Food Technologist (CR203)

Full Time
  • Post Date: 11 February 2019
  • Apply Before: 4 March 2019
Job Description

Our client, located in Epping, is an integrated agri-business specialising in the production and packing of foods such as stocks, gravies and sauces, as well as value-added meat products for the retail and food service markets.

Reporting to the Technical Manager, this represents an excellent new career opportunity for a team player to immerse themselves in the development of innovative new products for the retail market, as well as for use in other food manufacturing operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful applicant would assist in launches of new products from concept to implementation in the factory, maintaining all associated NPD documentation – this includes compiling product specifications, new product ingredient statements and supplying all documentation required by customers throughout the NPD process.

Co-ordination and management of trials (including shelf life testing) of all products in the development phase would also be a key focus. This person would also assist with the reviewing of product labels to ensure compliance with relevant labelling legislation and would:

* Work closely with the Raw Materials Technologist when introducing new ingredients or packaging

* Work closely with the Compliance Technologist when introducing new products/ processes into the factory

* Participate in cross-functional teams to ensure resolution of technical production problems

* Form part of the audit team and assist in internal audits

* Assist with QC duties as required

* Build relationships with customers

REQUIREMENTS:

* BTech/BSc Food Science and/or an appropriate Food Technology diploma

* Previous experience in a food factory environment

* Technical food safety knowledge and understanding of HACCP principles

* Keen attention to detail

* The ability to work independently and to take ownership of assigned projects within a small New Product Development team

* Good interpersonal and communication skills, able to interact confidently with both suppliers and customers

* NPD experience will be beneficial, but is not a requirement

* A willingness to also work rotational weekends (every third weekend)

SALARY:

Negotiable depending on experience

WORKING HOURS:

Monday – Friday 07:00 – 16:15

Every third Saturday 07:00 – 13:00

Please use the following reference number in the subject line of your email:  CR203 when applying for this position. Please submit your CV in Word Format to info@cardosorecruitment.co.za.  Kindly consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive feedback within 1 week.