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Research Technologist

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Bakersfield, CA


Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. is located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super-premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt dressings and extra virgin olive oil vinaigrettes. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to Inspire the Fresh Revolution™ and change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages – to learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit

Join the company that was named a top food innovator by Fast Company Magazine! Read the article here!


The Research Technologist will be an experienced innovative team player and participate in (1) ideation, (2) laboratory, pilot and production scale experiments as well as (3) analytical work to support the R & D activities and provide technical assistance to other departments.


• Conduct experiments at a desired scale, individually or in a team, according to the experimental design to support (1) commercial product / process development and (2) problem solving.

• Provide experienced input and assist other senior team members in product / process R & D.

• Conduct analytical tests on food / beverage / ingredients to evaluate the product.

• Ensure product specifications and regulations are met.


• Compile & analyze (statistically, mathematically and / or graphically) test results and prepare & communicate reports.

• Document and maintain records.

• Knowledge of food: chemistry, rheology, composition, analysis, processes and regulations.

• Knowledge of chemical composition, structure, properties of substance, chemical processes and unit operation.

• Excellent communication skills and computer literacy.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Must have color vision to examine differences in product quality.


• BA Degree, in Food Science.

• 0-2 years of food industry experience.


• Master degree preferred.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.


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