Job DescriptionR&D Food TechnologistEverytable, PBC is a mission-driven food company that fights for food justice by making fresh, nutritious food accessible to everyone, everywhere. Our multi-channel business includes grab and go stores, SmartFridges, and a weekly Subscription service, all powered by a central kitchen that produces meals starting at $5. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Everytable has emerged as a leading first responder for food across Los Angeles.
In partnership with city and county government agencies and non-profit organizations, Everytable has established an effort that will deliver more than 3 million meals [and counting] to the most vulnerable populations across Los Angeles: homebound seniors, homeless residents now housed in hotels, community college students, etc. While we grow exponentially across greater Los Angeles, we are laying the foundation for national expansion.Position OverviewWe are seeking an R&D Food Technologist (or Senior R&D Food... Technologist, depending on experience) to join our team in Los Angeles.
This position will report to the VP, Culinary Innovation, while also interacting with various levels of leadership within the organization.The Food Technologist will support development of new products and their associated manufacturing SOPs, and usher them through Commercialization. This is a highly collaborative role, working closely with R&D Chefs, Commercialization, Manufacturing, FSQA, Supply Chain, and several other departments. Primary responsibilities include developing product formulas, processing procedures, raw material, and finished good specifications for new innovative products.POSITION TITLE: Food Technologist (or Senior Food Technologist - dependent upon experience)REPORTING TO: VP, Culinary InnovationWorking In Collaboration WithR&D, inclusive of CommercializationSupply ChainProductionFSQAMarketingAll Sales Channels (Stores, Subscription, SmartFridge, Institutional Partners)Key Result Areas: (% weighted in accordance of importance)Broken Down Into The Following CategoriesResearch & Development 40%Commercialization 40%Process & Product Optimization 20%Total 100%Responsibilities Collaborate with R&D Chefs to develop new products from bench top to commercialization.
Perform new process development, technology, and equipment process improvements. Develop SOPs and conduct internal manufacturing process reviews to determine efficacy of SOPs and SOCs for new products, improvements to existing products, and equipment Carry out root cause analysis / resolving development issues or product improvements as required. Create and maintain product specifications for equipment, processes, and testing procedures Conduct lab experiments, pilot plant and line trials within the manufacturing facility to ensure accuracy of process and quality of product Resolve roadblocks in product development that enables new product launches and improvements in quality, production efficiencies and throughput Stay current on new food processing technologies, equipment, and process designs Influential in controlling cost, yield and providing commercialization, production and technical teams with necessary support and information.
Help to ensure all products meet internal and external guidelines for nutrition, regulatory affairs, and food labeling. Conduct research as required to extend the shelf life of new or existing products or test new materials. Organize and facilitate needed sensory evaluations of raw materials and finished goods, and utilize results to improve product formulation.
Support R&D, Commercialization, Production and other departments as neededRequirements/Qualifications Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent with hands-on relevant food industry experience. Strong technical knowledge and experience in food manufacturing technologies and ingredient/process interactions 3+ years of experience in new food te
Los Angeles, CA