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R&D Food Technologist Orange County, CA


Global manufacturer of specialty sauces and ingredients is seeking an R&D Food Technologist to join their winning team.



This position performs product development activities related to local and global regulation compliance, label review, ingredients, food direct contact packaging materials, and improvements on existing products. It also provides support to other activities in the Technical Services function as needed. This position is with a fast-paced environment of changing priorities, multiple projects and short deadlines.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop new products according to the requirements of the Sales and Marketing function from concept development to product launch; provide technical supports for customers, and other functions.
  • Evaluate and approve new materials including: perform functional tests with different functions, conduct risk assessments.
  • Provide supports to the Senior R&D Manager to develop all the documents related to new products such as regulatory compliance, label reviews, BOM specification, production process, product specification, shelf life, etc.
  • Monitor global regulatory updates.
  • Develop and maintain all packaging component specifications containing up-to-date information including approved raw materials, package specification.
  • Perform special projects and duties as assigned from management.

Required skills:

  • B.S. Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or a related life science field;
  • 2 years minimum related research and development in foods or consumer products; and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with consumer packaging in the Food and Beverage or related industry.
  • Knowledge of food and safety regulations is required (FDA, USDA, CFR (Code of Federal Regulation, Canadian Food Inspection regulation).
  • Knowledge of food package and equipments, thermal process, and strong PC skills are preferred
  • Bilingual in Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) Reading and Writing is a plus



Job Type:


Job Status:

Full Time


California-Orange County



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