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Food Technologist

Earthbound Farm - San Juan Bautista, CA

 

This position is responsible for applying Food Science expertise and knowledge to monitor and improve quality of existing and new products with main focus on shelf life monitoring and extension.

This position is responsible for applying Food Science expertise and knowledge to monitor and improve quality of existing and new products with main focus on shelf life monitoring and extension.

       Evaluate physical properties of shelf life retains, samples from different seed varieties

       Maintain shelf life database and prepare reports.

       Interpret shelf life data, report any unusual findings and make appropriate scientific recommendations on findings through written and oral reports.

       Research on Post Harvest indicators to extend shelf life.

       Prepare and organize product evaluation meetings; while gathering and then reporting on product data.

       Provides basic knowledge and problem solving skills to adequately troubleshoot product quality issues.

       Conduct consumer acceptability and preference tests by utilizing different sensory test tools.

       Conduct packaging material testing and maintain the packaging material database.

       Maintain and analyze data in databases using SPC techniques.

       Inspect food processing areas to ensure compliance with government regulations and standards for sanitation, safety, quality, and waste management standards.

Position Requirements

Education : Bachelor's Degree from a 4 year college or university in Food Science, Packing Technology, Microbiology or a related field.

Experience : Six months to one year related experience

Computer Skills:
Proficiency in MS Office Suite Programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and database software required

Other Requirements

       Familiar with physical, chemical and microbiological tests. Knowledge of Instron, HPLC, GC and other similar equipments preferred.

       Knowledge of post harvest physiology preferred.

       Willing and able to work a flexible work week which may include overtime weekend and holiday hours.

       English language skills including the ability to read, follow instructions, and write legibly required. Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

       Proficiency in MS Office Suite Programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and database software required.

       Strong sense of urgency.

       Detail oriented and able to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Working conditions include a cold and wet environment (34-36 degrees F), the smell of chlorine, outdoor weather conditions, heavy machinery, forklift traffic and loud noises.

Required Documents

Applicants will need to submit the following documents during the application process.



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Earthbound Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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