• Food Technologist

    Job Locations US-NY-Akron
    Job ID
    Research & Development
    Full-Time Regular
  • Overview





    Participate in all areas of Research and Development including: Product/Process Development/Modification, Project Management, Cost Control, Formulation and Formula Maintenance, Labeling and Nutritional requirements, and Product Packaging.  Interface on a daily basis with Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, and Operations in support of company and department objectives






                Internal:   Wide-range of company contacts with many departments,

                                 teams, team leaders, and team members.


    External:  Numerous contacts with vendors, industry organizations,

                      regulatory agencies, etc.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  (Essential functions/duties of the job include, but are not limited to the following list)


    1. Participate in product/process development and/or improvement from concept to final product including bench top, pilot plant, plant trials, and production runs
    2. Develop and participate in tests and evaluations of ingredients and equipment needed to support product development and cost improvements
    3. Set up and conduct effective sensory evaluation sessions of existing, new and competitors’ products and/or ingredients or process modifications, and subsequently, perform statistical analyses of data
    4. Prepare product descriptions, ingredient declarations, nutritional information and calculations
    5. Set up and maintain R&D records including: ingredients and ingredient specifications, nutritional databases of ingredients and products, information on product specifications and codes
    6. Understand and perform computer-assisted operations in development of test and plant formulations and Bills of Materials (BOMS)
    7. Assist Marketing in packaging development, including reviews and sign offs at various stages of development relative to NLEA matters for branded, co-pack, and private label products
    8.  Serve as a resource to the QC Lab providing necessary assistance and training as the needs of the department or company may dictate
    9.  Participate in cross functional team-based functions related to quality, cost, delivery, safety, and morale in support of company and department goals.




    1. B.S. in Food Science or related field (i.e. Dairy Science, Biological Sciences), or A.A.S. in Food Science of relate field with 10 years or more experience in food processing and/ or food ingredient environments
    2. A minimum of 4 years and preferably more years of experience in product/process development including successful launches of several new products (or processes)
    3. Strong computer skills and willingness to learn programs as the position may dictate in a reasonable time period. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Outlook, OWL software or equivalent software.
    4. Experienced in effective management of projects in support of new food product/food processing development
    5. Willingness to learn and participate in all facets of production related activities associated with understanding all facets of food processing and storage associated with frozen dessert manufacturing
    6. Experience demonstrating ability to function and contribute to projects within cross functional teams (i.e. marketing, sales, purchasing, production, and finance)
    7. Willingness to participate in travel including overnight travel in support of product development or training as the need arises
    8. Strong orientation promoting/executing safety initiatives
    9. Strong creative skills/instincts
    10. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    11. Able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis
    12. Able to taste dairy products and other allergenic ingredients.




    1. Office, laboratory, pilot plant, and plant environments associated with the manufacture and storage of frozen desserts
    2. Considerable time may be spent on computer functions
    3. Some travel to outside facilities in support of essential duties
    4. Slippery floors conditions
    5. Noisy
    6. Some lifting


    Anyone interested in applying for this position must submit an online bid/application on the company’s application site by 07/13/2018



     Perry's Ice Cream is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Facility.



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