Food Technologist

  • Naples, FL, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The National Food Lab is a fast-growing company with a vision to be the destination for tailored solutions for the food industry – beginning to end.   Our mission is to provide services that help food, beverage, and supplement companies deliver safe, healthy and successful products.  We seek to make a positive impact in the advancement of food safety, quality and nutrition, fulfilling our corporate promise – to improve health and improve lives.

The National Food Lab’s best-in-class consumer and sensory research capabilities are the result of the acquisition and combination of two long-standing and respected organizations, the former Food Perspectives, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) and National Food Lab (Livermore, CA).  Using a variety of quantitative and qualitative consumer and sensory research techniques we help our clients make products consumers love.  We help our clients:

  • Develop new product ideas
  • Re-energize a well-established product
  • Assess product-concept fit or packaging effectiveness
  • Understand the product, brand and category competitive landscapes
  • Present objective results to management

The Food Technologist position is Full-Time, 1st Shift position, Candidates within a commutable distance of Naples, FL are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Applies GMP/GLP/FSMA/ HAACP  in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate
  • Under direction, executes bench-top experiments and formulation work, nutritional and component analysis, specification writing, shelf life studies, consumer studies, and/or sensory studies
  • Documents work and maintains study documentation and laboratory records
  • Supports pilot plant trials; prepares samples for processing, operates processing and/or packaging equipment, and collects data.
  • Interfaces with ingredient suppliers; orders ingredients and requests documentation. Prepares packages and sends product samples to clients and outside laboratories for evaluation and testing.
  • Assists in writing reports, methods, protocols and SOPs, and make suggestions for modifications in test methods and procedures.
  • Keeps updated and educated on relevant news, literature and findings in the industry. 
  • Networks with individuals outside of Eurofins
  • Trains and assists less experienced staff
  • Completes all required training courses.
  • Learns and demonstrates departmental procedures and policies
  • Viewed as a resource across multiple teams
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Sciences degree in Food Science or an allied science is required.
    • Adept at cleaning, configuring and maintaining bench and pilot scale food production equipment.
  • Must use hearing protection, eye protection, proper footwear, lab coat, hairnets and gloves when necessary.
  • Overtime and weekend work as required
  • Mandatory immunizations and screening as required
  • Will be exposed to potential food allergens

Additional Information

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work! We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays, vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

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