• R&D Technologist City of Industry
  • LEE KUM KEE in City of Industry, CA, United States
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  • 1 week ago

jobs description

Founded in 1888, Lee Kum Kee, a Hong Kong-based global food company, specializes in creating condiments and sauces that promote Chinese cuisine worldwide. With more than 200 products to choose from, Lee Kum Kee takes the mystery out of cooking authentic and delicious Asian foods in the comfort of your kitchen. Lee Kum Kee is committed to providing authentic and innovative condiments and sauces... featuring the highest quality ingredients. Armed with a unique management culture, stringent quality control, superb and innovative products, coupled with the century-long brand reputation, Lee Kum Kee has achieved unanimous recognition and won numerous prestigious awards.

Lee Kum Kee (USA) Inc., a division of Lee Kum Kee International Holdings Ltd., has its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Southern California with more than 300 employees. We are looking for the best and brightest talents to join our company and work together to bring the next level of success!


This position coordinates and executes product development activities related to formulation development, ingredients evaluation, pilot runs, label review, presentation within the organization and to customer, improvements on existing products. It also provides technical supports to other functions as needed. This position is with a fast-paced environment of changing priorities, multiple projects and short deadlines.


Develop new products according to the requirements of the Sales and Marketing function from concept development to commercialization; provide technical supports for customers, and other functions. This includes new products, line extensions, cost savings, alternate supplier and quality improvements. Identify, interpret and analyze correct data, provide detailed direction to development projects
• Formulation, establish manufacturing process, and financial aspects of ingredient cost
• Evaluate and approve new materials including functional tests with different functions; conduct risk assessments.
• Conduct shelf life studies, evaluate product stability and recommend product shelf life.
• Preparation of comprehensive process documentation to enable smooth commercialization and training of plant personnel, and meet internal and external audit requirement including regulatory compliance, label reviews, BOM specification, raw ingredients specification, product specification, shelf life, etc.
• Special assessments and duties from senior management.


To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. The physical demands and work environment are representative of the demands and environment in which this position must function.


Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in food science, biology, chemistry, or a related life science field; and a minimum of 3 years related product development in foods or consumer products ; and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of food and safety regulations is required (FDA, USDA, CFR (Code of Federal Regulation, Canadian Food Inspection regulation). Knowledge of process and package development, QA, project process management, financial hurdles, and strong PC skills are preferred.


Ideal candidate must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions. Draft memos and correspondence with ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ideal candidate must compute rates, ratios, and percentages and draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Be able to read and comprehend instruments, equipment manuals. Candidate must be able to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Professional certificate holder (National/California Code Certification), preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to stand; use hands or fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; walk, climb or balance; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The individual occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability is required, including close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust and stay focused.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The individual will handle and is exposed to allergenic and sensitive materials, such as soy, wheat, gluten, dairies, seafood, nuts, sulfites, etc.

It is Lee Kum Kee’s policy to seek and employ the most qualified persons in all jobs in a manner which will ensure equal employment opportunity as well as administer personnel actions in a manner as to not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
City of Industry CA USA


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