Food Scientist - Hood River, OR 97031
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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.
- Assist with developing product formulas,
tracking product quality metrics and processing procedures to support
- 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
- Support and reinforce all food safety
initiatives by using your knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices and
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
- 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
- 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
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
602 Anchor Way, Hood River, OR 97031