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Food Scientist - Meridian, ID 83642

Flagship Food Group






The Flagship journey began in 2005 when a group of entrepreneurs acquired a small retail food business, Oh! Boy® Foods, in Los Angeles, California. Through years of hard work, determination, and collaboration with great partners, Flagship has grown into a global, diversified food business serving virtually every major U.S. retailer and consistently growing its base of innovative, good-for-you, and bold food products.


Today, Flagship’s 505 Southwestern® brand is one of the country’s fastest-growing Southwestern food brands, with authentic sauces and salsas made with Hatch Valley, NM green chiles. Flagship’s Lilly B’s™ brand provides 100% organic food products that families actually enjoy eating. Its TJ Farms® line of products is a wide-ranging collection of frozen and shelf stable products sold in over 30,000 retail outlets. Flagship’s Steak ‘n Shake® brand of appetizers and sauces is sold across the country.


Flagship has always had a focus on innovation, and that shines through in its relationships with major retailers that seek R&D-focused supply partners. Flagship has developed dozens of on-trend, highly successful private label offerings for the most coveted and successful private label lines in the country.

Food Scientist Position

Position Location: Boise/Meridian Idaho

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, researches, conducts experiments, gathers data, develops preliminary findings and prepares written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. Follows established protocols and work plans and drafts for review technical proposals and reports. Manages projects from inception to completion

Position Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on development of new products beginning at the concept phase through successful commercialization.
  • Conduct plant trials and new product start-ups.
  • Plan, prioritize and complete tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and project management checklists
  • Work with plant equipment under supervision.
  • Learn and utilize on-line specification systems.
  • Execute experiments and prepare results for review.
  • Manages individual tasks and works under supervision.
  • Maintains a clean, organized and safe work area, including the cleaning of equipment, utensils and work surfaces.
  • New Product Development Projects - managing documentation and new food product demonstrations across multiple categories. Receive, log, and store food product sample submissions. Create and distribute reports to functional team.
  • Manufacturing Specifications - Communicate with material suppliers to obtain specifications. Collaborate with Purchasing to manage flow of information. Draft new manufacturing specifications, finished product specifications, including NLEA and ingredient statements, labeling, packaging.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science or related field required.
  • Pro-active self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for business tasks.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Requires knowledge in food product design, formulation, ingredient functionality and interaction, process design, product scale-up, plant testing and commercialization.
  • Thorough understanding of food Safety and microbiology.
  • Thorough understanding of ingredient functionality and product formulations.
  • Working knowledge of packaging technology to evaluate adequacy of packaging.
  • Working knowledge of food labeling regulations.
  • Working knowledge of sensory evaluation procedures
  • Excellent time management skills, sense of urgency and desire to complete all assignments on a timely basis.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work in and around cramped/confined spaces
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Climbing to various heights via stairs or ladders
  • Exposure to manufacturing environments for periodic extended work days to include: loud noise, excessive heat, cold, wet, and slippery conditions.
  • Use of tools, equipment, and machinery
  • Driving a company or rental vehicle
  • May travel up to 15-20% of time.
  • Exposure to food tasting and smells including all food allergens

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Required)


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