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Food Technologist

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Akron, New York


Quality Assurance



Location Name:

Akron, NY


Depends on Experience

Position Type:

Full Time


1st Shift


CLASSIFICATION:                                         EXEMPT





Participate in all areas of Research and Development including: Product/Process Development/Modification, Project Management, Cost Control, Formulation and Formula Maintenance, Labeling and Nutritional requirements, and Product Packaging.  Interface on a daily basis with Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, and Operations in support of company and department objectives



  1. Participate in product/process development and/or improvement from concept to final product including bench top, pilot plant, plant trials, and production runs
  2. Develop and participate in tests and evaluations of ingredients and equipment needed to support product development and cost improvements
  3. Set up and conduct effective sensory evaluation sessions of existing, new and competitors’ products and/or ingredients or process modifications, and subsequently, perform statistical analyses of data
  4. Prepare product descriptions, ingredient declarations, nutritional information and calculations
  5. Set up and maintain R&D records including: ingredients and ingredient specifications, nutritional databases of ingredients and products, information on product specifications and codes
  6. Understand and perform computer-assisted operations in development of test and plant formulations and Bills of Materials (BOMS)
  7. Assist Marketing in packaging development, including reviews and sign offs at various stages of development relative to NLEA matters for branded, co-pack, and private label products
  8.  Serve as a resource to the QC Lab providing necessary assistance and training as the needs of the department or company may dictate
  9.  Participate in team-based functions related to quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale in support of company and department goals.



  1. B.S. in Food Science or related field (i.e. Dairy Science, Biological Sciences), or A.A.S. in Food Science or related field with 10 years or more experience in food processing and/ or food ingredient environments
  2. A minimum of 4 years and preferably more years of experience in product/process development including successful launches of several new products (or processes)
  3. Ability and willingness to learn computer skills and programs as the position may dictate in a reasonable time period. 
  4. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, OWL software or equivalent software.
  5. Experienced in effective management of projects in support of new food product/food processing development
  6. Willingness to learn and participate in all facets of production related activities associated with understanding all facets of food processing and storage associated with frozen dessert manufacturing
  7. Experience demonstrating ability to function and contribute to projects within cross functional teams (i.e. marketing, sales, purchasing, production, and finance)
  8. Willingness to participate in travel including overnight travel.
  9. Strong orientation promoting/executing safety initiatives
  10. Strong creative skills/instincts
  11. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills


Perry’s Ice Cream is an EOE, M/F/D and Drug Free facility


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