Senior Food Technologist(Downstream)

Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.

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Update day: 16-02-2024

Location: West

Category: Pharmaceutical / Chemical / Biotech


Salary: Negotiate

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Shiok Meats is looking for a Senior Food Technologist with prior experience in meat/seafood processing, for scale-up and process optimization of downstream processing. You will be an integral part of Shiok Meat’s growth and will help shape our long-term directions.


  • Full-time

  • Singapore

Required background:

  • Masters/Ph.D. in Biotechnology/Biological Sciences/Food Technology/Food Process Engineering (dual degree preferred)

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the food industry involved in food processing and manufacturing.

Preferred experience:

  • Experience in the seafood/meat processing sector is preferred.

  • Experience in beer/yoghurt/soy sauce manufacturing will be an advantage.

  • Experience in HACCP, FSSC 22000, and GMP practices followed in food manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead scale up and downstream processing of harvesting seafood meats and liquid byproducts.

  • Identify appropriate operating equipment and processing lines for downstream process.

  • Work with team to set up scale-up process by applying key knowledge in ingredient functionalities, formulas, and process of meats and by-products.

  • Contribute to the setup of downstream process for pilot plant/manufacturing plant.

  • Identify outside vendors and resources where appropriate and oversee external projects required to accomplish project goals.

  • Establish and enforce quality protocols to ensure food safety throughout the operation for downstream processing and scale-up.

  • Maintain all HACCP records to comply with state, local, and NSF codes.

  • Enforce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and provide required safety and GMP training in downstream processing.

  • Contribute to regulatory submissions and inspections as appropriate as a subject matter expert representing downstream process.

  • Rigorous documentation of experimental procedures and data.

  • Setup SOPs for processes to ensure proper steps are adhered to and standardized.

  • Work closely with bioprocess team to ensure smooth hand over of harvest where appropriate.

  • Communicate results and data in a timely and effective manner.

  • Provide guidance and supervise junior food technologists or interns.

  • Manage food lab, equipment and ordering of consumables and reagents.


  • Strongly motivated and believes in mission to bring crustacean meat to market.

  • Ability to think out of the box.

  • A passion to create new products that meet consumers’ needs.

  • Works well independently and in a team.

  • Self-starter, results oriented, and able to multi-task.

  • Must be forward-thinking and be able to lead and contribute to scientific/technical discussions.

  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • Able to independently learn, understand and execute novel/advanced techniques.

  • Strong time-management and organizational skills.

  • Have great attention to detail and ability to keep detailed written records in a lab notebook or batch record.

  • Have strong communication skills including verbal, written, and scientific data presentation to a variety of audiences.

  • Interest to lead an expanding team.

  • Able to work collaboratively within and outside of the group.

Due to a high volume of incoming applications, we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for interviews.

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Deadline: 01-04-2024

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