Sr. Scientist, Branded
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
R&D Sr. Scientist, Branded 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 Sr. 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. The R&D Sr. Scientist provides
statistical information for product development by identifying testing
methods and samples for Tillamook branded products. Collaboration with
internal and external development groups on the appropriate experimental
design for formulation that reduces experimental time that enhances
discovery reliability and data driven results. Project examples include
designing and leading R&D Technologists in technically complex projects
to demonstrate Technical Readiness for commercialization and testing
verification for shelf life forecasting. Through these key competencies the
R&D Sr. Scientist will ensure continued and enhanced performance and
ideation of the Tillamook retail branded business.
Here’s a day in
Research and ideation related to new technologies which
could offer competitive advantage.
and leading R&D Technologists in technically complex projects to
demonstrate Technical Readiness for commercialization and testing
verification for shelf life forecasting.
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.
effectively written and oral. Present statistical information and ideas to
cross functional teams.
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.
Masters, or PhD in Food Science or related field
8 years’ experience in dairy ingredient field
years’ experience in dairy ingredient field
PhD + 3
years’ experience in dairy ingredient field
dairy/cheese/fermentation dairy background is preferred.
varied experience including dairy manufacture, research, & laboratory
successful candidate will have previous experience with leading technical
teams, managing statistical processes and procedures in a dairy foods
facility and will show competence in the following: Microsoft Office Suite,
Statistical Software, Manufacturing Methodology, Design of Experiments
(DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Project Management Procedures,
and Data Analysis.
/ Black Belt designations will be considered a plus.
personable and able to interact at all levels of the organization with
outstanding verbal, written and collaborative skills.
with Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Oregon Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
: 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 DOE.
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.