Food Technologist

Innovation and R&D
Posted 4 weeks ago

"Where Taste Comes First"

Urban Farmer, the Industry-leading specialty dough innovator with proprietary formulations – manufacturer of a highly differentiated and growing portfolio of plant-based, specialty dough products including better-for-you (“BFY”) pizzas, crusts, flatbreads, breadsticks, cheese bread, empanadas, tortillas, and sandwich buns seeking Food Technologist. Daily you will work within a team on development, quality and regulatory initiatives of their food products and portfolio .

Duties Include:

  • Creating prototype products
  • Managing the final product cost
  • Maintaining current FDA and USDA labeling requirements
  • Overseeing sample request projects and completing in a timely manner based on customer requests
  • Finding cost reductions
  • Troubleshooting quality, processing and raw material concerns
  • Scheduling and overseeing test runs
  • Working on product development projects
  • Developing and maintaining supplier and customer relationships
  • Communicating with all levels of the organization on test, R&D and development initiatives
  • Maintain a customer ready R&D Lab environment.

Completing other tasks as requested by management

Candidates should feel comfortable being on the manufacturing floor up to 20% of their day. This is primarily a day shift position, with some needs for off-shift activity to complete test runs, with minimal travel requirements.  Candidates should be able to work in a fast-paced environment, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, enjoy being hands-on and be able to take ownership of their projects. This is a salary position with competitive benefits!

Requirements for the Food Technologist:

  1. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in food science, biology, microbiology, or chemistry related field
  2. Experience working in similar food manufacturing roles in quality, lab and/or R&D environments  
  3. Experience with GMPs
  4. Experience with HACCP
  5. Strong computer skills, including Windows environments and Microsoft Office Word and Excel

Why work for this organization:

  • Opportunity for future advancement
  • Competitive benefits,
  • A great company culture, with the opportunity to make an impact

Job Features

Job CategoryInnovation and R&D

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