Food Scientist

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 08/02/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 191.19AMR Pay Rate: 85,000

Food Scientist

Reports directly to the Vice President of Technical Services and includes, but is not limited to these accountabilities:

  • Formulator of ingredient functional systems for tortillas and potentially other baked goods
  • Testing developed formulations using the tortilla equipment in the innovation center
  • Provide technical support for customers, working directly with the sales team, to trouble shoot formulations and processes
  • Stay up to date with developments in the Tortilla industry and be constantly looking for new ingredient opportunities to differentiate company’s products from competitors
  • Write technical reports describing test results or reviews of quality evaluations
  • Work with two other PhD scientists developing unique customer solutions
  • Be part of a team of that includes R&D, Quality and Production
  • Evaluate, with the QA team, customer complaints

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  191.19AMR


  • MS or PhD preferred in Food or Bakery Science
  • BS in Food or Bakery Science required with at least 5 years of industrial experience, specifically in tortillas or bakery product development
  • Experience developing formulas for tortillas or bakery products
  • Resourceful problem solver who takes the initiative in addressing challenging issues
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and as a team member, who is approachable and personable
  • Excellent time management skills, adept at managing multiple priorities

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at

JO:  191.19AMR


Mary Rigas
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.

Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.

I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider.  We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.

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