and Development Food Technologist
Betty Lou's Inc. - McMinnville, OR
Job Title: Food
Technologist Department: R&D Reports to: Research and Development Manager Position Overview
The R&D Technologist will support the commitment and continual
innovation to our customers Responsibilities
Have a strong sense of
purpose, works well with minimal supervision and is assertive in the
pursuit of quality and accuracy.
Organize and manage multiple
projects while meeting deadlines and communicating status.
Support formulators in
developing and optimizing products
Perform new product research
and formulation in partnership with formulators
Perform and manage sensory
evaluations on current products
Problem solve production or
finished product issues
Provide technical support for
sales, quality assurance and production
Keep current with government
regulations concerning ingredients and food labeling
Assist with the development
and updating of label information
Review new packaging for
accuracy and compliancy
Assist in procurement of new
Assist with updating
ingredient documentation as assigned
All other duties as assigned
BS in Food Science or related
field of study or 4+ years of relevant experience in food related
Must have good computer
skills including Microsoft Office and Genesis R&D SQL
Working knowledge of food
ingredients, interactions and nutritional levels
Working knowledge of product
experience or knowledge
Excellent written and oral
Ability to read, write and
speak English fluently
Excellent attention to detail
and documentation skills
Ability to follow established
Ability to work effectively
on a team.
Ability to successfully
manage multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent problem solving,
time management and acute sensory skills.
Ability to work in an office environment
and food laboratory with exposure to major allergens.
Ability to sit, stand and/or
walk for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours).
Ability to use hands to
digitally manipulate laboratory and office equipment, as well as
handle food products.
Ability to occasionally climb
or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
Ability to regularly lift and
/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
Ability to use distance
vision and have depth perception.
Ability to distinguish shades
of color to identify abnormalities and/or defects in food products.
Ability to taste, feel and
describe sensory aspects of food products.