Food Technologist

New Castle, PA 16101

Posted: 12/04/2023 Industry: R&D Job Number: 2342 Pay Rate: DOE

Job Description

$75,000 - $95,000 + 5% bonus 

Job Title: Food Technologist


New Product Development:

  • Lead the development of new food products, with a focus on innovation and market trends.
  • Conduct research to identify new ingredients, formulations, and processes to enhance product quality and taste.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful execution of new product initiatives.

Collaboration with R&D Scientists:

  • Partner with internal Research and Development scientists to translate conceptual ideas into tangible product prototypes.
  • Work closely with the R&D team to address technical challenges and optimize formulations for scale-up production.

Plant-Based Role:

  • Play a key role in the development and improvement of plant-based food products.
  • Stay updated on plant-based industry trends and incorporate innovative plant-based ingredients into product formulations.

Quality Assurance:

  • Implement and maintain quality control procedures to ensure product consistency and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations and quality tests to guarantee product excellence.

Process Optimization:

  • Optimize manufacturing processes to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance product quality.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any production-related issues to ensure seamless operations.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain detailed records of formulations, processes, and test results.
  • Prepare regular reports on project progress, highlighting achievements and areas for improvement.

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Communicate effectively with cross-functional teams, including production, marketing, and sales, to ensure alignment on product development goals.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to source high-quality ingredients and stay informed about industry advancements.

Reporting Structure:

  • Report directly to the Plant Manager, providing updates on project timelines, challenges, and successes.

Key Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of food science and technology principles.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Creative problem-solving ability.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality assurance.
  • Adaptability to stay current with industry trends and technologies.


This role requires a dynamic individual with a passion for food technology and a proven track record in the dairy industry. The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and success of the company through innovation and excellence in product development.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or a related field (4-year degree required).
  • Prior experience in the dairy industry is essential.

Additional Information


Subject: Food Technologist- New Castle, PA

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