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R&D Technician - Nampa, ID




Job Title:             R&D Technician                                                           Reports to:         R&D Manager

Location:             Nampa, Idaho                                                              Updated:             6/21/15

Materne North America is a privately held company committed to offering families healthy and convenient snack solutions under its umbrella brand GoGo squeeZ Materne North America is a subsidiary of Groupe MOM, also the owner of the Pom Potes brand, the market leader in France for convenient snack pouches for families.  Since 1998, over 2 billion of Materne's innovative pouches have been sold around the world to share at breakfast, in lunchboxes, in cars, on the run, at games and always with a smile.

Materne North America is focused on being the market leader in providing solutions to help active families with fun, smart and innovative snacks in forms and tastes that kids love. Launched in 2008, GoGo squeeZ is the first squeezable, resealable, no-mess, 100% fruit, all-natural, no-sugar-added fruit-based snack for kids in the U.S. Today GoGo squeeZ is available at Whole Foods, Costco, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and most major Grocery stores as well as at leading convenience store chains including 7-11 and WaWa, in KFC ‘Lil Bucket Kids Meals, and at high altitudes on Alaska Airlines and JetBlue. GoGo squeeZ is also found online at and Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Job Summary:

As the R&D Technician located at our Nampa, ID facility you will be responsible for supporting the R&D Project Leader / Manager in the creation and optimization of recipes, processes, trials, and analysis on raw materials and finished products. You will also be responsible for insuring best practices and maintaining the R&D Laboratory. 

Job Duties:

  • Assist R&D Project Leader / Manager in the development of new recipes/process and the adaptation of existing product and equipment
  • Maintain R&D documents and electronic files
  • Communicate with marketing team in regards to labeling compliance, and sample shipment for tasting and consumer testing
  • Ensure best practices in the R&D lab and maintain lab.
  • Other general tasks assigned by R&D Project Leader / Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science
  • 6 months experience in related food industry preferred


  • Knowledge of physic-chemical analysis.
  • Microsoft office proficiency.

Materne, North America offers a competitive compensation package which includes: Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, Life Insurance, including eligible spouses, domestic partners & children; Retirement & Savings Plans, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Materne, North America is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Employment is subject to verification of pre-employment drug-screening results and background investigation.


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