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).
Nestle USAGlendale, CASenior food Technologist
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.
Nestle USA -On assignment Lab SupportGlendale, CAFood Technologist
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.
Knott's Berry Farm FoodsPlacentia, CAProduct Development Technician
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.
Bioglan Laboratories IncLaguna Hills, CAFood Technologist/Quality Control Technician
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.
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
Philippine Women's UniversityBachelor of Science Degree: Food TechnologyFood Technology