Food Scientist (Tortilla Innovation Center)

Our client is a multifaceted company with over a quarter of a century history and rich tradition in the food ingredients industry. They are a multi-dimensional manufacturing enterprise dealing in proprietary, value-added food blends and a widely diverse range of ingredients. They seek a Bakery/Food Scientist in their Los Angeles area R&D center.


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 our client’s products from competitors.
  • Write technical reports describing test results or reviews of quality evaluations.
  • Work with two other 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.


  • BS or MS 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 a plus
  • 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.

All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.

For more information contact Moira McGrath at (954) 428-3888 or