Food Technologist I – Philadelphia, PA

Hostess Brands




Job Type:

QA - Quality Control

Base Pay:


Required Education:

4 Year Degree


Required Experience:

1 to 3 years


Required Travel:


Employee Type:


Relocation Covered:

Not Specified



Job ID:

Food Technologist I


The position supports the marketing/R&D initiatives through product and process development. The successful candidate will have strong baked goods formulation ability, can operate independently, and work well with various cross-functional teams in the organization. A successful candidate must have strong project management skills, and maintain data recording keeping throughout the process. The position will require an individual that is highly organized and can maintain a high level of professionalism, tact and confidentiality with proprietary information. Passion for Wonder® and Hostess® brands is a plus.

  • Will report to the Director of Cake Innovation, and work with other more experienced Technologists.
  • Optimize products for quality and tolerance.
  • Document and maintain records of lab work.
  • Organize product reviews, summarize, document and communicate outcome.
  • Assist in organizing plant testing.
  • Perform changes to formulas and operations on bench, pilot and plant operations levels as directed and required to meet new objectives, and evaluates variable relationships in qualitative and quantitative terms.
  • Team with other departments (Marketing, Operations, Finance, etc.) to provide technical assistance and support of New Product/Project Team.
  • Provide written and oral reports to higher management levels regarding both tactical plans and achievements.
  • Occasionally interact with plant operations personnel in the set up and performance of plant trials to mimic pilot conditions &/or validate results via repetitive performances.
  • Independently provide performance of physical measurements on products using standard tools and devices, per training program. Evaluate and procure new measurement and evaluation tools as required to achieve optimized results.
  • Interact with vendors and suppliers procuring and/or developing new ingredients in support of innovation development.


MUST HAVE a Degree in Food Science - If not, please do NOT apply. - Thanks!

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science is required, and a Master's degree is preferred.
  • Must have 2 or more years in food industry bakery and/or R&D environment.
  • Must have general knowledge of ingredients and their function.
  • Knowledge of bakery manufacturing systems and processes is preferred.
  • Excellent data collection and dissemination skills required.
  • Must be very detail orientated with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, SAP, Genesis, and CSIMS preferred.
  • Must work well with the operations cross-functional team.
  • Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be a self-starter that needs little to no direction once the objectives have been established.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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Hostess Brands, Inc.
Headquarters: 6031 Connection Drive, Irving, TX 75039
Phone: 972-532-4500 Fax: 972-892-7694
Operations Center: 12 East Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 800-483-7253 Fax: 816-701-4781


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