Title: Senior Food Scientist
Dept: Research & Development
Reports to: Director of Product Development
Responsible for the research and development function of assigned new
natural/organic products and the maintenance of existing products.
Responsible to provide answers to technical questions regarding our
products or processes.
•Establish formulas and procedures for new products.
•Modify and improve existing products as directed.
•Research equipment and ingredients needed for processing of new products.
•Coordinate product implementation/scale-up at PFO and co-packers.
•Coordinate and communicate technical product information to other
•Provide cost information regarding new products and formulation changes.
•Prepare nutritional analysis information.
•Test competitive products.
•Attend seminars, food shows, and events as required.
•Diagnose product related problems that arise in production.
•Assist with consumer and customer information.
•Organize working environment.
•Ensure food safety and quality protocols are followed.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory responsibilities: This position is not supervisory in nature.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
•Technical knowledge in the composition and functionality of food systems.
•Culinary skills/experience, preferably in a commercial or food
•Computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, and Genesis.
•Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
•Interpersonal verbal communication and advanced math skills.
•Creativity and problem analysis skills.
•Ability to read, write, speak and understand
•Physical activities require standing, walking, bending, and some lifting.
•Physical ability to taste test all of our
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent specializing in
Food Science, Culinology, or related field. Ideal
candidate will have both food science knowledge and culinary experience.
Five or more years of relevant experience developing products in a food
manufacturing setting. Aseptic beverage development experience preferred.
Work is performed during the day in a lab or production environment and
involves the use of office equipment, such as computers and telephones.
Some overtime may be required.