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Safeway, Inc.

Food Technologist II

Safeway, Inc. - Dublin, CA

Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300 stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Corporate Own Brands Product Development Department has an opening for a Food Technologist II. This position is located in Dublin, California.

Position Purpose:

Technical support for all food product development activities. High emphasis on documentation, record keeping, reporting, sample storage, and sample demonstration preparation. Function allows staff to focus on strategic work.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• New Product Development Projects - Assist Product Development Managers by managing documentation and new food product demonstrations across multiple categories. Receive, log, and store food product sample submissions. Create and distribute demonstration reports to functional team.

• Manufacturing Specifications - Communicate with material suppliers to obtain specifications and convert them to Safeway manufacturing format. Collaborate with Strategic Sourcing to manage flow of information. Draft new manufacturing specifications in Safeway specifications database. Route specifications for approval.

• Finished Product Specifications - Draft new finished product specifications in Safeway specifications database, including NLEA and ingredient statements, based on input from Product Development Managers and Strategic Sourcing. Route specifications for approval.

• Nutritional Database - Acquire nutrition information from Safeway plants and Suppliers (ingredient and finished goods) and enter data into Genesis (nutritional database program).

• Specifications Database - Assist Product Development Managers by managing and updating product files in SpecConnect (specification database system).

Qualifications:

• Degree in Food Science, Chemical Engineering or a similar discipline preferred.

• Experience 3 to 6 years plus the education listed above.

• Thorough knowledge of food manufacturing equipment and food preparation.

• Thorough understanding of food Safety and microbiology.

• Thorough understanding of ingredient functionality and product formulations.

• Working knowledge of packaging technology to evaluate adequacy of packaging.

• Working knowledge of food labeling regulations.

• Working knowledge of sensory evaluation procedures

• Excellent time management skills, sense of urgency and desire to complete all assignments on a timely basis.

• Ability to shift priorities.

• Able to operate simple chemical and analytical tools and laboratory equipment (refractometer, pH meter, simple titrations, and various measuring devices.)

• Working knowledge of web based applications, Microsoft Office, and Genesis nutritional database software.

• Keen interest in food product development.

Travel:

• Less than 15%

Respond to: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting www.careersatsafeway.com.

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons-Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons-Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace – all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.

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Food Technologist II Safeway, Inc. - Dublin, CA, United States

   

Location: Dublin, CA

Company Profile:
In 1915, M.B. Skaggs, an ambitious young man in the small Idaho town of American Falls, purchased a tiny grocery store from his father. M.B.'s business strategy, to give his customers value and to expand by keeping a narrow profit margin, proved spectacularly successful. By 1926 he was opening 428 Skaggs stores in 10 states. M.B. almost doubled the size of his business that year when he merged his company with 322 Safeway (formerly Selig) stores and incorporated as Safeway, Inc. Two years later M.B. listed Safeway on the New York Stock Exchange. M.B. did not let the difficulties of the Great Depression dilute his pioneering focus on value for customers. In the 1930s Safeway introduced produce pricing by the pound, adding “sell by” dates on perishables to assure freshness, nutritional labeling, even some of the first parking lots.