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Food Technologist
Bridgetown Natural Foods - Portland, OR


$20 an hour


The Food Technologist is part of the R&D team. This position reports to the Director of Innovation and Commercialization. The Food Technologist works in a full-service R&D lab supporting the industry leading organic, gluten free and all natural branded snacks. The role will include benchtop work, analysis and technical and production floor support.


  • Create lab samples for customer requests, trial runs, shelf-life studies, and new product development
  • Assist in new product formulation
  • Support commercialization of internal/external formulations for new projects
  • Input nutrient information for new ingredients into Genesis
  • Generate nutritional information using Genesis for customers and/or new products
  • Responsible for organization, cleanliness and general upkeep of the R&D lab
  • Prepare benchtop samples
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of R&D lab
  • Assist with customer and internally required testing and laboratory analysis
  • Participate in daily food review
  • Support plant trial and commercialization programs for new customers and new products with existing customers
  • Support relevant customer visits and meetings
  • Establish working knowledge of all Bridgetown equipment, processes and capabilities
  • Improve performance of existing processes and formulations
  • Comply with company policies and procedures
  • Enforce GMP’s to maintain a quality product manufactured in a safe environment
  • Additional duties and projects may be assigned

Passion and love for natural and healthy foods is required. Our customers look to us to assist them in the innovation of good-for-you solutions.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related. Candidate must possess maturity and communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills. Flexibility and the ability to remain organized is a must. Bridgetown is an evolving and quickly growing business environment and the position requires a level of energy and commitment to an entrepreneurial and fast-paced culture.

About Bridgetown Natural Foods:
Bridgetown Natural Foods, a B Corporation established in Portland, Oregon in March 2010, is a manufacturing partner for leading all-natural, organic and gluten-free snack brands dedicated to producing sustainable, innovative and healthy products.
Bridgetown’s mission is to increase the availability of natural, wholesome foods through operational excellence. The company lives its mission by investing in its people, in innovation that meets or exceeds the demands of a fast-growth marketplace, and in performance – both as a responsible employer and a trusted manufacturing partner.
With a specialty in baked goods and extruded bars, slab-formed bars, enrobed bars, granolas and clustered items, Bridgetown’s production lines are designed and appropriately scaled for emerging brands, providing complex manufacturing capabilities and leading food safety certifications to a high growth segment of the market. Bridgetown embraces complexity, and the company’s expertise in handling allergens, gluten-free, organic and kosher products provides its customers with complex, flexible manufacturing solutions.
As a privately-held, family-owned company, we offer benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes excellent pay, competitive health and dental care coverage, wellness programs and incentives, a competitive vacation plan and unrivalled career advancement opportunities, to name just a few of our benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 /hour

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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