Food Technologist

Rival Foods delivers truly unique plant-based food products using state-of-the-art knowledge, ingredients and machinery. Expanding our knowledge base of food structuring processes is elementary to our production and development processes. As food process engineer you investigate fundamental relations between ingredients and processing parameters to obtain desired outcomes together with our product development team. Also you will be responsible for setting up our pilot-scale production process and quality assurance & control.

Your profile:

  • Educational background in food process engineering or equivalent (HBO or University)
  • (Basic) knowledge of plant protein functionality
  • (Basic) knowledge of food structuring (or production) processes
  • Interested in alternative protein products
  • Future ambition in food process engineering / food technology
  • Eager to learn
  • Taking on initiative and responsibilities
  • Enjoy working in a well functioning team
  • Willing to be part of a dynamic start-up environment

Your position at Rival Foods:

  • Develop our flagship product by using state of the art technology:
    • Defining product development goals in terms of texture, taste and juiciness
    • Investigating various formulations and ingredients to achieve these goals
    • Optimize process conditions on quality and cost
  • Evaluate half fabricates and end products
  • Assist in product evaluation sessions with external partners (chefs, food professionals)
  • Investigate novel ingredients for the next generation plant-based meats
  • Set-up food-grade production plans and protocols
  • Set-up product quality system
  • Scale production from laboratory scale towards pilot scale
    • Design the production process
    • Implement production process in pilot factory

You also get to:

  • Work in a dynamic start-up company
  • Be part of a young, ambitious team of intrinsically motivated professionals
  • Work on processes and products that make a positive impact on the food supply chain
  • Introduce new products in the dynamic alternative protein market
  • Develop your network in the alternative protein industry
  • Contribute significantly to company growth and team spirit

Working at Rival Foods

Rival Foods is a young company in a rapid growth phase. This delivers an exciting combination of high ambitions, positivity and amazing achievements. Our team consists of young and ambitious people that want to make a positive impact in our current food system by putting our knowledge and technology to good use. We work hard, the circumstances may not always be optimal, but we make sure to enjoy what we are doing. We believe that our technology can make a difference, but only when powered by the best team!

Practical aspects:

  • The position is available per April 2020
  • Location is next to train station in Ede (GLD), the Netherlands
november 14, 2016