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Food Technologist

Snap Fresh is Australia’s leading manufacturer of readymade meals, delivering high quality bespoke solutions for local and global customers. Utilising industry-leading technology, we’re able to guarantee product quality, integrity, consistency and safety. Established in 2001 and based in Crestmead, south of Brisbane, Snap Fresh has the capacity to produce 20 million meals per year and services a diverse customer base, from the defence force and private sector, to airlines, hospitals, allied health care providers and assisted care facilities and home services.


The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity available for a full-time Food Technologist to join our Research & Development team in our Snap Fresh facility in Crestmead. Base salary for this role is $60,000 per annum.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing information from suppliers for raw material specifications.
  • Conduct bench and process trials to develop or improve potential products where required.
  • Assist R&D team in developing commercially sustainable, cost and process efficient recipes.
  • Project manage industrialisation of concept recipes, co-ordinate activities of transition of Chef’s recipes to a commercial product.
  • Implement and maintain new processes with training and partial management of key personnel.
  • Manage recipes, systems and processes for yield and cost management.
  • Ensure knowledge of regulatory or industry standards with respect to labelling and nutrition.

Selection Criteria:

  • Product development and commercialisation experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in Food Technology or similar
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with experience in producing and tabling reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Some experience with ERP systems – preferably QAD.
  • Evidence of successful team membership
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven project management, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work within strict time constraints
  • Dynamic, highly motivated and innovative

If you would like to apply for this role, please apply via


Please be sure to include a covering letter addressing the key criteria set out in the Job Advertisement shown here as the first page of your resume. 


We welcome applications from candidates across all states. The successful candidate is responsible for covering her / his own relocation expenses.


We thank all applicants in advance as only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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