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Food Associate Technologist

Job Number:13002662

Bakersfield, CA

R&D\Scientific\Product Development Jobs


Position aids in the analytical and research support creating new products/processes from concept through commercialization. Modifies/optimizes existing products by using established scientific methodologies, technologies, and procedures. Performs benchtop work to provide prototype samples. Conducts basic food science experiments under the guidance of Product Scientists or other members of the R&D team.


The following are essential job accountabilities:

-Works independently or in a team to assess the feasibility and functionality of new products/ingredients

-Applies basic skills to collect and analyze data while supporting numerous experiments

-Assesses and makes recommendations on routine problems

-Documents findings, formulas, and processes information through research reports and presentations

-nteracts on a day to day level with the pilot plant staff and Product Scientists

-Communicate with suppliers to gather technical information associated with specific ingredients

-Works within established process improvement and cost reduction scenarios


Understanding of the scientific method

Ability to perform and confirm experiments

Some proficiency in Food Science Technologies

Working knowledge of food processing and good manufacturing process.

Works independently or in a group on multiple projects

Excellent project management skills

Proficient in relevant computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel

General understanding of business processes

Excellent problem solving skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Detail oriented

Desirable Education/Experience

BS in Food Science or related field with 1 to 2 years of food industry experience

MS in Food Science or related field with little or no experience

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