Food Science Technologist – Newark, NJ
Company: The Manischewitz Company
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Research & Development
We are a nationally recognized, long established
and leading manufacturer of kosher food products. We are seeking a Food
Science Technologists for our facility located in Newark, New Jersey.
This position will have responsibility for
product development and optimization activities across multiple brands and
product types supporting the Manischewitz Company
mission of growing sales through the development and launch of innovative new
food products and improve cast and performance of existing products. Your
role will include the identification, testing and application of new and/ or
modified products, processes and technology to deliver consumer and
manufacturing innovation. In addition, projects may also involve working with
outside contract facilities and vendors.
Essential Job Functions:
benchtop product development of new product’s
and formula optimization of existing product portfolio. Ability to
manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work to meet key
milestones and goals.
closely with supervisor to develop project scope and work plans,
including coordination with other departments to manage projects.
update, and maintain: records of product development research and raw
material, product formula and process specifications.
to work within a manufacturing environment for: product testing, scale
up, and production start-up and to conduct data gathering and studies to
investigate process efficiency enhancement and/ or quality improvements.
to research product ideas, create and develop prototypes & formulas.
Evaluate proposed products and processes for implementation and review
product with management team.
knowledgeable with Process Controls and Capabilities across various
product and packaging platforms.
develop, and perform tests to understand competitive product construction
and application performance characteristics.
understanding of Food Safety / HAACP and labeling regulations.
Education, Prior Work
Experience/Specialized Skills and Knowledge:
Degree in Food Science or Chemistry with 3+ years in R & D with a
recognized food manufacturer.
to plan, organize work and handle multiple projects in a fast paced
lab-bench through production project management experience including
through formulation, prototype development and production start-up.
and/ or bakery process experience preferred.
experience working with operations, marketing, and procurement.
be detail oriented, good communication, and leadership skills.
laboratory work, data analysis and computer skills.
self-motivated and driven individual to be an important contributor to a
winning team is essential.
PC skills a must.
Physical and Environment/Working
be able to walk, sit, bend, stoop, and lift up to 50lbs.
be able to tolerate cold and heat.
be able to spend multiple nights out of town infrequently