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Food Technologist

  • VIC - Metro, VIC, Australia
  • Full time
  • Located at our Fresh To Go Head Office in Bayswater
  • Full-time position working alongside a fantastic team
  • Great salary + ongoing training and development opportunities

PFD Fresh to Go (a division of PFD Food Services) is a national manufacturer of quality, short shelf life fresh foods. As a National Provider, our Manufacturing sites operate in six locations across Australia, ensuring we are positioned to service large national and state based customers.

The Role:

Join 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 role will suit someone with a few years experience in product development or food process engineering or you are a food technologist with a creative flair. Culinary experience will be highly regarded

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:

  • Self starter with a positive mindset
  • Good team fit / team player with the ability to work in a small team
  • Be able to work in a fast paced challenging environment
  • Flexibility – both in changing priorities and adapting to the needs of our customers and within the team itself
  • Customer focus and ability to manage the needs of the customer as well as the needs of the business
  • Able to work autonomously on projects with minimal supervision
  • Attention to detail necessary - you will be handling a number of documents managed, costings and information that gets generated both for internal and customer use
  • Creative / innovative / culinary – bring your passion for food!
  • Critical thinking / problem solving – solution and continuous improvement focus


  • Tertiary qualifications in Process Engineering or Food Technology
  • Min 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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