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Food Technologist - Snack Foods
Waymouth Farms, Inc. - New Hope, MN




Waymouth Farms, manufacturer of Good Sense® snacks and several other innovative brands, is well-known and established in the marketplace for our brands, packaging and product quality. We are proud to be family owned and operated since 1976. Our company strategy has centered on delivering innovative, healthy, price valued, food-safe products to our customers.
BENEFITS INCLUDE: Health, dental, paid life and LTD, paid holidays, 401k w/company match, vacation, paid personal days, education reimbursement, discount store, excellent advancement opportunities and more!

PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Launch new products and improve existing products through new product development process.

  • Bench top formulation
  • Pilot plant trials to determine feasibility
  • Develop bill of materials reports and generate COGS
  • Assist with development of production procedures
  • Create product specifications and maintain product specification database
  • Create product labels
  • Improve existing products by optimizing product attributes
  • Assist in product quality improvement projects
  • Evaluate alternate suppliers in regards to products
  • Evaluate alternate packaging structures
  • Generate alternate merchandising unit
  • Perform testing on new and existing products using appropriate methods and analysis
  • Perform shelf life testing to validate shelf life
  • Assist with package design prototypes and sales samples of new products
  • Maintain store bin label database and print labels as requested
  • Take initiative and make decisions in regards to product development and product quality
  • Work closely with customers and suppliers in the development of new products and identify, develop and implement new ideas, ingredients and processes
  • Develop project timelines that are acceptable to management, marketing and Product Development Manager and accomplish on-time delivery
  • Work closely with marketing and sales as well as with customers to
  • develop and promote new products
  • Conceptualize and develop new product prototypes


  • Bachelors Degree in food science or related field
  • 5+ years hands on experience in new product development with a snack food company
  • Proven experience leading projects from ideation through plant trials to production
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of formulations, flavorings and coatings with snack foods
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • CFS Certification Preferred
  • Management experience preferred

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Waymouth Farms, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Required experience:

  • Food technologist experience in a snack food environment: 1 year


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