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Food Technologist II - Gig Harbor, WA




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Metagenics is a global lifestyle medicine company, offering products and programs exclusively to health care practitioners. For over 30 years, we have been driven by a scientific concept: How the right nutrition can help people realize their best health possible. We don't compromise on safety, efficacy, or quality - to make sure that we deliver the best results possible. Time after time. Bottle after bottle. We carefully monitor all products to assure purity and safety, from formulation and ingredient selection all the way to the final product. We offer more educational support for health care professionals than anyone else in our field - keeping them in touch with the latest research and nutritional approaches to help manage today’s most common illnesses. Metagenics is dedicated to helping people live a happier, healthier life by realizing their genetic potential. 


Job Summary:

This position is responsible for prototype and pilot preparation and formula creation, including flavor, cost, nutritional evaluation, and conducting sensory panels.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform bench preparation of prototypes and pilots with minimal supervision.
  • Make adjustments to formulas in Excel and on the bench and evaluate impact to product cost.
  • Perform double check of R&D formulas.
  • Conduct sensory evaluations.
  • Set up shelf life evaluations.
  • Ensure raw materials meet Metagenics specifications.
  • Communicate with suppliers regarding projects.
  • Evaluate product label claims and make recommendations to Product Development management.
  • Acts as Product Development point person for Product Requests for the Clinic.
  • Access information in Metagenics Inventory System (Finesse) on an as needed basis.
  • Competently access information in Genesis nutritional software.
  • Communicate with Purchasing, QC and Manufacturing regarding specific issues as directed by upper Product Development management.
  • Some direct communication with Marketing category managers regarding formula details.
  • Order lab supplies; support general laboratory upkeep and organization. Solicits lab equipment information from Manufacturers
  • Receive and log incoming and outgoing samples 

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the accounts receivable manager.

Contacts and Relationships:
  • Internal- Manufacturing, QA/QC, Purchasing, Marketing
  • External- Suppliers
  • Accountability:
  • Directly to the Manager of Product Development
Qualifications and Guidelines:


  • Bachelors Degree in Food Science or related field
  • 2-4 years experience.
Knowledge Of:
  • Formulation knowledge.
  • Experience performing flavor and product improvements on the bench.
  • Experience conducting sensory panels
  • Experience preparing bench prototypes.
  • Experience with nutritional powder formulations
  • Familiarity with Nutritional Bars, Probiotics, Softgels, Liquids, RTD’s and/or Infant Nutrition formulations is a plus
  • Competency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Access, and Genesis R&D.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to handle various tasks and projects simultaneously and deliver promptly to timelines.
  • Ability to meet flavor work and prototypes deadlines.



Metagenics, and its companies are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment. Metagenics takes affirmative action in support of this policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, disabled, and veterans.




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