This is a great opportunity to use your
experience in Food Science or Labs and be at the forefront of nutritional
product development. You’ll use your technical skills to help create new
products and assist with formulations – which is a key component of our
Protein Research is a growing contract
manufacturing company for the nutritional industry nationwide; we work
exclusively with our clients to make powder drinks, energy bars, dietary
capsules and more. We are a family owned company and it shows in the way we
care about our employees.
This role reports to the R&D Manager
and the ability to work independently, be familiarity with lab techniques
and formulations/flavoring is essential. This position will also coordinate
with Sales, Product Development and Purchasing.
- Supports handling of review
process, testing and acceptance of all new raw materials based on
Certificate of Analysis (CofA) matching,
appearance and taste.
- Assists with the evaluation
of production samples and suggests solutions if problems arise with
- Coordinates with purchasing
to approve raw materials for new products and replacement of existing
- Coordinates with the
formulations and sales departments to assist in development and flavor
new products for powders, tablets and capsules.
- Conducts bulk density
testing, moisture, mesh size and other lab tests relating to the
creation of finished product specifications.
- Assists with powder product
pilots, tablet pilots and/or capsule pilots
- Assists with all fill tests
for powder end products, i.e. Bottle, Packets and Scoops.
- Assists with flavor systems
in formulas as necessary and provides Product Development with all
information on any new materials that need to be added to the formula
and set up in DBA.
- Assists with Finished Product
Specifications sheets for each new product and then passes on to
Quality department to finalize.
- Reviews stability after test
results are received on finished products and works along with Product
Development to prolong shelf life if needed.
- Follows GLP and uses the
designated lab book for continuous recording of every type of test or
data in regards to raw materials and/or finished products.
- Updates documents
consistently such as: the priority excel sheet on the share drive,
tracking all raw materials from R&D Applications department
ensuring that they follow the New Raw Material Qualification process.
- This position is required to
wear common protective and/or safety gear
- This position is exposed to
small particles, odors and allergens.
- Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in
related field or equivalent
- 5+ years related experience
or equivalent; experience in food/nutrition needed
- Experience with laboratory
environment, equipment and safety procedures
- Flavoring and formulations
experience a plus
- Ability to develop clear,
concise, and timely oral and written reports
- Commitment to excellence and
- Excellent written and oral
- Strong organizational,
problem-solving, and analytical skills
- Ability to manage priorities
- Versatility, flexibility, and
a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with
- Working knowledge of statistical
analysis of data, laboratory instrumentation and troubleshooting, and
- Acute attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
and as a member of various teams and committees
- Proficient on Microsoft Word,
Excel, Outlook and MRP Software, preferably DBA Manufacturing
- Working knowledge of
- Must be able to speak, read,
write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace
- Bilingual skills a plus.
We offer a modern work open door
environment and because of our nimble size, our team environment is
collaborative and friendly. We're located in close proximity to the
freeway, in sunny Livermore.
Our employees have generous benefits that
include 100% paid health care for employee only, and a large amount
subsidized for dependents. We also offer vacation and paid sick days,
annual bonuses based on company discretion, a paid 30 minute lunch, and a
Check us out at www.proteinresearch.com.
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Research and Development: 2
- Formulations: 2 years
- Flavorings: 2 years