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Senior Food Technologist
Kayem Foods, Inc. - Chelsea, MA




We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Food Technologist to join our R&D team as we take the company to the next level of growth. In this position, you will report to the R&D Director and be responsible for developing new products across multiple product categories from bench development to commercial launch. You will be managing various projects that include interaction with suppliers, co-packers , and our manufacturing facilities. You will also be responsible for designing an internal project management tracking system.

Responsibilities include:
1. Formulate food products with high quality, simultaneously considering critical technical issues such as: food safety, food stability/shelf-life, cost, nutrition, scalability, etc.
2. Work with various departments to gather information and understand the timeline hurdles and interactions to lead in the design and implementation of a project management system.
3. Solve complex technical problems related to the development, manufacturing, and/or improvement of food products and processes
4. Anticipate potential development challenges and proactively identify development approaches and contingency plans
5. Ability to create an experimental design (as needed) and conduct data analysis and provide interpretation and technical recommendations
6. Recommend testing at outside test labs and analyze data and draw conclusions from a variety of microbiological, chemical and physical tests
7. Work with ingredient suppliers to source and select appropriate materials
8. Assist in and occasionally lead the scale-up and commercialization of a wide variety of food products in co-pack contract manufacturing locations
9. Expertise in a variety of food manufacturing unit operations and demonstrated ability to learn new technologies
10. Ability to troubleshoot technical, formulation and processing issues during pilot plant and factory runs
11. Comprehensive product documentation to enable smooth commercialization and training of plant personnel.
12. Write protocols and administer shelf life studies

Key Competencies and Knowledge Required:
1. Knowledge of product development, ingredient functionality, and understanding of food systems
2. Strong formulation skills and understanding of meat processing.
3. Manufacturing production & processing experience with an understanding of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
4. Knowledge of GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point),GFSI Programs, food security regulations, sanitation, and other appropriate industry and government agency guidelines and regulations.
5. Excellent analytical skills, along with advanced math & computer skill.
6. Possess strong oral and written communication skills in order to communicate with all levels of management.
7. Excellent organizational skills and a high attention to detail, both in written documentation and verbal clarity.
Position Qualifications:
B.S. in Food Science, Food Engineering or similar scientific discipline is required. M.S. in Food Science or related field preferred.
Five to seven years of food manufacturing experience, 2+ years meat industry experience is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Food Manufacturing: 5 years

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