integrity. Is widely trusted and is seen as a direct, truthful individual who presents information in an appropriate and helpful manner. Maintains a reputation for honesty, confidentiality, reliability and fairness. Is willing to admit mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent him/her self for personal gain.
Getting Results ("Can Do" Spirit):
Performs work with energy and drive; values planning, but will take quick, decisive action when an opportunity presents itself.
Creativity & Innovation:
Injects originality into daily work and generates many new and unique ideas. Thinks "outside the box" and is seen as original and value-added in brainstorming ideas. Creates competitive and breakthrough solutions.
Collaborates positively to achieve team and company objectives. Works effectively within a diverse environment. Builds strong relationships with fellow employees, helping to support a contribution to overall company success.
Experience: Extensive practical knowledge of the specific regions where business is conducted is preferred (e.g., Asia, Europe). Exposure to Chain Foodservice and Restaurant markets segments is also beneficial.
Education: Bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Science) from four-year college or university in Food Science/Technology with emphasis in Nutrition.
Special Training/Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business/ professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and response to questions from groups of internal and external organization. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to understand, calculate and design portioning of fish blocks. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, word processing software and presentation software. Since communication is key to building relations, knowledge of foreign languages is a benefit.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Working in a “warm” environment (kitchen setting) is a norm. Candidate is preferred to have no seafood allergy.
Mental Activities: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use customer service skills. The employee is frequently required to utilize interpersonal, teamwork and basic programming skills. The employee is occasionally required to use creativity, independent judgment, discretion, problem solving skills in day-to-day basis.
Trident Seafoods is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Affirmative Action: Minority, Female, Disability, Veteran
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