and Development Formulator
Betty Lou's Inc. - McMinnville, OR
Job Title: R&D
Reports to: R&D
Work Hours: 7a.m.-4p.m.
The R&D Formulator will support the innovation and
continual improvement to our customers
Perform new product research
& development and facilitate product improvement projects.
Use creativity and innovation
to solve technical related problems.
Communicate with vendors and
clients on all technical related issues.
Partner with customers to
identify product formulation and application technical support
Provide technical expertise and
guidance to customers, sales and production.
Have a strong sense of purpose,
work will with minimal supervision and be assertive in the pursuit of
quality and accuracy
Support formulators in
developing and optimizing products
Assist formulators with new
product research as assigned
Responsible for scaling
ingredients and inventory documentation as needed for laboratory
Accurately and consistently
measure formula ingredients, mix test samples, cut package and ship
representative lab samples to clients
Perform sensory evaluations on
Effectively organize projects
while meeting deadlines and communicating status
All other duties as assigned
Bachelorís Degree in Food
Science, Nutrition or closely related field with at least 3 or more
years of Research and Development experience at a food processing
company with a natural/organic nutrition focus.
Must have good computer skills
including MS Word, Excel and Genesis R&D SQL.
Working knowledge of food
ingredients, interactions and nutritional levels.
Working knowledge of product
Excellent written and oral
Ability to work effectively on
Strong problem solving, time
management and acute sensory skills.
Ability to work in an office
environment and food laboratory with exposure to major allergens.
Ability to sit, stand and/or
walk for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours).
Ability to use hands to
digitally manipulate laboratory and office equipment, as well as
handle food products.
Ability to occasionally climb
or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
Ability to regularly lift and
/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50
Ability to use distance vision
and have depth perception.
Ability to distinguish shades
of color to identify abnormalities and/or defects in food products.
Ability to taste, feel and
describe sensory aspects of food products.