The Food Technologist is part of the SVZ-USA Operations department and is responsible for optimizing existing production methods, introduction of new production methods/processes in close cooperation with the Senior Management, Production, Maintenance and QA.
Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, physical demands, and the work environment encountered in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to work and perform the essential functions in this work environment.
Study and optimize existing and newly introduced production processes.
Transition processes from the R&D laboratory or pilot level to factory-scale based on information from and in cooperation with the product developers.
Perform process and product research at the lab and factory level.
Investigate and propose solutions for factory quality-related issues.
Investigate new trends and developments in food processing.
Develop and maintain factory documentation systems.
Train and monitor QC Technicians and plant employees on new or modified testing processes or procedures.
Participate in and/or manage projects as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move 10 to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will normally be in a controlled laboratory environment. The employee occasionally is near moving mechanical parts and exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The noise level in the plant environment is usually loud.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science or Food Engineering. Life Science degree or related technical fields may be considered. One to two years experience in research and process development in the food industry strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: To be discussed based on experience
SVZ is one of the leading companies engaged in the production, sales, development and distribution of fruit and vegetable ingredients to the global food industry.
At our Othello, WA processing facility we process a wide range of all natural fruit and vegetable ingredients such as purees, juice concentrates and value added products. Additionally, we offer the North American market products manu...factured in our European factories.
One of our strengths is our people. As a company we truly believe that our success depends on our workforce. We build relationships based on a pleasant, creative, productive and profitable working environment.