Food Technologist –
Job Number: nest-00013619
Confections & Snacks
Develop new and improved products using internal and external resources to
meet corporate new products growth objectives.
Develop prototypes for consumer evaluation using food science skills
Optimize products based on consumer and/or management feedback weekly.
Coordinate and conduct plant trials at various locations monthly.
Ensure developed products meet the specified stability requirements to
ensure adequate shelf life including formula and packaging assessments
Utilize existing pilot plant processes and procedures to produce product
for market research and/or test market occasionally.
Scale-up pilot plant processes utilizing existing production assets for
products selected for commercialization occasionally.
Establish and communicate manufacturing parameters, formulas and
specifications for commercialized products to the manufacturing locations
Communicate product quality standards for commercialized products to the
manufacturing locations in a Q.A. manual. Monitor quality of commercialized
product periodically to assure compliance to original standards and
Utilize personal computer-based spreadsheets for formula and process
documentation weekly. Proficient in both Word and Excel programs.
MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
College degree in food science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or
3 years of confectionery product development experience.
Working knowledge of sugar confectionery ingredients and technology.
Operate lab equipment such as balances, refractometer, pH meter, texture
analyzer. Operate pilot plant equipment such as steam-jacketed cooker,
benchtop cooker, mixers, coating pans, tablet presses. Operate
confectionery factory equipment for industrialization and training
purposes. Ability to read and write complex documentation. Ability to
travel domestically and out of the USA. Ability to uphold Nestle procedures
and standards at third-party locations.