Food Technologist

Job Description

Title: Food Technologist

Company Name: PFD Food Services

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs

Employment Status: Full Time

  • Based at Fresh To Go, Bayswater
  • Full time permanent position

Join our Product and Process Development team at our National Office in Bayswater, your role will encompass all aspects of new product development as well as existing product and process improvements.

This role will suit a recent graduate with initial industry experience or an intern looking for the next step in their career. We are looking for an individual with a creative flair and passion about food, with experience in either food process engineering or food technology.

About PFD Fresh To Go:

PFD Fresh to Go is a National manufacturer of ready made sandwiches, wraps and salads to market sectors that include petrol and convenience, airlines, healthcare and food service. Manufacturing sites spread across 6 states allowing us to service larger food service national customers as well as state based opportunities.

The duties will include:

  • Work on product and process development projects
  • Assist with compiling customer submissions
  • Develop specifications and work instructions on PFD and customer databases
  • Liaise with Internal and external stakeholders such as customers and suppliers for project requirements
  • Conduct risk assessments on new suppliers and raw materials identified by NPD team 
  • Provide back up support for team on labelling system maintenance

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Good team fit / team player – must be able to work well in a supportive small team environment
  • Be able to work in a fast paced challenging environment
  • Flexibility – both in changing priorities and adapting to the needs of our customers and within the team itself
  • Self starting
  • Able to work autonomously on projects with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail – required due to the volume of documents managed and information that is generated both for internal and customer use
  • Creative / innovative / culinary – passionate about food
  • Critical thinking / problem solving – solution and continuous improvement focus

Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Process Engineering or Food Technology
  • Min 2 years experience in FMCG food processing industry, ideally high risk/high care products although not essential
  • Exposure to retail supermarket customer product management systems
  • Experience with nutritional management systems (e.g. Foodworks or similar) other ideal but not critical

What PFD is Offering the Successful Candidate

We are offering competitive remuneration, superannuation and other staff benefits (such as discounts on staff purchases, discounted accommodation, health insurance and banking). 

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply now link below

As part of our recruitment process, you will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment (including a drug and alcohol test).

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

PFD Food Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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