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R&D / PI Food Technologist

Del Real Foods
Oklahoma City, OK
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

A. PURPOSE

In this position the R&D/ PI Food Technologist will oversee the commercialization of new and renovated products at the facility. The candidate will lead the transition of products developed on bench to commercial production and lead the development and formalization of processing procedures so that products can be manufactured efficiently and consistently.  The position also requires identification of product and process improvements and cost savings opportunities

B. DUTIES

1.       Supervises all R&D projects at the facility.

2.       Leads the commercialization of new or renovated products.

3.       Leads the transfer of products from other locations.

4.       Reviews product ingredients, formulations and processes; provides suggestions for new products or improvements to existing                          products.

5.       Communicates with corporate RD, Marketing, QA, routinely.

6.       Performs analysis of our products to confirm manufacturing is within specifications

7.       Leads cuttings in the lab to evaluate new and improved products against competition

8.       Assists with product costing and defining process capabilities.

9.       Compiling, checking and approving product specifications and labelling

10.    Seeks new product and packaging ideas and technologies

11.    Undertakes long-term projects with other departments, e.g., reducing yield lost and different phases of the process.

12.    Works closely with operations and QA to identifying opportunities to improve our products and processes

Specific Skills and Abilities Required

1.     Must have excellent food technology skills

2.     Ability to work under tight deadlines and multitask.

3.     Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

4.     Proficient computer skills with Microsoft (Excel and Word).

5.     Creative, innovative, adaptable

6.     Self-directed and self-motivated

7.     Detail oriented with precise analytical skill

C.  EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

1.     Bachelor’s degree in Food Science required, a B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics will be considered.

2.     Minimum 3 years’ experience in food manufacturing.  Preferred experience with Mexican food formulation and manufacturing.

Company Description
Our family traditions were first cultivated in a small town in the heart of Mexico. For generations the Cardenas family lived and thrived in the rich culture of central Mexico, but in 1970 they moved to the United States in search of a better future. They brought with them their love for authentic Mexican cuisine. Though the family made many sacrifices when they fist arrived, they were able to take comfort in the traditions that came with them from Mexico; most important of which was their traditional and authentic style of cooking and eating together.

The Cardenas family has always followed the traditions of their ancestors when it comes to cooking. From the beginning, they created authentic Mexican dishes from scratch using recipes that had been passed down and perfected over generations. Their homemade barbacoa, carnitas, salsa and much more quickly became popular with friends and neighbors who raved about the delicious and authentic taste of their food. Soon the tradition of sharing their meals with good friends around the dinner table became stronger than ever.

This tradition of gathering around a great meal with family and friends is what Del Real Foods strives to pass on, from our family to yours. The Cardenas family continues to play a leading role in the cultivation of each new Del Real Foods product, assuring that the taste and texture remains authentic and true to our Mexican roots.

Del Real Foods

Why Work Here?
At Del Real Foods we are striving to generate a work culture that is for the workers by the workers. We want to see every team member happy.

Our family traditions were first cultivated in a small town in the heart of Mexico. For generations the Cardenas family lived and thrived in the rich culture of central Mexico, but in 1970 they moved to the United States in search of a better future. They brought with them their love for authentic Mexican cuisine. The Cardenas family has always followed the traditions of their ancestors when it comes to cooking. From the beginning, they created authentic Mexican dishes from scratch using recipes that had been passed down and perfected over generations. Their homemade barbacoa, carnitas, salsa and much more quickly became popular with friends and neighbors who raved about the delicious and authentic taste of their food. Soon the tradition of sharing their meals with good friends around the dinner table became stronger than ever. This tradition of gathering around a great meal with family and friends is what Del Real Foods strives to pass on, from our family to yours. The Cardenas family continues to play a leading role in the cultivation of each new Del Real Foods product, assuring that the taste and texture remains authentic and true to our Mexican roots. We strive to have a team that is excited to present to work and collaborate as a unit!

Address

1101 Messenger Lane

Oklahoma City, OK
USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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