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SR. Food Technologist - DG/KO Central Valley, CA


  • The coordination of complex and multi disciplined product development projects with minimal supervision. This includes ensuring that objectives, budget and timelines are met.
  • Conduct bench, pilot plant, and plant trials to create prototypes for consumer testing.
  • The identification and/or innovations creation of new & unique concepts/ingredients/formulas/prototypes to achieve business goals of commercializing new products and product forms.
  •  Innovative and practical applications/modification of existing technologies to achieve business goals of commercializing new products or line extensions.
  • Works in a team environment ensuring alignments with cross functional partners including Marketing, QC, Process development, packaging development, finance, operations and purchasing.
  • Providing technical specifications and support to assure smooth rollouts of new products or line extensions into operations.
  • Comprehensive product documentation to enable smooth commercialization and training of plan personnel.


  • Identification, assessment and validation of formulations from bench top to commercialization (60%).
  • Ensures all proper documentation is done correctly and on schedule (15%)
  • Manages the financial aspects of Product Development including ingredient costs and plant trials (10%)
  • Fosters an innovations culture in company by continually introducing new ideas and product concepts (5%)
  •  Creates, designs, supervises the development of new experimental protocols/best practice required to validate product concepts and prototypes (5%)
  • Independently directs the activities of outside vendors including ingredients and services (5%)


  • This position requires the ability to interact communicate effectively with Sr. Management as well as Plant Management. The Food Technologist must be a good problem solver, able to identify, interpret and analyze the correct data, and provide detailed directions to development projects.
  • Maintains active knowledge and understanding in areas beyond Product Development including Process and Package Development, QA, Project Engineering and thorough understanding of Marketing needs and financial hurdles. 
  • Sustain a high level of competencies and professionalism in a dynamic business environment
  • Easily adapts on changing priorities.



Required skills:


  • BS in Food Science or related field


  • Mininum of 5 years experience


1.      Stand and walk for long periods of time.

2.      Safely Work (bend down) under / around equipment.

3.    Work in a refrigerated environment.

4.    Must be able to safely lift 25 pounds.

5.     Must wear personal protective equipment as needed. 



Job Type:


Job Status:

Full Time


California-Central Valley


Food & Beverage

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