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Food Technologists create and improve food products by applying their research to the improvement of food safety, quality, storage, preservation, packaging, processing and distribution. Responsibilities highlighted on example resumes in this field include formulating new and cost optimization for liquid food products; producing benchtop prototypes to satisfy customer needs; and conducting, assessing, and drafting reports regarding plant trials. A bachelor's degree in a relevant field, which includes classes like food chemistry and food engineering, is generally required on the resumes of those desiring employment in this role.

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Food Technologist

Led flavor optimization in beverage applications across segments which include: carbonated soft drinks, juice and nectars, hot drinks, powdered soft drinks, and alcohol. Sustained an increase of flavor sales every year, totaling over $15M on projects driven or actively participated in. Managed hot drink laboratory, organizing, keeping inventory, and maintaining equipment to highest degree for quality and quick turnaround submissions.

  • Flavor win rate greater than the industry standard of 14% on projects assigned a application lead
  • Identified and communicated opportunities of growth and profitability to cross functional teams, business units domestically and across the global flavor division.
  • Standardized a more efficient flavor library and adopted new methods of utilizing collections for increased success.
  • Proactively leveraged internal resources to troubleshoot customer issues resulting in higher customer satisfaction.
  • Thoroughly understood core customer's strategies, brands, and products to improve chances of solidifying and expanding new business.
  • Advanced key relationships, through working sessions and technical know-how, building trust and communication.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Physics
2

Senior Food Technologist

Developed flavor and food concepts that lead to successful commercialization of line extensions for major confection and food companies

  • Created various prototypes for customer evaluation and tailored prototypes to specific customer needs
  • Spearheaded a cross-departmental team to develop a library to catalog, manage, and maintain an orderly flavor database and storage system for the flavor division
  • Collaborated with sensory, marketing, and consumer insight departments to explore trends and discover information regarding preferences among different demographics
  • Demonstrated success working in varied food areas such as confections, cereals, snacks, and baked goods
  • Effectively lead 100% of projects to completion on time and also acted as a contributing team member on non-lead projects
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
Project Management
3

Senior Food Technologist

Responsible for product development from benchtop to national introduction of Crystal Light Powdered Soft Drinks.

  • Developed and scaled-up three new line extensions, interfaced with marketing, conducted national focus groups, and introduced line extensions nationally.
  • Applied legal regulations to identify natural ingredients including flavors, colors and ingredient enhancers.
  • Applied novel technology (natural sweetener enhancer) that resulted in 1.7 million dollar savings.
  • Developed new technology for quality control techniques, supervised and trained technicians for laboratory benchtop, plant operations and quality assurance techniques.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Food Science
MS
Food Science
4

Associate Food Technologist

Identified marketing opportunities and developed breakthrough products for Smart Ones and unbranded innovation platforms

  • Conducted profit and loss analyses for new product platforms
  • Developed and submitted three patent applications for product and package designs
  • Developed two products that delivered 300% velocity to the organization
  • Increased product margins by 15% via process efficiency while maintaining product quality
  • Served on interdepartmental advisory board to improve communication with consumers
  • Conducted and interpreted consumer surveys; presented findings to management
  • Contributed to the development of an iPhone app to simplify consumer polling
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Microbiology
MS
Food Science & Technology
MA
Sustainability
5

Senior Food Technologist

Served as the internal auditor of the food protection division reporting directly to the Bureau Chief.

  • Conducted precautionary food sampling and monitoring for the 2001 and 2005 Presidential Inaugurations.
  • Performed quality assurance HACCP-based health inspections of food establishments throughout Washington, DC.
  • Supervised, trained and standardized staff according to the 1999 FDA Food Code.
  • Prepared written reports detailing accounts of foodborne illness investigations and outbreaks.
  • Conducted routine food surveillance sampling of ready to eat, potentially hazardous foods.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Animal Science
MS
Food Microbiology
6

Food Technologist

Formulated lines of nutritional and dietary supplements and generated in-compliance labels. Products include multivitamin liquids, drink mixes, tablets, capsules, herbal extracts, concentrated juice and meal replacement

  • Delivered on-going thirty (30) annual projects and exceeded clients expectations
  • Prepared thorough calculation and compoundings of active ingredients
  • Developed personal care and animal products
  • Introduced product improvement that reduced cost by 20%
  • Developed procedures for scale-up production, troubleshot operational issues
  • Winner of Employee Award for productivity and work ethic
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Food Science
MS
Food Science
7

Food Technologist, National Agriculture & Food Analysis & Research Institute

Flavored Aloe Vera juice, Chocolate Coatings for ice cream bars using CBS & CBE.

  • Successfully formulated new products according to customer requirements as part of the Product Development and Improvement team; customers being medium scale food manufacturers.
  • Performed Shelf Life Improvement studies and provided assistance to clients for HACCP system development and implementation
  • Interacted with customers over several meetings to fine tune the product according to their specifications.
  • Analyzed food products in the laboratory for various parameters such as Fat Content, Protein Content, etc.
  • Assisted in audits of local food manufacturing firms and ingredient vendors/suppliers.
  • Identified potential risk areas and analyzed results of audits to recommend changes to be made in order to be able to comply with HACCP regulations.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Microbiology
MS
Biotechnology
MS
Food Science
8

Food Technologist

  • Assisted multi-departmental task force in the transition of new products to full production. Worked closely with a cross-functional team to determine the cost of failure.
  • Developed and adjusted formulas for reworking nonconforming product to save tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Performed Bench-top cooking and troubleshooting of problematic products to determine issues with ingredients, processing and more.
  • Created sensory profiles and determined shelf-life of existing products in weekly sensory panels with research and development. Trained members of the quality assurance department in fundamental sensory analysis principles.
  • Frequently audited production to solve and identify problems on a catalog of over 500 individual and specialized products and 9 unique production lines.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Food Science And Technology
9

Food Technologist/sqf Specialist

  • Supervised & trained 5 quality assurance technicians on laboratory procedures, operating procedures and proper operation of laboratory equipment.
  • Led Quality Assurance Team in the absence of Quality Assurance Manager
  • Performed finished product batch checks focusing on viscosity, sodium levels, volume and acidity levels during peak times of production season.
  • Performed pre-operational inspections of production lines ensuring a sanitary environment
  • Weekly audited various designated areas of facility with focus on GMP's, Sanitation & Safety
  • Conducted SQF audit inspection with Eagle Registrations resulting in level 3 certification of B & G Food-Hurlock Facility
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Biology
MBA
Management

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