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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 Brands
 Frucor
Goodman Fielder
Griffins
Hansells
HawkinsWatts
 Heinz Wattie's
 Hellers
 Nestle
 Sealord
 Tasti
 Tip Top Ice Cream

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

Address:
PO Box 5574, Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441,
NEW ZEALAND.

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