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Food Scientist R&D
KFK Seasonings - Portland, OR




Job Description: Under the Supervision of the VP of Operations the Food Scientist will utilize their knowledge and experience to develop new products, match extant products and advise on the manufacturing processes and sourcing of ingredients pertaining to development projects.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Bench top development of new products based on customer needs including product matching, new formulations, product optimization and clean label development

. * Bench top evaluation of blends will include tasting and may include basic cooking skills. Culinary skills are a plus.

  • Blend, package and ship bench top samples for customer evaluation

. * Document shipped samples in sample log.

  • Source new ingredients and research current information for projects as needed.
  • Develop documentation for products as required in concert with the Food Safety Manager, including but not limited to:
  • Ingredient statements that meet FDA regulatory requirements and deliver a clean label impression to consumers.
  • Specifications per customer and company requirements.
  • Nutritional Facts panels using Genesis R&D program.
  • Maintenance and organization of product development files.

BS in Food Science or related field
. * A working knowledge of Sensory Testing

  • Moderate knowledge of GMP, HACCP and GFSI programs
  • Moderate knowledge of FDA labeling requirements.
  • Moderate knowledge of Organic Certification, Kosher Certification, Non GMO.
  • Must work well independently and in collaboration with other team members and customers.
  • Creative and enjoys the exploration of new foods and flavors.
  • Excellent math skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication.
  • Pro-active and a self-starter, willing to accept responsibility for departmental tasks

. * Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to travel as necessary.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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