Carl’s Jr Jobs – Food Scientist

Website CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Job Description:

The Associate Food Scientist supports the execution of Culinary Commercialization projects to develop, optimize and maintain new or existing products, processes and/or packaging.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accurate and current database of new commercialization products
  • Maintains thorough and accurate documentation of project work
  • Identifies and communicates results and/or critical issues that influence project direction
  • Contributes to the development of technical plans including project objectives, experimental designs, decision rules, background information, critical issues, approach, timing, necessary resources, and estimated costs
  • Participates in special projects as assigned by management
  • Tests and evaluates new food and non-food products to be introduced into restaurant system
  • Develops information for product specifications, ingredient specifications and testing procedures
  • Partners with Quality Control, Marketing, Operations, vendors and/or suppliers to develop, make changes and/or improvements to new product programs
  • Plans and/or executes sensory panel research and coordinates consumer research efforts
  • Partners with management to establish appropriate technical plans to meet project objectives
  • Coordinates supplier activity in the performance of development activities including product formulations, processing procedures and related information

Job Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic; commitment to seeing duties completed at a high standard of quality in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient technical skills and analytical abilities
  • Knowledge of product evaluation and food handling procedures
  • Corporate and test kitchen environment, deadline driven and demanding at times
  • Experience In Protein/poultry/meat Production Strongly Preferred
  • Must have a understanding of nutritional and allergen labeling requirements
  • Must have excellent planning, prioritizing, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • At least three (3) years of experience that demonstrates a commanding knowledge in Food Science or Research & Development fields
  • Operates standard kitchen and food laboratory equipment
  • BS in Food Science, Food Technology, or similar field

Job Details:

Company:  CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bakersfield, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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