Sr. R&D Food
Technologist - Eugene, OR
Attune Foods, what matters most is what’s inside. That includes our caring
and dedicated employees. We believe if you use quality ingredients that are
consistently crafted by caring and talented team members, what results is
high quality organic and Non-GMO granolas, cereals and snacks that are
naturally delicious and nutritious. Attune Foods LLC, a subsidiary of Post
Holdings, Inc., is proudly located in the Pacific Northwest in beautiful
Eugene, Oregon. The Food Technologist is responsible for leading R&D
innovation and commercialization with an emphasis on supporting the
development of granola and innovative products beyond the current product
portfolio. The successful candidate will develop product formulas, processing
procedures, and raw material and finished good specifications for new
innovative products that extend the companies reach beyond current offerings
and establish points of difference with customers and consumers. The
Food Tech will also create lab prototypes, raw material, finished good
and processing specifications and production formulas.
The ideal candidate will also
have strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork, time management and
organizational skills, will be highly motivated, self-directed and accountable,
and will have the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff across
If you're looking for a
career in an exciting company poised for growth, as an active and
participating member of a cohesive and dynamic team, then this may be the
opportunity for you! Please apply online at http://attunecareers.com.
Job duties may include, but
are not limited to the following:
- Work with business leaders to identify
emerging trends and areas of opportunity for break through innovation.
Facilitate and foster the ideation of possible new products with an
emphasis on establishing points of difference versus competitors, high
nutrition/health/wellness, food safety/quality, creativity, and passion
- Plan, execute, and manage the
development of prototype products in lab from product development
concepts including but not limited to sourcing of new raw materials,
packaging materials and research into new product/process/packaging
technologies. Maintain stringent technical and experimental
- Formulate, recommend and execute
research programs for improvement and cost reduction of existing
products, the development of new products, processes and raw materials,
and development of new business applications for existing core
technologies. Consult with customers, sales and marketing, and
operations on new product requirements and provide updates via work
- Design and implement production test
plans and approve new products and processes. Coordinate production
tests with Operations and QA.
- Ensure all products meet internal
and external guidelines for nutrition, regulatory affairs, and food
- Conduct stability tests for all
new products and packaging confirming shelf life. Conduct research as
required to extend shelf life of new or existing products or test new
materials. Maintain all shelf life studies and documentation.
- Organize and facilitate needed
sensory evaluations and consumer taste panels. Utilize consumer insights
to improve product formulation.
- Provide oral and written progress
updates to stakeholders and business leaders. Must be able to clearly
articulate technical product information in a format that is
understandable to non-technical audiences.
Required Competencies & Knowledge:
- Clean, pure, simple ingredients
- Cereal category
- Consumer testing
- Consumer trends in ingredients
- Food safety, HACCP, and quality
regulations and programs
- Working knowledge of the Code of
- Project management
- Time management
- Planning and organizational
- Analytical and problem-solving
- Strong math, computer, basic scientific
and statistical skillsCreating, rapid
prototyping, development and commercialization of ideas
- Communicate effectively both
verbally and in writing.
- Work with cross-functional teams
- Work with a strong attention
towards detail, in observation and documentation
- Manage multiple projects
- Document investigations, testing
and lab procedures accurately
- Follow written and scientific
procedures and trouble shoot production problems within the context of
written guidelines or directives.
- Safely work in a variety of
environments including office, laboratory, and/or manufacturing plant
settings where occupational noise and other hazards may exist.
- MS Office Suite, Oracle, Access,
- BS Food Technology,
Biochemistry/Microbiology or related scientific field and/or minimum 5
years full time R&D work preferred but not required.
- Previous production, product
development and cooking experience beneficial.
- Previous experience in an
- An equivalent combination of
education and experience could be qualifying.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals
The contractor will not discharge or in
any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they
have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the
compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation
information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint
or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or
action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c)
consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.