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Senior Food Technologist

Date: Feb 9, 2023

Location: Grand Prairie, TX, US, 75051

Company: GRUMA

This position applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, packaging, processing and utilization of foods to develop new food products.



  • Applies scientific and engineering principles in research, development, production technology, packaging, processing and utilization of foods to develop new food products.
  • Uses knowledge of management, production lines and manufacturing systems to test and develop new products.
  • Manages assigned customer accounts and projects in coordination with sales and marketing representatives to fulfill new product requests and product improvements according to growth plan.
  • Understands and interprets concepts and ideas accurately to design and develop products according to customer requirements and company manufacturing capabilities, including design of new product profiles, formulations, and testing schedules, prototype development, and verification of final prototype performance in all company plants.
  • Implements new products at the plant level following good manufacturing practices and company manufacturing guidelines and requirements.
  • Trains personnel, develops quality assurance specifications, and develops technical information for customers.
  • Conducts technical meetings with customers’ and Research and Development department during product development and following product launch.
  • Provides technical assistance and technical training to customers on existing and new products, shares technical information about products, characteristics, handling and utilization.
  • Coordinates trial productions with the production plants, runs tests, prepares and sends samples of new products to internal or external customers.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of experimental trials and outcomes to facilitate scale up and product transfer to manufacturing.
  • Designs and conducts shelf-life studies, including product and package performance under various conditions and makes recommendations for appropriate adjustments in product and/or package.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Master’s degree in Food Science or related field, plus 3 years of baking or cereal industry research and development experience, or alternatively, Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, or related

field, plus 5 years of baking or cereal industry research and development experience. *Any equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered for the above.

  • Experience or knowledge in commodities economics and cost evaluation.
  • Experience in and a solid record of accomplishment, demonstrated by products/process/experimental
  • Excellent technical writing and computer skills.
  • Ability to plan and execute experimental design to achieve desired research objectives.
  • Knowledge or experience of baking or cereal processing.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve project goals.
  • Project management knowledge and application.
  • Capability to lead multiple projects with a cross functional team,
  • Ability to set clear goals, evaluate and prioritize while being accountable.
  • Ability to interact directly with customers, the ability to manage customer’s expectations and provide solutions.



Mission Foods is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in all phases of employment in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with Mission Foods depends solely on your qualifications.  Mission Foods is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail or call 972.232.5200 to let us know the nature of your request.



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