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Requisition Number

12-0179

Post Date

10/30/2012

Title

FOOD TECHNOLOGIST

City

LOST HILLS

State

CA

Description

Summary:

Seeking a food/chemical engineer with knowledge in the areas of food science and technology. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge of Food Engineering and processing during R&D developmental projects
  • Expertise in translating business objectives into strategic and tactical project goals and objectives
  • 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 external resources
  • 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

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS/MS in Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Science or closely related fields with emphasis on process engineering
  • 2+ years of experience in the food processing industry preferably, 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 analysis programs.
  • Experience in the area of nuts/snacks will be a plus. Hands-on type skill is preferred

Mindsets and behaviors:

  • Self-Motivated, positive, energetic, professional, dependable working attitude
  • Show ownership, leadership and proactively work on projects to grow the business
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft computer software
  • Ability to travel when needed

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