Food Technologist York, PA

 

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         Date:10/21/2010

         Location:York

         State:Pennsylvania

         Salary:Not Specified   Why?

Job Types:

Food Technol/Scientists, Research & Development

Job Description

SUMMARY 

Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and utilization of confectionery products by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Conducts basic ingredient and new product research and development of foods with an emphasis on milk caramel and taffy products. 

Develops new and improved methods and systems for food processing, production, quality control, packaging, and distribution. 

Studies methods to improve quality of foods such as flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, convenience, or physical, chemical, and microbiological composition of foods. 

Develops food standards, safety and sanitary regulations, and waste management and water supply specifications. Conducts label and nutritional statement reviews. 

Tests new products in test kitchen and develops specific processing methods in laboratory pilot environment. Makes preparations for introduction of new products into manufacturing startup.  

Confers with customers, process engineers, flavor experts, packaging and marketing specialists to resolve problems and troubleshoot product issues. 

Manages and maintains formulary database and required documentation. 

Assists and/or fills in for Product Development Manager in product scale up projects and as needed. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES - None 

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

BS degree in Food or Dairy Science required. One to three years of experience in candy or food manufacturing. Must be proficient on a PC and Windows Based programs such as Outlook, Excel and Word.  

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Fluent in the English language. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

Maintain active involvement with local and national confectionery and processing organizations, such as PMCA, NCA, PMMI, AACT, etc. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Working conditions are a combination of plant and office environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Exposure to office environment

 

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