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Niagara Bottling LLC Food Technologist - (In Dallas, TX or Surrounding) in Diamond Bar, California

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.

  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.

  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Food Technologist - (In Dallas, TX or Surrounding)

This role will mainly support Niagara's Dallas and Temple Plants. You will need to reside in the Dallas, TX or surrounding areas, within 1-2hrs by car.

The Food Technologist is responsible to provide technical support during all phases of Niagara commissioning process at the manufacturing location(s). The incumbent will be the conduit between Beverage Development and Manufacturing team. They will be required to work with different cross functional teams, including but not limited to: Operations, Corporate and Plant Engineering, Quality, Procurement, and Batching Operation team while supporting new line start up, new product trial and start up, as well as trouble shooting any issues related to Beverage Development at the manufacturing sites.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the technical expert during the commissioning of new formulas, leveraging in-depth knowledge of ingredient functionalities, formulations, and processes. Apply troubleshooting skills to ensure successful commissioning.

  • Collaborate closely with Quality Assurance (QA), Batching Operations, and Manufacturing teams to conduct line trials for new formulations, ensuring manufacturing feasibilities are verified.

  • Take responsibility for supporting manufacturing operations to meet business plans and drive continuous efficiency and productivity improvements.

  • Facilitate streamlined communication between Beverage Development, Product Development, Supply Chain, Procurement, QA, and Operations. Maintain strong rapport with cross-functional teams, ensuring awareness of key project milestones.

  • Create and maintain records of plant trial and start-up reports during the commissioning process. This includes processing parameters, batching records, finished product analytical results, primary and secondary packaging codes, and ingredient kits.

  • Assist in developing test design plans for plant trials and foster a culture of continuous improvement, striving for sustainable high standards in manufacturing and supply chain performance.

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Operations, QA, Procurement, and suppliers to identify opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings.

  • Act as the Beverage Development lead during new line commissioning and commercialization at different manufacturing locations.

  • Assume the role of formula technical lead during Beverage plant trials and commercialization.

  • Stay updated on new ingredients, technologies, and processes relevant to Niagara's product portfolios.

  • Support LEAN manufacturing principles, best practices, and annual improvement activities.

  • The ideal candidate will be based in the Dallas, TX, or surrounding area or may require up to 75% travel.

  • Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.

Qualifications

  • Required:

  • 0-2 year(s) – Food/ Beverage Product Development

  • 0-2 year(s) – Project Management

  • 0-2 year(s) – Food or Beverage manufacturing

  • Fluent with all MS Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

  • Preferred:

  • 2-4 years – Food/ beverage Development

  • 2-4 years – Project Management

  • 2-4 years – Food or beverage manufacturing

  • Knowledge of Oracle and Trace Gains supplier management system are a plus

    *experience may include a combination of work experience and education

Competencies

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams, fostering effective communication and synergy across various departments.

  • A robust understanding of ingredients and their functionalities within the beverage industry, coupled with a profound comprehension of product development processes and diverse manufacturing methods.

  • Demonstrated excellence in problem-solving, continuous improvement, and strategic thinking, showcasing the ability to navigate challenges with minimal guidance.

  • Proficient in managing fast-paced timelines, demonstrating the ability to prioritize tasks, allocate resources strategically, and meet key objectives in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ensuring efficient handling of responsibilities and projects.

  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, to facilitate clear and concise interaction with team members and stakeholders.

  • Detail-oriented approach, capable of working independently and with minimal supervision while maintaining a high level of accuracy and precision in tasks.

Education

  • Minimum Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related field

  • Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Food Science, Chemistry, or other science related field

This role will mainly support Niagara's Dallas and Temple Plants. You will need to reside in the Dallas, TX or surrounding areas, within 1-2hrs by car.

Typical Compensation Range

Pay Rate Type: Salary

$68,846.00 - $99,828.00 / Yearly

Benefits

https://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefits

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Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Niagara is a leading bottled water manufacturer in the U.S., supplying major retailers across the nation. With incredible growth over the past several years, the career possibilities at Niagara are endless!

Niagara’s culture is fast-paced, innovative and intensely collaborative. Our Team Members are passionate, driven and always find a way to get the job done. We work hard and play hard while staying true to our family atmosphere.

From competitive benefits and retirement options to educational reimbursements, ongoing training courses and exciting career advancement opportunities, at Niagara we truly take care of our Team Members.

We hope that you consider joining our Niagara family!

Niagara Bottling LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.