Technologist – Los Angeles, CA
: POM Wonderful
: Los Angeles CA US
: Full Time
Level : Experienced
: Bachelor's Degree
: New Product
than 15,000 acres of orchards in Central California, POM Wonderful is the
largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in
the United States. POM Wonderful grows, handpicks
and juices its own pomegranates. By managing the entire production process
from tree to bottle, POM Wonderful guarantees that its products come from
only one source—100% California-grown POM Wonderful pomegranates. POM
Wonderful fresh pomegranates and POM POMS Fresh Pomegranate Arils are
available in the produce section of supermarkets nationwide from mid-October
through February, while POM Wonderful 100% juices and POM Tea are available
year-round in the refrigerated juice aisle of produce departments in
supermarkets nationwide. To learn more about healthy, antioxidant-rich POM
products, visit www.pomwonderful.com. POM Wonderful is part of the Roll
Global family of companies.
Seeking a Food Technologist who can develop new products from prototype
through plant production including packaging. This includes sourcing raw
materials, testing small batches including process identification, weighing
ingredients, sensory evaluation, shelf life testing, nutritional refinement,
packaging fine-tuning, product specification and documentation. Candidate
should possess good project management skills and be able to take ownership
and work independently on projects. Should be a good team player and be able
to work with cross-functional teams. Hands-on type engineering skills will be
a plus for this position.
- Apply knowledge of Food
Processing during R&D developmental projects
- Expertise in translating
business objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and
- Plan and run production tests
at manufacturing plant to develop new products or reformulate products
- Proven ability to make
significant technical scientific advances utilizing internal and/or
- Provide technical support to
the plant, troubleshoot problems, and propose technical solutions.
Analyze, evaluate and document data and standards
- Represent R&D on
cross-functional project teams and drive R&D priorities
- Effectively work with cross
functional teams like Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Finance,
Engineering, Quality, Process Control, etc.
- Ability to partner with a wide
variety of external resources, including contract manufacturers,
equipment vendors and ingredient suppliers
- Maintain accurate project
files, formulations, specifications and product/ project data.
- Provide regular project status
and progress reports to the management
- Develop new products and line
extensions using internal and external resources to deliver products
within time, taste, functionality, regulatory expectations, nutritional
parameters and cost while customer goals.
- Enter value data into database,
including all applicable information of raw ingredients, blends, and
formulas that go into company products.
- Critically evaluate food
products to help determinate palatability, consumer appeal, and
- Assist with in-plant
implementation of new products and subsequent problem solving.
- Evaluate alternative ingredient
- Work closely with
manufacturing, sales, marketing, and maintenance in a team environment.
- Perform all other related
duties as assigned.
- Must evaluate opportunities to
reduce ingredient cost while maintaining taste profile quality.
- Establish periodic review
process to ensure that existing formulations provide desired taste
- Perform other tasks as assigned
- BS/MS in Food Science, Chemical
Engineering, Food Engineering or closely related fields with emphasis on
- 5+ years of experience in the
food processing industry in a R&D/ laboratory environment.
- Good knowledge of physical
properties and chemical composition of food and ingredients
- Fundamental understanding of
applied statistical analysis and working knowledge of statistical
- Experience in the area of
nuts/snacks will be a plus. Hands-on type skill is preferred.
- Self-Motivated, positive,
energetic, professional, dependable working attitude
- Show ownership, leadership and
proactively work on projects to grow the business.
- Possess strong interpersonal,
communication, organizational and time management skills.
- Possess excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
- Good working knowledge of
Microsoft computer software
- Ability to travel when needed.
- Should be able to lift up to 25
pounds of product during lab works.
- Work might involve occasional
lifting of weights up to 25 lbs.
- Not allergic to any food