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Food Scientist

Company: Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds
Location: Lost Hills
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Job Description


Food Scientist position will support R&D projects related to new product development, existing product quality improvement initiatives, equipment validations, sensory and regulatory support. Position will work closely with cross-functional teams in Marketing, Sales, Operations, Regulatory, Quality, and external suppliers.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to cross-functional teams in Marketing, Sales, Operations, Regulatory, Quality, and external suppliers.
  • Support formulation of new products and managing product development from ideation to commercialization, while meeting tight project timelines.
  • Provide technical support and problem-solving support to operations to help improve product quality, food safety, and manufacturing productivity.
  • Support validation testing across unit operations such as pasteurization and roasting.
  • Lead regulatory activities like creating and verifying nutritional labels, working closely with WPA regulatory/legal team, and addressing nutrition related customer and consumer queries.
  • Lead sensory program by designing, executing, analyzing, and reporting results and recommendations (descriptive analysis, shelf-life testing, discrimination testing, and consumer research).
  • Maintain accurate project files, specifications, and project data.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by adhering to established safety, health, and wellness practices.
  • Ability to think creatively, deal with ambiguity, and manage changing priorities.
  • Willingness to get hands on and provide customer service.
  • Build successful relationships across many levels in the organization supporting improvement efforts.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively with marketing and sales team members.

    Language Skills


    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
    • Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, including senior management, customers, consumers, and regulatory officials.


      • Self-Motivated, positive, energetic, professional, dependable working attitude.
      • Ability to travel when needed.
      • Not allergic to nuts.


        • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and condensed work areas. The employee is also exposed to dust particles.
        • The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The dust levels in the work environment are usually high. (Safety protection will be provided)
        • The employee may spend 50% or more of their work hours on the plant floor


          • Hoshin goals for the organization.
          • Personal activities on task delivery - FMDS boards - pertaining especially to project activity completion.
          • Team and individual skill development plan progress.


            • Show ownership, leadership and proactively work on projects to grow the business.


              • Observes all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) as specified by the Company's food safety policy.
              • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis and be able to work overtime when needed.
              • Consistently demonstrates safe work behaviors and actively supports Company's safety goals.
              • Support policies and procedures established by the Company.
              • Is prepared to perform any additional assignments as directed by supervisor on needed basis.



                • BS or MS degree in related field such as Food Science/Food Engineering/Chemical Engineering/Nutrition.
                • 1-5 years of experience in food R&D preferred.
                • Experience in the area of nuts / snacks is a plus.


                  • none

                    Additional Information

                    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

                    The company is open to consider visa sponsorship, if necessary.

                    EEO is the law

Keywords: Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, Bakersfield , Food Scientist, Other , Lost Hills, California

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