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Research and Development Technician II - Preston, WA

Job Details





Full Time


4 Year Degree



Responsible for supporting the Research and Development Department by conducting research for contents and processing, performing bench top applications, coordinating document control of formulae, ingredients, certificates and specifications, conducting analyses of competitorsí products.


Essential Functions

  • Leads formulation and flavor development work from concept to prototype development.
  • Ensure smooth transition of product from R&D process to commercialization.
  • Support product launch by attending production runs for new products or product changes from batching to filling.
  • Supply standards for first production runs, approve batches and finish product and coordinate vendor support for launch. As well as, provide modifications to formulas and batching sheets as necessary.
  • Work closely with flavor houses in the development of new flavors and products and continually review existing flavors and products in search of improvement. As well as, obtain new.
  • Conduct shelf studies for all new products, reformulated products as well as existing beverages.
  • Develop, write, circulate and file Product Change Notices, as required.
  • Secure all Kosher, Organic, GMO free and other documents are needed.
  • Create and maintain detailed journals and documentation of ongoing and future projects.  Provide regular reviews on status of projects and expenses.
  • Supply vendors with materials (formulation base, bottles, caps, etc.), as needed.
  • Up-date, develop and/or create manuals and/or standards in areas where needed.  Continually review and evaluate standard documentation and improve and/or create were necessary.


Reports To:   R&D Manager

Supervises:    No direct reports



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, organizational, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prepare concise action plans and presentations.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.
  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Willingness and flexibility to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines.
  • Exhibit a professional, business like appearance and demeanor.
  • ESHA/Genesis nutritional software system knowledge desired but not required.

Education and Experience

  • Biology, Chemistry or Food Science degree required.
  • At least three years of experience in R&D function for a food business.


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