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Food Scientist

Job Title
Food Scientist
Job ID

Food Technologist

Summary:  We are looking for a Food Technologist to join a tight knit collaborative team in the Pacific Northwest! This role is with a dairy manufacturer that continues to innovate within their category. The ideal candidate will have a few years in a technical food science role within food manufacturing behind them. Dairy is preferred but not mandatory. Please contact me if interested.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure consistent quality for existing products & support innovation
  • Assist in research & prototyping to develop new products from idea to commercialization
  • Research new ways to optimize existing products
  • Conduct analysis of research & shelf life processes
  • Drive approved product concepts w/plant trials to achieve product viability in a manufacturing environment
  • Apply expertise to troubleshoot problems with existing and new products
  • Prepare & administer sensory evaluation of prototypes & samples
  • Review ingredients, formulas, & specifications for label compliance
  • Train necessary front line staff & implement new methods
  • Manage shelf life evaluation projects to ensure that products meet consumer expectations
  • Design & implement finished product specifications, & ingredient lists
  • Participate in front end innovation work
  • Assist in weekly sensory panel meeting
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge/Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, or equivalent
  • 3+ years in food manufacturing; dairy AND/OR aseptic preferred  
  • History of laboratory experience, basic techniques & good lab practices
  • Past experience participating in plant trials
  • Experience evaluating technical documents
  • Ability to record, organize and analyze data
  • Ability to communicate is Spanish is a plus, not required
  • Knowledge of food safety systems
  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced changing environment with a good attitude
  • Must be able to work over time as needed
  • Occasional travel required



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