Food Scientist Soup / Sauce expert Needed ASAP
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POST DATE 8/8/2016
END DATE 11/4/2016
Long Beach, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONGreat company is seeking a food scientist who can take them to the next level.
?Carries out process support and development, new product development, and quality control
?Takes new product from concept kitchen sample to kitchen prototype approved for further development
?Develops the ability to repeat processes to ensure consistency and safety
?Develops process and formula adjustments for product manufacturing at the pilot plant level or initial production runs for consumer test samples.
?Checks raw ingredients for maturity or stability for processing, and finished products for safety, quality and nutritional value.
?Develops food standards and production specifications
?Develops new or improved ways of preserving, processing, packaging, storing, and delivering foods, using knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and other sciences
?Studies methods to improve aspects of foods such as chemical composition, flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and convenience
?Studies the structure and composition of food, or the changes foods undergo in storage and processing
?Tests new products for flavor, texture, composition, shelf life, color, nutritional content, and adherence to government and industry standards
?Confer with process engineers, flavor experts, and packaging and marketing specialists in order to resolve problems in product development.
?Conducts laboratory experiments for quality/cost improvement of existing products by means of new technologies, ingredients, or processes
?Assists with product costing, oversees pilot plant tests and initial trial runs at co-packer?s manufacturing facilities
?Develops bench top samples of new products according to cost and sensory guidelines
?Participates in sensory evaluation and customer testing for new products under development
?Based upon consumer test data, optimize formula or procedures of products under development.
?Coordinate heat penetration tests as needed for new product and quality improvement projects.
?Work with Purchasing Department to develop purchase specifications for new raw materials and finished products.
?Works with the Quality Assurance Department to evaluate quality systems, manufacturing and technical expertise of potential co-packers
?Works with new and existing suppliers to find alternate ingredients
?Visits current and potential new customers to identify opportunities for new products or product improvements
?Attends culinary and professional association meetings and functions to stay current on new culinary trends
?Manages continuous improvement process for quality and customer satisfaction
Great Benefits include medical, visual, dental, 401K
Must have a BA in Food Science
Masters is a huge plus.
Spanish not required but preferred
We are an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to disability or protected veteran status.
?Minimum of 3-5 years of directly related experience in a similar position in the food industry.
?Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution o