Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Twenty four years combined valuable experience in Product Development and Quality Control. Able to work independently and support the overall objectives of a Development team. Results oriented and able to handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others. Familiar with specialized laboratory equipments such as Microthermics, Refractometer, Vitamin C Analyzer Strong computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Senior food Technologist, 01/2000 to 11/2012
Foster FarmsModesto, CA,
  • Manage product development and provide technical support for new, improved or concept beverage products such as Kerns Nectar, Juicy Juice, Aguas Frescas, Coffeemate Liquid.
  • Manage all pending projects in development, tracking progress in formulations and work closely with flavor houses to ensure they are on track to meet the project goal.
  • Develop new products for beverage projects and improve existing products, ingredients and processes.
  • Initiate and conduct product cuttings, including blind tastings, tasting notes and provide feedback to technical service managers and flavor houses.
  • Coordinate and execute product development and attend commercialization activities including pilot plant test, factory test work and initial product scale up activities.
  • Provide maintenance support for existing products by reviewing recipe changes, new ingredient/vendor technical approval, managing start-ups and evaluating products..
  • Manage shelf-life studies for new or improved products or current products made on new equipment or processes.
  • Record, consolidate and maintain extensive file of technical information for ingredients and finished product.
  • Develop and maintain standard lab documentation including SOPs, calibration schedules and material management.
  • Proficient with the use of Microthermics HTST machine, general lab testing and equipment Provide new raw material specifications and required documentation to Regulatory and Quality Management.
Food Technologist, 1998 to 2000
Aktiebolaget ElectroluxAnderson, SC,
  • Manage product development bench top activities to quickly meet internal and external customer request.
  • Provides support to the purchasing group for raw material supply issues on cost reduction projects by approving new suppliers/ or new raw materials.
  • Coordinate, schedule and attend plant trials and initial commercialization run.
  • Maintain the Beverage Laboratory following standard lab practices.
  • Update and issue the Technical sections of the Contract Manufacturing Product Manuals for the Juice Business.
  • Research competitive products comparing costs, ingredients and nutritional data.
Product Development Technician, 01/1997 to 01/1998
Cresco LabsCarpinteria, CA,
  • Managed product development bench top activities to quickly meet customer request.
  • Responsible for sourcing of ingredients and costing of formulations for retail, industrial and food service projects Responsible for preparing lab and pilot scale batches, participated in production test and plant start.
  • Conducted sensory and related product test (bake test, water activity, ph, brix, Titratable Acidity, and Bostwick consitometer.
  • Input new formulas in computer, made additions or revisions of existing formula in computer.
  • Developed formulas to aid in the transition of gold standard to manufacturing.
Food Technologist/Quality Control Technician, 01/1990 to 01/1997
Callaway Golf CoRoanoke, TX,
  • Responsibilities include new product development, product reformulation and sourcing of ingredients.
  • Performed organoleptic evaluation on developed formulations and shelf-life studies on previous projects.
  • As a Quality Control Technician, received and released raw materials to be used in production.
  • Performed sensory and analytical evaluation, in process and finished products.
Quality Assurance Inspector, 01/1988 to 01/1990
Ready Pac ProduceCity, STATE,
  • Performed raw and finished product inspection, retail line inspection, organoleptic evaluation, and shelf-life studies of finished products, raw and finished product rejections on line chlorine check, temperature and processing treatment check, packaging and labeling control.
  • Performed analytical and sensory value score evaluation for selected finished products.
  • Documentation of quality control daily summary report.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science Degree: Food Technology, Expected in
Philippine Women's University - ,
Food Technology
Graduate: Food Science, Expected in
Philippine Women's University - ,
Food Science
Professional Affiliations
Institute of Food Technologist (IFT), Professional Member Southern California Institute of Food Technologist (SCIFT), member
calibration, competitive, concept, cost reduction, costing, Documentation, inspection, lab testing, notes, managing, materials, new product development, packaging, processes, product development, progress, purchasing, Quality Management, Quality Control, Research, retail, technical support, Technician

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