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Research Scientist - Food Science – Bakersfield – CA


About the Job


great tasting products of the highest possible quality. We are committed to maximizing the efficient use of our resources through sustainable farming and business practices so that we can provide these products to our customers at a superior value. Bolthouse Farms is a global leader in carrot production. We produce nearly half of all carrots consumed in the United States and Canada. We are also the North America leader in super-premium refrigerated juices, smoothies, and protein drinks. Bolthouse Farms was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Bakersfield, CA. In 2003, we introduced a vast selection of natural fruit juices and smoothies. In 2007, we introduced a variety of natural yogurt based salad dressings. Bolthouse Farms has an innovative team who are gearing up for several new product launches in the next few years adding to the growth of the company. Bolthouse Farms has operations in California, Washington, Illinois, and Georgia. In addition, Bolthouse has a processing facility in Belem, Brazil. Additional company and product information can be found on the company’s website at:



·         Is creative and responsible for product and process development and improvement activities for assigned project

·         Provides technical expertise

·         Reports to the Manager Research & Development



·         Provides technical expertise in developing and executing multiple projects work

·         Provides technical expertise for assigned project/product work team

·         Provides financial information, estimates, and assist in managing budget

·         May supervise temps, interns, technicians and technologists


Essential functions:

·         Provides technical expertise for assigned projects/areas of technology

·         communicates technical progress cross- functionally

·         Stays current with new science and technology and apply internally

·         Creates and maintains specifications, formulations, processes, and testing procedures

·         Understands product cost drivers and opportunities for improvements

·         Has good understanding of plant and pilot plant processes and process controls

·         Plans, organizes and leads experiments in the laboratory and the pilot plant as well as plant trials and provides recommendations and specifications

·         Records, compiles and analyzes test results and write report

·         Understands project management and plans projects, develops timetables and provides interim status reports



  • Bachelor, Master, or Ph. D degree in Food Science, Food Process Engineering or relevant field with 3-10 years of food industry experience

·         Knowledge of food: rheology, composition, analysis, processes, regulations and applied mathematics





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