Scientist (level II) - Hood River, OR
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Paid time off
The Food Scientist II will be responsible for helping to
assess and develop products for flavor, nutritional value, texture, and
appearance. Your responsibilities will range from analysis and selection of
raw ingredients to integrity and quality of finished goods. Keeping food
safety and quality in mind, you’ll assist with formulations, R&D batch
scale-ups, writing of SOPs, shelf-life testing and running process
Come work with Tofurky! We are the Nation’s leading independent
manufacturer of plant-based proteins and dairy-free cheeses. Our range of 35+
products can be found in more than 25,000 grocery stores throughout North
America, the UK and Australia. We’re on a mission to erase the myth that
people have to make a choice between enjoying tasty food or taking care of
themselves and the planet. We can do both.
Tofurky is looking for a Food Scientist (level II) to join
our team. As a
mid-career food scientist with a few years of experience, you will use your
knowledge of biology, chemistry, or material science to assist our team with
new product development and with formulating products from scratch, and with
developing product quality metrics and processing procedures. You have the
experience working on multiple products and projects at once, and love to
design bench and pilot trials with our partners.
What you’ll do:
The Food Scientist II will be responsible for helping to assess and develop
products for flavor, nutritional value, texture, and appearance. Your
responsibilities will range from analysis and selection of raw ingredients to
integrity and quality of finished goods. Keeping food safety and quality in
mind, you’ll assist with formulations, R&D batch scale-ups, writing of
SOPs, shelf-life testing and running process validations. In this role you
will also be well-versed in nutritional labeling regulations and be able to
use the nutritional software to generate required packaging information for
the company that includes product specifications for raw materials and
product formulas, product quality metrics, processing procedures, and
raw material specifications to support company goals.
- Design and
conduct bench experiments, pilot trials, and assist with co-manufacture
plant trials for new and existing products. Analyze test results and
offer recommendations for further product/process development and
- Work with
suppliers and vendors to evaluate functional ingredients and develop
processes to optimize texture, flavor, and appearance of plant-based
meat and/ or dairy products.
- Design and
conduct shelf life, sensory, and product quality tests.
technical support to sales and marketing teams, such as creating product
prototypes for special events and generating product technical and
nutritional data sheets.
- Support and
reinforce all food safety initiatives by using your knowledge of Good
Manufacturing Practices and HACCP principles.
What skills and education you’ll need:
- Minimum of a
bachelor’s in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering, Materials of Science, or a related field.
- 3-5 years’ of
combined education and/or experience in food product development.
developing recipes and formulations from scratch for a wide range of
food products. Specific knowledge in the field of plant-based meat/dairy
is a plus.
knowledge of ingredient functionality (proteins, hydrocolloids, flavors,
fats, etc.) and ingredient interactions.
of product-process interaction and how to adapt processes and ingredient
selection to fit the manufacturing process is a plus.
and independent thinker who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment,
managing projects, and collaboration to create/commercialize multiple
products under tight timelines.
What we’ll do:
We know you’re valuable and we’ll work hard to keep you challenged. You’ll
have an opportunity to work in our new manufacturing facility built to LEED
standards located on the waterfront in beautiful Hood River, OR. The
qualified candidate will receive:
salary, dependent on experience.
- 100% employer
paid comprehensive medical and vision, 80% employer paid dental
in Tofurky profit sharing program and eligibility for 401K contribution
- Employer paid
Term Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance.
- Company paid
Personal Time Off and Holiday time.
At Tofurky, we don’t all have exactly the same beliefs
about diet, sustainability, or what goes best with french
fries. We’re not a monoculture (and we like it that way). But we can all get
behind our mission of respect: whether it’s respect for our shared planet,
for all species, for human health, or for our community and workforce.
How to apply:
Please submit resume (and cover letter) to Careers@tofurky.com. Please
reference “Food Scientist II” in the subject line.
The Tofurky Company values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color,
people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly
encouraged to apply.
The Tofurky Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to
federal law requirements, The Tofurky Company complies with applicable state
and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in
which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions
of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion,
termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and
Location: 602 Anchor Way,Hood
River OR 97031, Hood River, OR 97031
Job Type: Full-time
602 Anchor Way, Hood River, OR