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RD - Research Technologist


Portland, OR



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We Have Something Special Inside, Do You?


Are you looking to join a growing global leader in a category experiencing explosive growth? Do you have a passion for driving rapid product innovation? Then The Dannon Company, Inc. is the place for you!

We seek innovative Research Technologists that can think outside the box, want to bring a strategic partnership to the business, will leverage global R&D best practices, and want to work for a fast paced and growing company. The Research Technologist will support the Product Developers and Associate Product Developers on innovation, productivity, and renovation projects. This position will be based out of our Dannon/Yocream office in Portland OR.


In this role you will be accountable for:


*       Support product developers in the launch and implementation of new product and product improvements in the plant.

*       Data and product collection, data treatment, analysis, and recommendation.

*       Participate or lead industrialization and plant tests; record process and product parameters, data collection and treat with statistical means, report observations and recommend next steps.

*       Coordinate logistics for raw materials and sample delivery/acquisition.

*       Participate in consumer test design and follow up at the YC shop

*       Conducts shelf live testing

*       Understands how to use soft serve machines and bench top homogenizer

*       Works closely with Quality Assurance and Production Employees


The ideal candidate will have:


*       Bachelorís Degree in Food Science

*       Desire and ability to understand yogurt/pasteurizing and flavoring lines

*       Must be proactive and have strong logic skills

*       Ability to lift and carry loads up to 50 lbs.

*       Manual dexterity, desire and ability to perform benchwork, taste product and perform various analyses

*       Ability to work flexible hours, and travel on occasion  (mainly to US plants)

*       Desire and ability to understand the principles and application of Yogurt science and ingredient interaction with process

*       Strong Computer skills (MS Office)

*       Organizational skills

*       Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team setting

*       Ability to communicate effectively throughout the organization

*       Second language (French or Spanish) preferred

*       Ability to ensure project follow up with R&D project management tools. Genesis, Live Link, New Scarlett



About us:


The Dannon Company is a division of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful healthy food companies in the world with leading positions in four businesses: fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Danoneís mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.


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The Dannon Company, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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