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Research 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

  • 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 ingredients
  • 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 R&D
  • 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 labeling
  • Regulatory compliance experience or knowledge
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • Excellent attention to detail and documentation skills
  • Ability to follow established procedures
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent problem solving, time management and acute sensory skills.

Physical Requirements

  • 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 pounds.
  • 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • McMinnville, OR 97128

Required experience:

  • Research and Development -Food related: 4 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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