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Research and Development Formulator
Betty Lou's Inc. - McMinnville, OR




Job Title: R&D Formulator

Department: Research and Development

Reports to: R&D Manager

Work Hours: 7a.m.-4p.m.

Position Overview

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 samples
  • Accurately and consistently measure formula ingredients, mix test samples, cut package and ship representative lab samples to clients
  • Perform sensory evaluations on current products
  • 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 labeling.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Strong problem solving, time management and acute sensory skills.

Physical Requirements

  • 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 pounds.
  • 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Research and Development: 3 years


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