Senior Food Technologist
Ref ID: REF12140R
Department: Research & Development
Location: Turlock, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.
We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.Job Description
Purpose of Position:
Independently develop products and processes to keep Foster Farms products competitive and profitable. Evaluate food ingredients, new technologies and processing equipment for application to Foster Farms. Provide technical services to operations as requested.
Provide technical support to develop and implement new and/or improved processes and products.
Identify, test and optimize production parameters which will improve yields and processing efficiencies.
Maximize utilization of all available raw materials for product formulations to obtain least-cost formulating while maintaining corporate quality standards.
Prepare, update, and issue cost estimate requests and new labels.
Provide technical assistance to operations.Qualifications
B.S. or M.S. in Meat Science, Poultry Science, Food Science or related field in addition to 5-7 years experience in meat or poultry product development.
At least three-five years of direct involvement in product development and commercialization testing.
Understanding of specification/receipt management (PLM) software
Worked for or with multi-component meal manufacturers
Must have strong problem solving skills, sound judgment and decision making ability
Knowledge of poultry processing, food processing and related equipment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer literate in word processing and spreadsheets and have excellent math skills – must be able to formulate food products.
Must be able to communicate effectively with varying levels of management cross functionally.
Must have reliable transportation
Must be able to obtain a CA drivers license and be able to travel 30%
Must be able to have consistent attendance in the Turlock, or other assigned Foster Farms’ o office
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time
Must be able to drive to various company and vendor locations
Must be able to work on the computer for long periods of time
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.