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Food Technologist I - Chatsworth, CA 91311
Earth Island




Earth Island is the manufacturer of Follow Your Heart brand all-natural, vegan food products sold throughout the US and Internationally. Since 1988, Earth Island has been a leader in the natural foods industry and has experienced solid, rapid growth by producing fresh, quality plant-based and organic foods for consumers interested in a healthier lifestyle. Earth Island is a place where a and cooperative environment breeds professional, high-level results.

As a full-time employee of the Earth Island family, employees can take advantage of a benefit package which includes medical, dental, and vision care coverage, 401k Retirement Plan, accumulated paid time off, sick time, plus 7 paid holidays per year.

We are currently looking for a Food Technologist to join our team.

This position is located within Earth Island's solar-powered production facility in Chatsworth, CA.


Support R&D Scientists in execution of testing, research, documenting, sourcing, and other related tasks for the successful development of new and existing products.

Position Responsibilities

  • Support the coordination and execution of benchtop, pilot, scale-up and production batches. Provide support and assistance to bring new and existing products to market
  • Assist with all documentation including R&D protocols, spec sheets, nutrition facts labeling, new product information sheets, and product label information for multiple countries.
  • Experiment with ingredients and formulations to meet proposed product goals
  • Document all testing
  • Create, edit and update batch reports. Work with production staff on initial full production sizes.
  • Support Quality Assurance (QA) in the improvement of existing products and procedures.
  • Prepare samples for QA stability tests and provide scientific recommendations to ensure food safety and quality
  • Continue industry knowledge and seek out trends and technical advances
  • Collaborate with and take direction from Director of product Development and Food Scientists
  • Assist co-workers when necessary
  • Adhere to company core values
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelorís Degree in Food Science/related field or relevant experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience with basic food laboratory equipment
  • Keeps up-to-date technically and is excellent at applying new knowledge when necessary
  • Ability to think outside of the box and be creative
  • Skilled at reporting and analyzing data
  • Basic understanding of ingredient functionality and familiarity of food products
  • Be able to meet aggressive deadlines and prioritize projects
  • Strong follow-through skills
  • Multilingual (especially Spanish) is a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers from other departments
  • Strong math skills including conversions and valuation metrics
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Chatsworth, CA 91311

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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