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Senior Food Technologist

Company: Mi Rancho
Location: Elk Grove
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Role: This position will be responsible for innovation, maintenance, and enhancement of existing products in the tortilla category. -This individual will interact directly with operations, finance, sales, and marketing regarding all aspects of the new product development. -Extensive interfacing with manufacturing is required during the project implementation phase and when executing cost savings projects. -Emphasis on the ability to operate independently and be highly adaptable to change. Education & Experience

  • BS/MS in Food Science, Cereal Science, or related discipline.
  • Strong bakery product development and formulation experience.
  • 5-7 years of experience in fresh/frozen baked goods preferred.
  • Must have an advanced level of understanding of nutritional information and label declaration.
  • Must have an advanced level of understanding of regulatory compliance with governmental agencies.
  • Management/supervisory experience a plus. -Minimum Required Qualifications:1. - - - - - -Must have the ability to manage new and multiple projects from conception to commercialization.2. - - - - - -Adept at working independently and cross-functionally, managing multiple projects and short timelines, and working in fast-paced environment. Able to communicate and manage project needs cross-functionally. 3. - - - - - -Ability to multitask and work under pressure and time constrained situations and adapt to quickly changing priorities across multiple projects.4. - - - - - -Strong organizational, communication and analytical Skills. 5. - - - - - -Ability to interact with all management levels. -6. - - - - - -Must have excellent time-management skills. -7. - - - - - -Strong attention to detail skills8. - - - - - -Must have proficient math skills.9. - - - - - -Must have proficient problem-solving skills.10. - -Must have proficient training, coaching, and interpersonal skills.11. - -Must be an excellent team player.12. - -Must be self-motivated. 13. - -Must be computer literate - Word, Excel, Project, Genesis, etc. Must be able to learn and work with company ERP system. 14. - -Must be able to fulfill essential job function in a consistent state of alertness and safe manner. 15. - -Must adhere to a drug and alcohol zero tolerance policy. -16. - -Strong follow-through, integrity, and sound judgment. 17. - -Flexibility to work off-shifts as needed including weekends for product runs/testing. - -Method of Training (on the job training)1. - - - - - -Product Quality (Process and Procedures)2. - - - - - -Production (Processes and Procedures)3. - - - - - -Raw materials specifications. (Corn, flour, ingredients, etc.)4. - - - - - -Industry trainingEssential Duties and Responsibilities1. - - - - - -Fully responsible for the development and implementation of new products, both from customer and marketing requests using internal and external resources. -This includes developing new project processes and parameters. -2. - - - - - -Fully responsible for the interpretation of customer product requirements.3. - - - - - -Manage shelf-life testing process. Gather, validate, and manage data entry for each shelf-life test that is conducted by R&D. Share results with all involved in each project. 4. - - - - - -Manage/Oversee product testing, including the pre-batching of ingredients. 5. - - - - - -Manage the "Plant Test Form" for each test. -Document and record results. Update database and maintain hard copies with accurate and current information. 6. - - - - - -Responsible for monitoring and validating the manufacturing process during plant tests. 7. - - - - - -Fully responsible for the complete analysis of Finished Products after plant test is completed while recording the information in the appropriate systems or files using scientific and food related knowledge. -8. - - - - - -Responsible for preparing products for sensory evaluations. Completing and updating records with pertinent information.9. - - - - - -Understand and develop nutritional information and label declarations as well as regulatory compliance with governmental agencies by researching and confirming the information. -10. - -Responsible for identifying target product formulations, prototype development, on-site commercialization at the manufacturing site, and preparation of all technical documentation by direct interfacing with the sales and marketing team. -11. - -Provide technical services to customers in conjunction with Sales and Marketing using scientific and food related knowledge. -12. - -Develop an extensive understanding of existing production capabilities at selected sites. -13. - -Fully responsible for the execution of line extensions, cost optimization, and quality improvements. -14. - -Participate in New Concept Development programs.15. - -Develop, complete, and update external customer specifications, new product information and internal specifications and technical data sheets. 16. - -Other duties as assigned. Working Conditions1. - - - - - -Will work in front of a computer for a period of time, continual walking and standing on hard surfaces, climbing and descending steps. 2. - - - - - -Continual bending, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing, and lifting up to 30 lbs. 3. - - - - - -Exposed to cool, hot temperatures and noise.4. - - - - - -Will be required to work modified schedules including weekends and overtime when and as needed based on R&D activity.5. - - - - - -Less than 10% travel. -

Keywords: Mi Rancho, Elk Grove , Senior Food Technologist, Accounting, Auditing , Elk Grove, California

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