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Sr. Food Technologist 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category R&D/Culinary  
Location Saginaw, TX Plant  
Req Number R&D-12-00007  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift -not applicable-  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


The position includes developing dressings and sauces for foodservice customers, including chain restaurants.

Under minimal supervision from immediate supervisor performs minor and major product and process development projects and/or a wide variety of individual and team technical activities related to product and quality performance.

Responsibility includes the handling and consumption of foods and ingredients that contain food allergens including but not limited to soy, milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, fish, wheat, shellfish and sensitive agents including but not limited to monosodium glutamate, sulfites, and FD&C Red 40.

Must be able to design, conduct, interpret, report, and communicate results and recommendations on projects.

Responsible for overall project tracking, communication, and documentation utilizing notebook and formulation management system. Also responsible for interactive communication to sales, marketing, operations, senior technical services staff, and customers.

Responsible for leading minor and major projects from concept to commercialization.  Adhering to all safe practices and GMP's for the tests being performed.

Provides in depth theoretical expertise in one or more technical core competency.

Recommends and/or initiates projects within existing programs and/or business channels

Identifies new hypotheses/technology and designs and conducts research program to verify validity. May recommend patent action.

Trains and may supervise others as appropriate.

Represents supervisor or department as required at meetings. May interview and recommend hiring of technical personnel

Must be willing to travel.

Position Requirements

B.S. in Food Science or equivalent degree and/or 10 years experience  in a food processing related industry, or M.S. degree in Food Science or related degree  with 1-3 years experience in a related field.

Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other basic computer based software programs, as well as the ability to master all lab and pilot plant processing equipment.  Must have basic knowledge in one or more technical disciplines.   Must have good written and verbal communication skills.


Physical Activity/Work Environment

Travel - 10%                             Driving - 10%

Prolonged Sitting - 25%         Prolonged Standing/Walking - 30%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting (50 lbs.) - 10%

Finger-Hand Manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing) - 10%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) - 5%


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