Aug 13, 2019

Food Technologist

  • Ingredion
  • Singapore
Full time Research & Development

Job Description

Product Application

Work on various application works in the laboratory and pilot plant. This encompasses design of experiment, recipe development, process studies, troubleshooting, process optimization and trials with external customers. Strong collaboration with other functional teams is required to achieve the optimum value.


Technical Support

Provide in-depth technical solutions in ingredient, formulation, processing procedure and process optimization to go-to-market teams and external customers. Assist in seminar and technical training for internal and external customers. Attend to pilot / production trial at customer’s premises.


New Product Development

Support innovation in development of new ideas, new products or new product platforms through ideation sessions, literature searches and bench-top experimentation, along with ability to communicate the concept effectively. Evaluate experimental samples in applications and work closely with the respective Innovation and Marketing team to develop robust value propositions for new product launch.



Keep up to date on information on food trends and technology. Interact with global technology team to exchange key learning, information and best practices. Have clear understanding of customer’s and market requirements.



Participate actively in safety programs on-site. Play an active role in promoting continuous improvement in the safety culture within the company.


Laboratory management

Ensure proper housekeeping of the ingredients, appliances, equipment and food samples required for the projects. Conduct scheduled maintenance of assigned laboratory / pilot plant equipment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science / Technology.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a research and development role across various food applications is preferred.
  • Good project management skills, good communication skills, analytical, methodological, ability to multi-task, results oriented.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Fluent in English and preferably another Asian language.
  • Ability to travel, up to 20%.


Desired behavior,  personal attributes,(Success Drivers And  Competencies):

  • Result oriented.
  • Analytical, methodological.
  • Detailed, extremely well organized.
  • Have creative and refreshing ideas.
  • Good team player.
  • Strong networking skills.
  • Well-articulated with good written skills.
  • Able to multitask.
  • Able to handle pressure.
  • Independent.
  • Broad language skills – English and 1 other Asian language (preferably Chinese / Japanese / Korean).
  • Strong presentation skills.

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