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Food Scientist
Garmon Corp/NaturVet - Temecula, CA

 

The Food Scientist will be creative, experienced and advanced in food technology. He/she will be responsible for ideation, product and process development and product improvement. They will provide technical ingredient insight and expertise. They must have excellent organization and communication skills and adapt to team work environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides high technical expertise in developing and leading multiple natural projects
  • Provides ingredients, nutrition, specifications and cost estimates for product
  • Plans projects, develops timetables and provides interim status reports
  • Interacts with Marketing, Procurement, Manufacturing, QA and other functions to ensure proper project execution
  • May supervise temps, interns, technicians and technologists

Essential functions:

  • Stays current with new science and technology and applies internally
  • Provides technical expertise and communicates technical progress for assigned projects
  • Plans, organizes and leads experiments in pilot plant, plant trials and commercialization
  • Creates and maintains formulations, specifications, processes, and testing procedures
  • Records, compiles and analyzes test results and writes report
  • Understands product cost drivers and opportunities for improvements

Requirements

  • , Bachelor or Master degree in Food Science, Food Technology or relevant field
  • Recent Graduate with Extrusion lab experience is ok of food industry experience, depending on degree, in developing food products
  • Knowledge of food: chemistry, rheology, composition, analysis, processes and regulations, familiar with cGMP
  • Sound education and technical skills and good relevant industrial experience
  • Thorough knowledge of ingredient functionality, and its relationship to process and packaging
  • Keen sense of taste & ability to develop great tasting products
  • Experience working with natural flavors
  • Experience and knowledge in health & nutrition, natural ingredients and current food trends. Pet food or supplement experience a plus
  • Good understanding of production and process scale up
  • Ability to develop and execute action plans for each project including experimental design, bench top, pilot plant, plant trials and commercialization
  • Ability to evaluate and utilize technical information from internal and external sources
  • Ability to Lead development and implementation of key product improvements, productivity initiatives, new products and line extensions
  • Ability to work with suppliers to identify technical solutions
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organization and communication skills and computer literacy
  • Ability to mentor and interact with the junior technical professionals in the group
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision

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