Job Summary

You will be part of the product development teams to help deliver factory-ready recipes, based on development lab samples. Keeping up with ever-changing food production regulations will be an essential part of your job.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Our client is looking for a responsible and dedicated full time food technologist, it's your job to make sure our food products are produced safely, legally and to the quality claimed. You will be involved in developing the manufacturing processes and recipes for sweets and candy products and may work on existing and newly-discovered ingredients to invent new recipes and concepts.

Salary; 30,000

Responsibilities

You'll need to:

  1. modify existing products and processes and develop new ones
  2. check and improve safety and quality control procedures in your own and suppliers' factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product
  3. research current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts
  4. select raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers
  5. prepare product costings based on raw materials and manufacturing costs to ensure profitable products
  6. audit suppliers or manage internal audits
  7. run trials of new products - either alongside or together with product development
  8. coordinate launches of new products
  9. deal with any customer complaint investigations or product issues
  10. compile, check and approve product specifications and labelling
  11. undertake long-term projects with other departments, such as reducing waste by improving efficiency
  12. work on packaging innovation and technology
  13. conduct experiments and produce sample products
  14. design the processes and machinery for making products with a consistent flavour, colour and texture in large quantities
  15. build relationships with suppliers and customers
  16. ensure products are profitable.


Qualifications

  • Degree in food science/technology
  • Over 2 years work experience in food manufacturing


Skills

You'll need to show:

  • a genuine interest in science and how it is applied to food and cookery
  • high standards of cleanliness and the ability to adhere to strict hygiene rules
  • excellent attention to detail
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • leadership qualities
  • people and team working skills
  • a flexible approach to working
  • numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • time management and organizational skills
  • an awareness of the consumer market.

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