Senior Food Technologist – Dinuba, CA
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1900 Davis Drive
Dinuba, CA 93618 (Map it!
At least 10 year(s)
Senior Food Tech
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Inc. is the
leading national brand of nourishing food products, including fresh juices,
nutritionally fortified juice blends, food bars, and spring water. We are
currently seeking a full-time Senior Food Technologist to work in our
Research and Development Department at our company , located in Dinuba.
the Senior Food Technologist, you will:
- Develop new products and
innovations through all stages of product introduction (concept,
benchtop, sensory testing, plant trial, commercialization, shelf life,
nutritional verification) while staying within specified parameters
(cost, label claims, targeted flavor and customer profiles) at all
manufacturing sites (Dinuba and Co-packers).
- Generate creative new
concepts and innovative products and processes appropriate to the
brand, business plan and strategies
Represent R&D as a project leader in interacting
with marketing, production, QA, purchasing, finance, logistics, and sales
departments as well as with suppliers and customers.
- Prioritize projects and
co-ordinate daily lab schedules and resources based on time lines and
- Understand the impact of
decisions on departmental and company financials.
- Provide Technical Services
and trouble shooting support to Operations and Quality Assurance in
Dinuba and co-packing facilities.
- Be technical liaison to Coke
and Apopka technical groups.
- Conduct technical research
projects through all stages of experimentation (test protocol
development, inter-departmental coordination, execution, and data
generation & interpretation).
analyze, and execute new product/process improvement and cost savings
- Train, develop, and supervise
Food Technologist and/or Lab Technicians.
- Co-ordinate daily lab
schedules and priorities.
ingredient and nutritional statements and present to SRA for approval.
and maintain Operating and Ingredient Specifications.
execute, and audit best lab procedures and practices.
- Develop juice blend recipes
and maintain food service customer relationships.
to keep abreast of developing technologies, lifestyle and nutritional
trends to maintain competitive edge.
duties as assigned.
Degree in Food Science or related field with minimum 10 years of product
understanding of food chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and sensory
evaluation principles and practices.
detailed and diverse experiences in all phases of the product development
process and in ingredient technology.
diverse food processing and ingredient science knowledge.
experience exhibiting leadership skills within R&D and with other
departments; supervisory experience is also required.
multiple projects in a fast paced working environment.
well with many departments such as Marketing, Sales, Operations, Quality,
R&D’s actions on the company’s financials.
and able to identify problems and execute solutions.
to travel required.
- Creative culinary
of NHB and LOHAS customer base and nutritional and culinary trends.
communications and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to present to
upper management, sales groups, and customers.
and/or nutritional experience a plus, but not necessary.
offers a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. Please
submit cover letter and resume (including job code) to: Odwalla Inc., Job Code: Senior Food Tech., 1900
Davis Drive, Dinuba, CA. 93618; fax (559) 595-0518, e-mail: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Drink
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