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Requisition Number

14-0027

Post Date

4/14/2014

Title

Food Technologist

City

Danvers

State

MA

Description

Position Summary: Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing and utilization of foods by performing the following duties.

 

Specific Accountabilities:

Formulates new products and modifies existing product formulas based on general and/or specific input from Sales and Marketing Channels.

Designs and executes new product line test runs.

Analyzes line test results and recommends appropriate adjustments to product formulas and/or processes to improve productivity, quality and/or product cost.

Troubleshoots and recommends modifications to existing product formulas and/or processes to improve productivity, quality and/or product cost.

Generates preliminary tentative and finished product specifications for new processes.

Maintains accurate laboratory and project work documentation.

Supports Sales and Marketing channels with Customer presentations both on & off-site. This requires formal “customer facing” in a professional manner with a sound working knowledge of company products, processes and capabilities.

Assists Culinary with product demonstrations, luncheons, seminars, food shows, focus groups, etc. Maintains “cutting edge” knowledge of food manufacturing processes, ingredients and raw materials as they apply to the seafood industry and the food industry as a whole.

Substitutes for R&D Technicians for sample packing, shipment, laboratory maintenance, etc. as required.

Other duties and/or projects as assigned

 

Job Specifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree in food science or related degree from four-year college or university; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Good verbal and written communication and organizational skills with an eagerness to learn is required. Some lifting (50 lbs.) required. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.

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Physical Environment

Office Environment:

The noise level in the office work environment is moderately quiet.

Plant Environment:

The plant work environment will expose the employee to loud noise, food grade dust & odors, moving & vibrating machinery, heavy equipment, powered industrial trucks, heights, traffic, anhydrous ammonia, oil and electricity. The employee may be exposed to adverse weather conditions including extreme cold, heat, rain, snow, dust, smoke and odors.

Allergens found inside the plant include: fish, shellfish, nuts, eggs, wheat, soy, milk and coconut.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, listen, reach with hands and arms, and bend. The employee is required to use hands to handle, operate, feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to operate a motor vehicle.

The employee must have visual acuity sufficient to operate a motor vehicle and digital camera, as well as other office and position equipment. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation disability, veteran, or marital status, genetic information or other protected status, covered by federal, state or local law.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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