Sr. Food Technologist

Location: Chatsworth, CA (In Person)

Job Description: 

We are currently looking for an experienced Sr. Food Technologist who specializes in a wide variety of Chinese pastries including dumplings, buns, potstickers, spring rolls, etc to join our company.  The incumbent will create or renovate the recipes and work closely with the Director of Operations to formulate recipes, commercialize products up to manufacturing standards to support the company's business initiatives. 


  • Team up with Director of Operations to make sample products in the test kitchen
  • Participate in brainstorming with Sales & Marketing team to support development initiatives, including reformulation and new product development
  • Arrange sample tasting for new and existing products on a regular basis.  Collect feedback and suggestions for further modification if needed
  • Test out raw materials and ingredients and provide the buyer with instant feedback
  • Work with the R&D Manager to prepare product specifications, formulas, technical reports and test run plans 
  • Support QA to ensure product and packaging in accordance to design quality and to conduct troubleshooting on raw materials, final product and process if needed.
  • Support Production to ensure production procedures meet the required technical requirements
  • Keep update of market developments and industry trends to lead the industry
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Food Engineering and other related field is required
  • Min 5 years experience in R&D environment preferably in the USDA frozen food manufacturing industry. Previous recipe renovation and/or development experience preferred
  • Familiar with the techniques of making Chinese pastries including but not limited to dim sum, dumplings, buns, potstickers, and spring rolls
  • Broad understanding of raw materials and ingredients in the local market
  • Knowledge of food and safety regulations including USDA, FDA, CFR, etc.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team, and work under pressure


Synear is an "at-will", equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40 or over), disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.

Synear will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of this Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Back Up: R&D Manager- Food Service or R&D Manager- Retail

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $66,560.00 - $79,400.00 per year

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