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Application Technologist, United States, Natural Ingredients N. America

Research and Development
005077 Requisition #



Knowledgeable food scientist based in Turlock, CA, responsible for product applications development, product shelf-life study, product improvement, technical support, and other R&D tasks in a fast-paced environment. This position will report to Director of Marketing & Innovation.


  • Plan and execute applications work independently or collaboratively to support business objectives

  • Conduct sensory/cost analysis for product development/renovation projects

  • Effectively contribute to the new product ideation by leading or participating in brainstorming

  • Solve problems and provide technical expertise to different functions of the business and support to customers as required

  • Work closely with other members of R&D and cross functional teams

  • Participate in new product pilot and production scale-up

  • Keep update on developments in related science, technology and Industry trends


  • Thorough understanding of nutrition, food chemistry, shelf life and sensory studies

  • Analytical instrument knowledge and product testing knowledge

  • General understanding of different food, beverage and ingredient products and processes

  • General understanding of other functions - Operations, QA, Sales, Marketing and Finance

  • Customer focus and understanding of product costs and business implications 

  • Ability to communicate thoroughly with analytical data and/or industry insight

  • Computer literacy – MS Word, Excel, Power Point, R&D and labeling Software e.g. Genesis 

  • Lift up to 30 pounds, Color vision for product development and evaluation purpose

  • Comfortable working in the laboratory, pilot plant and factory environment



  • Completed BS degree in Food Science or related field.

  • Minimum two years of industrial R&D experience, preferably in ingredients development and food applications development.




Sensient Natural Ingredients is a part of Sensient Technologies Corporation and is one of the largest producers of dehydrated onion and garlic products as well as chili powder, paprika, chili pepper and dehydrated vegetables. These ingredients are used in many of today's popular retailed and food services market segments. Sensient Natural Ingredients is located in Turlock, California. For more information, visit https://www.sensientnaturalingredients.com.



Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of value-added natural ingredients, colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.sensient.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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