Senior Food Technologist - Newport News, VA - USA
Newport News, VA
Product Development & Research
Mon January 21, 2013
Thu February 28, 2013
Senior Food Technologist operates as a project leader and/or member of a
cross functional product development team to support the initiatives,
business plan, and objectives of High Liner Foods.
Senior Food Technologist applies scientific and engineering principles in
research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging,
processing and utilization of foods to design, develop, and produce new
and/or improved products. This position plays a major role in the creation
of new products and therefore plays an important part in supporting HLF's
overall strategic goals.
The Senior Food Technologists work environment is characterized by close
cooperation with other Food Technologists, Technicians, Chefs, Quality Assurance, Production, Procurement, Regulatory,
and Sales & Marketing personnel in support of all business channels.
Excellent interpersonal, time management, flexibility, and ability to work
in a fast paced, high stress environment are essential. Some travel between
plants and in support of Sales & Marketing product demonstrations,
seminars, and training is required.
new products and modifies existing product formulas based on general and/or
specific input from Sales and Marketing channels. An in depth knowledge of
coating technology is required.
Designs, coordinates, and executes new product line test runs. Analyzes
line test results and collaborates with process engineers, production
staff, packaging, and Marketing specialists to ensure manufactured product
is within desired target cost parameters, performance, and organoleptic
Monitors initial production runs until product parameters are met.
Analyzes line test results and recommends appropriate adjustments to
product formulas and/or processes to keep manufactured product within
desired target cost parameters and organoleptic attributes.
Troubleshoots and recommends modifications to existing product formulas
and/or processes to improve productivity, quality and/or product cost.
Generates preliminary, tentative, and finished product specifications for
new processes. Modifies existing product specifications reflecting changes
to formulas and/or processes.
Assist Engineering, Production, Accounting, Purchasing, Marketing,
Labeling, and QA in the completion of development related projects.
Maintains a thorough understanding of US food labeling laws and
Prepares sample product and conducts additional duties as required for:
Generates and maintains accurate laboratory and project work documentation.
Maintains accurate work documentation and records.
Supports 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.
Assists Culinary with product demonstrations, luncheons, seminars, food
shows, focus groups, etc. Maintains "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.
Substitutes for R&D Technicians for sample packing, shipment,
laboratory maintenance, etc. as required.
Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
M.S. in Food Science or related degree with 3 - 5 years
experience or B.S. in Food Science or related degree with 5+ years experience. Culinary training
is a plus. Seafood experience is a plus.
Able to handle fast paced and high stress environments.
Excellent interpersonal & communications skills
Self motivated, able to work with little
supervision, eagerness to learn
MS Office aptitude (MS Work, MS Excel), Lotus Notes
Valid US driverís license and vehicle to commute to other plant locations
The noise level in the office work environment is moderately quiet.
The plant work environment will expose the employee to loud noise, food
grade dust & odors, moving & vibrating machinery, heavy equipment,
powered industrial trucks, heights, traffic, anhydrous ammonia, oil and
electricity. The employee may be exposed to adverse weather conditions
including extreme cold, heat, rain, snow, dust, smoke and odors.
Allergens found inside the plant include: fish, shellfish, nuts, eggs,
wheat, soy, milk and coconut.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to walk, sit, talk, listen, reach with hands and arms, and bend.
The employee is required to use hands to handle, operate, feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is
occasionally required to operate a motor vehicle.
The employee must have visual acuity sufficient to operate a motor vehicle
and digital camera, as well as other office and position equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the
ability to adjust focus.
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for Applicants with Disabilities
High Liner Foods (USA), Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse
workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals
protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam
Veteransí Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job
application process may contact 1-888-846-0306 for assistance.
High Liner Foods (USA), Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
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.