Food Technologist
H.J. Heinz Company - Ontario, OR

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Req Number: hein-00004675
Location(s): OntarioOR

' Apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store and distribute foods.

' Coordinate and perform trials in Pilot Plant and factory to insure compliance to approved formulas.

' Keep technically informed through suppliers and technical literature.

' Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods.

' Analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar and protein.

' Discover new food sources.

' Research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful.

Activities performed daily include:
' Formulate new products for flavor, color, nutritional content, and adherence to government, company policy, and industry standards.

' Check raw ingredients for acceptability for processing, and finished products for safety, quality, and nutritional value.

' Confer with cross-functional partners such as food technologists, engineers, plant operators, sensory experts, packaging, marketing, and sales in order to drive the product development process.

' Evaluate food processing and storage operations, assist in the development of quality assurance programs for such operations.

' Study methods to improve aspects of food such as chemical composition, flavor, color, nutritional value, and convenience.

' Develop food standards and specifications, safety and sanitary regulations.

' Demonstrate products to internal and external clients.

' Solve technical problems through search of scientific literature or other sources of technical information.

' Working knowledge of product development and familiarity with quality assurance procedures.

' B.S. in Food Science or related field required. Masters degree preferred.

' Minimum of 2-4 years of industry experience necessary.

' 20 ' 25% travel required.

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