Come join the
Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an
independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest
values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural
over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re
taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.
What does real food
mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent
and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is
important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to
quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision,
contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and
good, honest values.
What you will do:
R&D Scientist plays a key role in Tillamook’s branded retail
business, where innovation is required for competitive growth and
sales. This innovation is driven by technological advancement,
research, continuous improvement, quality improvement, cost savings,
applications, and sales support. The R&D Scientist plays a
central role in the Tillamook branded innovation process, acting as a
steward of CI, quality, and cost savings projects, managing and conducting
technical research, interfacing with 3rd party researchers and
universities, developing products for the Tillamook brand, and traveling to
plant trials and co-manufacturers. Through these key competencies the
R&D scientist will ensure continued and enhanced performance and
ideation of the Tillamook retail branded business.
Here’s a day in the
Research and ideation related to new technologies which
could offer competitive advantage.
robust statistical industrial experiments with defined outcomes and success
and perform scale up trials to transition from ideation through feasibility
and to commercialization.
represent, and submit feasibility and project charters. Interface with
executives to defend project designs and success criteria.
projects across a cross functional team of Operations, Engineering,
R&D, Quality, Marketing and Sales teams. These projects could be
related to CI, Quality Improvement, and Novel Technology.
with university and private research firms. Engage in relationships which
allow Tillamook to lead instead of follow industry research direction. Form
and lead consortiums dedicated to precompetitive research in areas that
benefit our branded business.
professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;
reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks;
benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; and participating in professional
and review documents to protect Tillamook including issues relating to
patents, Contracts, nondisclosure agreements, and purchase agreements.
Skills you’ll need:
Masters, or PhD in Food Science or related field
+ 4 years’ experience in dairy ingredient field
+3 years’ experience in dairy ingredient field
+ 2 years’ experience in dairy ingredient field
dairy/cheese/fermentation dairy background is preferred.
extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite and be extremely
comfortable with technology. Must have varied experience including
dairy manufacture, research, & laboratory analytics. Experience
with customers in applications capacities, or experience traveling with
sales teams as a technical expert are preferred. Must be personable
and able to interact at all levels of the organization.
Oregon Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
Administration : Individual
work space, desk and computer. May not be temperature controlled, could
have loud background noises. May include entering production facility
and walking on uneven, slippery surfaces and encountering forklift traffic.
Requires sitting majority of shift; can include standing and walking to
accomplish tasks. May require stooping, bending and crouching to file,
retrieve supplies. Occasional lifting of 25 pounds.
Production: Space can be crowded
with manufacturing equipment. Must remain aware of forklift
traffic. Noisy; some areas can be dusty. May encounter extremes
in temperature. Requires sitting most of shift, occasionally walking
on uneven, slippery surfaces. Duties may include lifting up to 80-100
pounds and maneuvering heavy equipment and/or parts.
benefit and reward programs:
We believe in offering
extremely high-level, comprehensive benefit programs to our employees. For
more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.
position; based out of our Tillamook, Oregon Location. Wage is salary
County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace.
TCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by
federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals
based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national
origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with
disabilities. Moreover, TCCA abides by federal and state laws requiring
TCCA to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment
individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.