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Food Technologist

Job description:
New Product Development: Develop new products from concept through to full industrialisation, providing technical assistance to production, quality and marketing teams.
Process Development: Design, document, commission and improve food processing operations, and food processing equipment.

Qualifications and competencies required:
A relevant tertiary qualification (for example):
B. Technology (Food),
B. Consumer & Applied Science,
Bachelor of Science (Food Science and Human Nutrition) .

Innovative, good communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, project management skills, familiarity with relevant food legislation, and familiarity with relevant systems and software.

Starting salary:
$45,000

Mid career salary:
$70,000

Career prospects:
Food technologists are currently in short supply in New Zealand, so job prospects are excellent.
Your career path can lead into R&D management, technical management, consumer research, marketing management, operations management, general management.

Typical companies to work for:
Cadbury
Delmaine
Fonterra
Frucor
Goodman Fielder
Griffins
Hansells
HawkinsWatts
Heinz Wattie's
Hellers
Nestle
Sealord
Tip Top Ice Cream


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