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Associate Food Scientist - Hood River, OR 97031

Tofurky



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Job Type

Full-time

 

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Profit sharing

Disability insurance

Health insurance

Dental insurance

401(k)

Paid time off

Vision insurance

401(k) matching

Life insurance

Full Job Description

The Associate Food Scientist will conduct technical assessment of flavor, nutritional value, texture, and appearance, and contribute to product development and renovation projects. This individual will identify, document, and validate raw ingredients that meet product standards and requirements, including product costs, quality, safety, and uniformity.
Come work with Tofurky! We are the Nation’s leading independent manufacturer of plant-based proteins and plant-based 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 choose between enjoying tasty food or taking care of themselves and the planet. We can do both.

Tofurky is looking for an Associate Food Scientist to join our team. The Associate Food Scientist will assist the R&D team with product development and formulation, including bench and pilot trials, as well as tracking product quality metrics and processing procedures. An ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of relevant experience, a background in biology, chemistry, material science, or a related field, and most importantly, passion for developing new and improving existing plant-based products.

What you’ll do:

The Associate Food Scientist will conduct technical assessment of flavor, nutritional value, texture, and appearance, and contribute to product development and renovation projects. This individual will identify, document, and validate raw ingredients that meet product standards and requirements, including product costs, quality, safety, and uniformity. The Associate Food Scientist will also assist with food-formulation, R&D batch scale-ups, process documentation, and shelf-life testing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with developing product formulas, tracking product quality metrics and processing procedures to support company
  • Carry out bench experiments, pilot trials, and assist with partner plant trials for new and existing
  • Carry out shelf life, sensory, and product quality tests; analyze test results and offer recommendations for further product/process development and
  • Work with suppliers and vendors to evaluate functional ingredients and to assist with the development processes to optimize texture, flavor, and appearance of plant-based meat and/or plant-based dairy
  • Provide technical support to sales and marketing teams, such as creating product prototypes for special events and generating product technical and nutritional data
  • Keep up to date on nutritional labeling regulations and use industry standard tools to appropriately label raw and finished products
  • Support and reinforce all food safety initiatives by using your knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP

What skills and education you’ll need:

  • BS in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science, or a related field, Certified Food Scientist (CFS certificate) or related
  • 1- 2 years of product development experience in industry or academia.
  • Practical experiencedevelopingrecipesand productformulations
  • Understanding of product-process interactions and how to adapt processes and ingredient selection to fit the manufacturing process is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of ingredient functionality (proteins, hydrocolloids, flavors, fats, ) and ingredient interactions.
  • Curious and independent thinker with a passion for plant-based food

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:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
  • 100% employer paid comprehensive medical and vision, 80% employer paid dental benefits.
  • Participation in Tofurky profit sharing program and eligibility for 401K contribution + match.
  • 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 “Associate Food Scientist” 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 training.

Location: 602 Anchor Way,Hood River OR 97031, Hood River, OR 97031

Job Type: Full-time

Location

602 Anchor Way, Hood River, OR 97031

 

 

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