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Food Technologist
Protein Research - Livermore, CA 94551




Grow your career with us. If you have flavor skills with food, nutraceuticals, nutrition and its materials, plus experience in a lab setting, then we want to hear from you!

Protein Research is a growing and successful contract manufacturing company for the nutritional industry nationwide. We work exclusively with our clients to research, develop and create powder drinks, energy bars, dietary capsules, sachets and more.

THE ROLE: You will be an integral part of our R&D Applications team in creating or following flavor formulations and using scientific and sensory skills to test and prepare flavor samples while providing performance feedback and following good laboratory practices.


  • Follow flavor formulations and to compound flavors with speed and accuracy
  • Ensure that all product formulations, processes, and specifications meet defined standards.
  • Taste flavors and ingredients; assist in applying flavors to food products
  • Utilize sensory and tasting skills to describe the profile of the flavor or ingredient.
  • Participate in the evaluation of raw materials, new technology or processes, and flavors in food products and provide timely flavor performance feedback
  • Assist in sample preparation
  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory environment and lab equipment in accordance with EH&S guidelines and good laboratory practices.
  • Maintain all required formula records and brief documentation in company database software
  • Maintain organized and updated stock of raw materials and collection of flavors
  • Work with other departments to ensure smooth processing of sample preparation.
  • Demonstrate scientific curiosity & employ efficient time management techniques
  • Development with all information on any new materials that need to be added to the formula and set up in DBA.
  • Assists with Finished Product Specifications sheets for each new product and then passes on to Quality department to finalize.
  • Reviews stability after test results are received on finished products and works along with Product Development to prolong shelf life if needed.
  • Follows GLP and uses the designated lab book for continuous recording of every type of test or data in regards to raw materials and/or finished products.
  • Updates documents consistently such as: the priority excel sheet on the share drive, tracking all raw materials from R&D Applications department ensuring that they follow the New Raw Material Qualification process.


  • Bachelorís degree (B.S.) in Food Science or related field
  • Must be able to taste and smell chemicals, flavors and food products
  • 2-4 years in food industry with flavoring and formulations experience
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time in a laboratory setting and lift 50lbs.
  • Strong math and measuring skills
  • Ability to blend dry mixes, organize laboratory and record data
  • Problem solving skills (using scientific method)
  • Experience with laboratory environment, equipment and safety procedures
  • Ability to develop clear, concise, and timely oral and written reports
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflows
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis of data, laboratory instrumentation and troubleshooting, and laboratory analysis)
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Proficient on Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and MRP Software, preferably DBA Manufacturing
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand primary language(s) used in the workplace
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

We are a family owned company and it shows in the way we care about our employees. We offer a modern work open door environment and because of our nimble size, our team environment is collaborative and friendly. We're located in close proximity to the freeway, in sunny Livermore.

Our employees have generous benefits that include 100% paid health care for employee only, and a large amount subsidized for dependents. We also offer vacation and paid sick days, annual bonuses based on company discretion, and a 401(k) match.

Check us out at We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • flavoring: 2 years
  • lab environment: 2 years

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