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
- Ability to blend dry mixes,
organize laboratory and record data
- Problem solving skills (using
- Experience with laboratory
environment, equipment and safety procedures
- Ability to develop clear,
concise, and timely oral and written reports
- Commitment to excellence and
- Excellent written and oral
- Strong organizational,
problem-solving, and analytical skills
- Ability to manage priorities
- 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
- 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
www.proteinresearch.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Job Type: Full-time
- flavoring: 2 years
- lab environment: 2 years