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R&D Food Technologist - Chandler, AZ





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 6850 West Morelos Place




 Manufacturing and Operations




Arizona Nutritional Supplements was voted Best Places to work for the past three years in a row! ANS is a leading contract manufacturer and packaging facility of custom nutritional and dietary supplements. We are successful because we focus on Quality, Integrity, and Service. While we continue to grow, we still offer that small, hometown feel where everybody knows your name and where you have the opportunity to grow and develop with the company. Opportunities of career advancement are common and encouraged, especially due to our growth. We have a friendly environment in addition to great benefits! There is never a dull moment in our fast paced environment!


Position Summary:

Develop new and specified formulas for customers, from bench to consumer, meeting customer requirements for ingredients used, nutritional claims, product function, product taste, finished cost, and ease of manufacturing. Create on a small scale what will be produced on the manufacturing floor. Supports the R&D Manager (Sensory Products) and R&D team.

  • Follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Follow and ensure compliance to quality system and cGMP programs.
  • Creates formulas that meet the customerís needs and wants. Collaborate with various departments, including Sales, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Lab Services, Production, and Formulations, to create a final product that satisfies the customer.
  • Consult with customers or their sales/account manager regarding parameters and goals of the project. Adjust ingredients, taste, and nutrition based on customer feedback.
  • Keeps laboratory notebook up to date and writes down comments and changes based on feedback.  Maintains general organization and efficiency.
  • Create supplement and nutrition facts panels and other nutritional breakdowns on new and current formulas. Check individual ingredients to verify the customer can make certain claims such as gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, Halal, etc. Ensure sure labels meet DHEA and NLEA standards.  Stay up to date on FDA guidelines.   Approve customerís label proofs as needed.
  • Assist Quality Assurance and Lab Services in taste testing for new products, products in testing, and expired flavors. Review batch records when an issue exists, and recalculate batches for production modifications.
  • Work with vendors to acquire proper and thorough documentation for current and new ingredients. Research vendors providing best tasting, highest quality, best functioning, and best valued ingredients, choosing those appropriate for the customer's formula.
  • Conducts research on ingredients and products as requested.  Continue to research the food and supplement industry for new trends, new ingredients, processes for working with challenging ingredients, new regulations, labeling, new testing for allergens, etc.
  • Maintains general organization, cleanliness and inventory of R&D laboratory by organizing materials and ingredients and maintaining related internal spreadsheets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or needed.
  • Needs to be able to change priorities constantly as needed.




  • Non-supervisory role.
  • Must have a B.A./B.S. in Food Science, Biology, Nutrition or Science related field.
  • 1-5 years related work experience.
  • No certifications or licenses required.
  • Must have complex math skills.
  • Complex reading skills (scientific journals).
  • Moderate written skills.
  • Must have moderate language skills.
  • Must have moderate computer skills.
  • Must be willing to learn new tasks and procedures.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform all essential position duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation without posing a direct safety threat to self or others.
  • Maintain a regular and dependable work attendance record with few instances of unplanned and/or unexpected absence.

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