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Food Technologist

  • VIC - Metro, VIC, Australia
  • Full time
  • Located in Bayswater
  • Full-time position
  • Excellent remuneration, team support + employee benefits!

The Role:

Within our Product and Process Development team at our National Office in Bayswater, your role will encompass all aspects of new product development as well as existing product and process improvements.

This position will suit someone looking for their next challenge in product development. We are seeking a team player and a self-starter to hit the ground running! Ongoing training, development and support will be provided to ensure you are able to reach your full potential.

The duties will include:

  • Work on product and process development projects
  • Assist with compiling customer submissions
  • Develop specifications and work instructions on PFD and customer databases
  • Liaise with Internal and external stakeholders such as customers and suppliers for project requirements
  • Conduct risk assessments on new suppliers and raw materials identified by NPD team 
  • Provide back up support for team on labelling system maintenance
  • Maintenance of current raw materials and managing information in Foodworks database.
  • Troubleshooting / problem solving and looking for creative solutions.
  • Liaising with key material, packaging suppliers and customers.
  • Formulation and development of financially feasible concepts

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:

  • Good team fit / team player – we are a small team and we need to get on and work well together
  • Be able to work in a fast paced challenging environment
  • Self starting
  • Able to work autonomously on projects with minimal supervision
  • High level attention to detail
  • Creative / innovative / culinary –passionate about food
  • Critical thinking / problem solving – solution and continuous improvement focus


  • Tertiary qualifications in Process Engineering or Food Technology
  • Minimum 2 years experience in FMCG food processing industry, ideally high risk/high care products although not essential
  • Exposure to retail supermarket customer product management systems
  • Experience in using Foodworks would also be highly regarded

What PFD is Offering the Successful Candidate

We are offering competitive remuneration, superannuation and other staff benefits (such as discounts on staff purchases, discounted accommodation, health insurance and banking).

Please submit your application (cover letter and resume) via the apply now link below

As part of our recruitment process, do you agree to undertake employment checks? These checks may include a medical assessment (including a drug and alcohol test), National Police History Check, Working With Children/Vulnerable Groups Check, Licence Validation/Demerit Point Check.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

PFD Food Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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