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Food Technologist


Newport News




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Food Technologist


Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity with a progressive team of professionals in a growing company?


High Liner Foods is proud to be the leading North American processor and marketer of value-added frozen seafood. We are seeking a Food Technologist to support Product Development/ Research & Development functions throughout the business.  The position is based at our Newport News, VA facility.


You will be reporting to the Manager of Research & Development – National Accounts and be responsible for formulating new products and modifying existing product formulas based on general and/or specific input from Sales and Marketing channels.


As the Food Technologist, a typical day might include the following:



·         Generate bench top samples for presentation to inside and outside customers, while maintaining awareness of current plant process capabilities.


·         Design and execute new product line test runs with the production team. This would include generating line test specifications, analyzeing line test results and providing recommendations for appropriate adjustments to product formulas and/or processes to keep manufactured product within desired target cost parameters and organoleptic attributes.


·         Supplying our Costing Department with detailed accurate product formulation information to generate product costs.


·         Troubleshoot and recommend modifications to existing product formula’s and/or processes to improve productivity, quality, and/or product cost. Generates detailed ECN information when modifications to product formula or product processes are required.


·         Supply Global Spec team with detailed product information for generation of final product specifications. 


·         Maintaining accurate laboratory and project work documentation.


·         Supporting Sales and Marketing channels with customer presentations both on and off-site.  This requires formal “customer facing” in a professional manner with a sound working knowledge of company products, processes, and capabilities.


·         Assist Culinary with product demonstrations, luncheons, seminars, food shows, focus groups, etc.


·         Maintaining your “cutting edge” knowledge of food manufacturing processes, ingredients, and raw materials as they apply to the seafood industry and the food industry as a whole.


·         Substituting for R&D Technicians for sample packing, shipment, laboratory maintenance, etc. as required.




This job might be for you if:


·         You have a BS in Food Science or related field.


·         You have a 1-3 years related experience in Food Science, preferably with a frozen value added protein.


·         While we appreciate the contributions of Culinary artists, for this position we really need someone focused on the Food Scientist aspect to round out our amazing team.




High Liner Foods believes that investing in employee development helps to engage their greatest asset, which are the people who work here, this allows us to maintain a competitive advantage. In return for the experience you bring to the table, you will be given the opportunity to join a progressive, growing organization that has seen its revenue grow 270% in the last six years to almost $950M. With a reputation for excellence in North America and the global marketplace, you will have the professional benefits of an international career. This function is seen as a key piece of the corporate strategic plan, so you’ll also be given the opportunity to grow professionally and develop new skills as the organization continues to expand. 


Offering a competitive compensation package coupled with a bonus, benefits and retirement plan, this is a chance for you to take the knowledge you’ve acquired in your career to date and have a real impact on the business.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation disability, veteran, or marital status, genetic information or other protected status, covered by federal, state or local law.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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