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Food Scientist – Richland, WA
Lamb Weston







Richland, Washington



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About Us

Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities. Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader. Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact. Let’s explore the possibilities together.

The Role

Under supervision: researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares new products with written reports for the development of new products projects beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans. Drafts for review technical proposals and reports.

Key Accountabilities

• Pro-active self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks. • Plans, prioritizes and completes tasks effectively and efficiently. • Changes plans quickly according to business needs. • Learns and utilizes on-line specification system, ingredients, formulation, etc. to document and track products. • Executes experiments and prepare results for review. • Using consumer insights, conceptualizes and develops new product prototypes. • Formulates new products to match the ingredient statement, nutritional profile, cost and product attributes of the target product. Uses sensory tools to optimize product formulation internally and externally. • Presents new product ideas to crossfunctional team. • Develops and documents the process for the manufacture of the product. • Identifies and executes key product quality, stability, cooking parameter and safety testing protocols. • Executes on cost saving opportunities. • Properly documents activities, conclusions and recommendations in lab notebook. • Develops project timelines that are acceptable to management, marketing and R&D manager. Works closely with project manager to create and maintain accurate timelines. • Develops finished product and processing specifications. • Conducts plant trials and new product start ups. • Supports sales in new product presentation to customers. • Collaborates with Engineering/Packaging/Operations/QA and Marketing to meet project deadlines.

Skills & Experience

• BS in Food Science or related field required. MS preferred • 5 years relevant work experience required. • Clear, concise written and verbal communication. • Proficient in Microsoft Office products. • Sporadic to frequent travel, including flying to all parts of the U.S., possibly overseas, and driving a company or rental automobile 4 to 6 hours as needed. Must be able to travel independently and as a responsible Lamb Weston representative.


Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


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