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Food Scientist
Nutrient Foods - Reno, NV



Nutrient Foods, a Reno, NV based company, has an immediate opening for a Food Scientist.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing product development projects from formulation through scale up and start up;
  • Managing prototype development and/or production of trial samples, scientific review and specification of raw materials;
  • Leading plant trials and new product start-ups collaboratively;
  • Identifying areas of cost optimization through better raw material procurement, ingredient substitutions, or processing efficiencies;
  • Searching for new ingredients and technologies for effective development;
  • Working with innovation on cost and packaging reduction, and improving quality;
  • Participating with product presentations both in-house and off-site as requested;
  • Managing product development projects involving liquid-to-solid ratios, scale-up, yields, ingredient hydration, viscosity and shelf life;
  • Keeping current on new ingredients, processes and equipment through trade journals, professional meetings, food shows and meetings with technical representatives.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • BS in Food Science, Culinary Nutrition or related field. MS preferred;
  • At least 5 years’ experience with product development; or product management;
  • At least one year of development experience with products which require both formulation and process to create;
  • Exposure to a wide variety of equipment, kitchen set-up, cooking techniques and operator execution; or in-depth knowledge of key applicable equipment or processes;
  • Display exceptional competence over a sustained period as evidenced by specific technical accomplishments;
  • Self-Motivated by problem solving and inherent curiosity to understand how things work.
  • Understanding of food industry standards of quality and foods safety and USDA/FDA regulations.
  • Exhibit leadership and proactive attitudes in approaching solutions to business market issues.
  • Demonstrate ability to propose and persuade new research direction to address business and market issues.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to handle complex assignments on aggressive timing
  • Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication
  • Executional excellence, personal leadership and customer focus.
  • Ability to learn new products and processes quickly
  • Proficiency with computer systems

Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Nutrient Foods, LLC is the scientific foundation behind a new generation of healthy, nutrient rich food products. Our foods contain the essential nutrients that humans need on a daily basis to grow, to live, and to heal. All this with meals that are easy to prepare and taste great.

Nutrient Foods is an EOE

Required experience:

  • Food Science : 5 years

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