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Title:Food Technologist
Req Number:hein-00004675
Location(s):Ontario, OR

' Apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store and distribute foods.
' Coordinate and perform trials in Pilot Plant and factory to insure compliance to approved formulas.
' Keep technically informed through suppliers and technical literature.
' Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods.
' Analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar and protein.
' Discover new food sources.
' Research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful.
Activities performed daily include:
' Formulate new products for flavor, color, nutritional content, and adherence to government, company policy, and industry standards.
' Check raw ingredients for acceptability for processing, and finished products for safety, quality, and nutritional value.
' Confer with cross-functional partners such as food technologists, engineers, plant operators, sensory experts, packaging, marketing, and sales in order to drive the product development process.
' Evaluate food processing and storage operations, assist in the development of quality assurance programs for such operations.
' Study methods to improve aspects of food such as chemical composition, flavor, color, nutritional value, and convenience.
' Develop food standards and specifications, safety and sanitary regulations.
' Demonstrate products to internal and external clients.
' Solve technical problems through search of scientific literature or other sources of technical information.

' Working knowledge of product development and familiarity with quality assurance procedures.
' B.S. in Food Science or related field required. Masters degree preferred.
' Minimum of 2-4 years of industry experience necessary.
' 20 ' 25% travel required.

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