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Employment Opportunities for the Food Science Professional 


Jobs Available Bulletins should be sent directly to Steve Nagorski at SNagorski@dmflavors.com for distribution through the NCIFT e-tree 
and to Jerry Oliveras for listing on the NCIFT web site.

The IFT Career Center at http://careers.ift.org is free to job seekers, allowing them to post resumes online and view job opportunities. 
If you have questions, contact Nora Schabold at 312-782-8424 ext. 220


R&D Food Technologist, Carlsbad, CA. Jenny Craig Co./Nestlé Nutrition, The leading international weight management company is looking for a innovative product developer to be part of our Research and Development team. An opportunity to develop delicious and nutritious foods that changes people’s lives. Responsible for all aspects of product development from ideating products from concept through commercialization. Experience in food manufacturing and processing, food safety, consumer research, NLEA, regulations and claims, formulation, nutrition, packaging and sensory science. Accountable for long range product and project planning leading cross-functional teams in new product development, cost optimization, and process improvement projects. Requires a highly creative and technical individual with advanced project management skills, strong leadership skills that is flexible, self directing and can work in a team environment. A degree in Food Science is required, M.S. preferred and must have a minimum of 4 years of food industry experience in the Product Development or R&D area; must include product innovation through commercialization successes and project management experience. For further information and immediate consideration, please forward your resume and salary history to Linda Campbell at lcampbell@jennycraig.com (760) 696-4666.


MANAGER, FOOD SAFETY/QUALITY ASSURANCE
The Pictsweet Company in Santa Maria, CA, has an immediate opening for a Manager, Food Safety/Quality Assurance. Pictsweet is one of the largest processors and marketers of frozen vegetables in the United States with Headquarters in Bells, TN. Qualifications include the following: Minimum four year college degree in Food Science or Microbiology. A related field will be considered.
Minimum five (5) years food experience in Food Science/Quality Assurance with practical understanding of food processing, quality
control lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, HAACP, GMP, and Personnel Management
Must be computer proficient with spreadsheets and word processing.
Must possess basic mathematical reasoning ability and a basic understanding of statistics
Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
The MFSQA is the on-site food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory authority at the Santa Maria, CA facility and has the primary
responsibility of driving the food safety systems and programs of the plant. This is accomplished by developing, modifying, and maintaining the plant’s HACCP, SSOP, and regulatory programs to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for the production of safe and wholesome foods.
On occasion, this position will be required 1) to work in a refrigerated environment/freezer 2) to travel to other locations.
Competitive salary plus benefits and relocation package (to Santa Maria area).

Interested candidates should send resume with cover letter to: hrs@pictsweet.com


GFSI BRC Compliance Coordinator - Tracking Code 20120199  Job ID: 596 at Otis Spunkmeyer in San Leandro
Job Description: Review, verify, file, and maintain records relating to product safety, legality, and quality systems
Become knowledgeable in the requirements of third-party auditors such as: AIB, NSF, Cook & Thurber, BRC, Cert ID, ISO, etc.
Ensure compliance to specifications from OSI corporate and those mandated by customers.
Conduct audits of procedures used in all areas of the plant
Maintain schedule calendars to stay on track with required committee meetings, training, and reviews
Conduct follow-up with Managers to ensure that corrective actions to deviation are being completed in a timely manner.
Data-entry of records related to product safety, legality, and quality systems.
Assist with training activities and maintain records and databases of training sessions.
Keep informational paperwork current including: Kosher certificates, supplier letters of continuing guarantee,
certificates of analysis, non-GM identity preservation, USDA egg certificates, and MSDS sheets. This will require
phone, letter and/or e-mail correspondence with various companies.
Data-entry of test results, lot code traceability, line auditing and deviations using Microsoft Excel and Access
Assist with various data collection projects.

Verify product formula compliance.
Cross-train in other Quality Department disciplines to be able to assist with coverage of call-offs and vacations in other positions.
Required
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint skills
Ability to analyze data and project trends and correlations
4 to 8 Years of progressive quality experience in a food manufacturing environment
Extensive experience in the implementation and auditing of GFSI and BRC standards
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization as well as customers
Bachelors degree from an accredited four year institution of higher learning
Able to lift 50lbs
Able to stand for extended period of time, or to work above ground level (on ladders, on silos or similar
structures) or under extreme cold condition in coolers and freezers.

Location: San Leandro Bakery (SL Bkry) San Leandro, CA, US
Contact:
Tracy Tostenson l Human Resources Rep
ARYZTA l La Brea Bakery l Otis Spunkmeyer l Fresh Start Bakeries l Great Kitchens
14380 Catalina St l San Leandro, CA 94577
O: 510.678.2688 l M: 510.457.6929
ttostenson@spunkmeyer.com


Amy's Kitchen, Inc. is the nation's leading natural food brand offering over 170 frozen meals, canned soups and jarred sauces and salsas. We are a family business committed to producing truly delicious, easily prepared vegetarian meals made for health-conscious people. We use only natural and organic ingredients and prepare our products with the same careful attention in our kitchen as you would in your home.

We are currently seeking an experienced Food Technologist - Regulatory to join our Technical Services team in Santa Rosa.

This position works in the Technical Service Department and provides a range of information in support of various food regulations (US, Canada, EU, etc.). One of the primary functions is to prepare nutrition facts and ingredient statements for food products and to assure that US and Export packaging meets regulatory requirements. In addition, this individual investigates various packaging and product claims (organic, non-GMO, health claims, etc.) for US packages and packages for other countries. This individual is also responsible for preparing technical information to assist in exporting Amy's Kitchen products to other countries. Due to the nature of the work, this individual will be required to travel between plant locations in Santa Rosa as well as travel to other plant locations.

The candidate works closely with the Marketing Department, R&D, other members of the Technical Service Department and also outside consultants/resources to obtain information in support of Amy's Kitchen projects. The incumbent should be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure of deadlines and communicate well with other departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS

Amy's Kitchen offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please send your resume and cover letter with the words Food Technologist - Regulatory in the subject to:

employment@amyskitchen.net

Fax (866) 431-7043


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