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Research and Development Technologist

Ferndale, WA

Company Description

About Barlean's Organic Oils

Customer Service: 800-445-3529 or

4936 Lake Terrell Rd. Ferndale, WA 98248

BARLEAN’S- WORLD'S FRESHEST - BEST TASTING The family owned and operated company produces the finest and freshest organic flaxseed oil, Fresh Catch fish oil, green food supplements and other premium essential fatty acid products.
Considered the world’s premier manufacturer of high quality, unrefined & unfiltered flaxseed oil, and pharmaceutical grade, ultra-purified Fresh Catch fish oils, Barlean’s products have met international acclaim with leading nutrition authorities, doctors and health practitioners.

- 8x consecutive Vity Award winner for #1 EFA's

- 6x consecutive Vity Award winner for Best Green Food Supplements

- 2008 Natural Choice Award- Best Specialty Supplement

- Omega Swirl- voted Best Product of the Year and Best New Product

- Gold Medal- Taster’s Choice Award

- Gold Medal- American Masters of Taste awards

- #1 Health Food Store Brand for Consumer Satisfaction- Consumer Lab

- ’09 Manufacturer of the Year


Flax Oils

Flax Oil Blends



Fresh Catch Fish Oils

Omega Swirl

Kids DHA & Kid's Omega Burst

Coconut Oil

Olive Leaf Brevail

Total Omega

Essential Woman

Omega Man

Borage Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

Pet Essentials

and more ...

Specialties: EFA Products, Contract Manufacturing, Omega-3 Products, Gelatin Encapsulation

  • Headquarters

4936 Lake Terrell Rd Ferndale, WA 98248 United States

  • Website

  • Industry

Health, Wellness and Fitness

  • Type

Privately Held

  • Company Size

51-200 employees

Job Description

Research and Development Technologist

Report to: Director of Research and Development

Location: Ferndale, WA

Type: Salary


The R&D Technologist is responsible for developing new products for Dietary Supplement from bench top through scale up and production. The individual in this position will need to work effectively both independently and as a team member. This position is responsible for formula and process development and improvements, as well as product technical support to all departments. Product line will be powders, capsules, liquids, gelatins and emulsions.


  • Bench top Product development:
    1. Formulate new products for Branded, Private Label, and International.
    2. Plan, execute, and document necessary analytical, stability, and sensory testing
    3. Source and qualify new raw materials
    4. Formulate improved products: improved sensory, functionality or cost
    5. Coordinate with outside labs for analytical testing
  • Scale-Up:
    1. Coordinate scheduling, purchasing, testing, and follow up for pilots
    2. Develop and maintain product transfer protocols ensuring smooth scale-up
    3. Work with QA and Purchasing to ensure that appropriate procedures and specifications are in place for new products/processes
    4. Source, qualify, and recommend appropriate production equipment
  • Technical Support:
    1. Assist Operations in reducing costs of new product processes, reducing process times and improving yields.
    2. Provide nutrition labeling guidance
    3. Support sales, marketing, customer service with technical expertise
    4. Conduct literature/patent/market research when required
  • Other Duties:
    1. This position may involve other duties related to product development as required, including, but not limited to: formula costing, training, writing progress reports, continuous improvement, and administrative functions.



  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to professionally represent Barlean’s to outside vendors.
  • Must have basic understanding with food processing and food chemistry
  • Familiar with label reviewing process based on CFR
  • Experienced in Medical Foods is a bonus
  • Familiarity with FDA Dietary Supplement codes and regulation
  • Experienced in working as a part of a team
  • Proficient in Genesis, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Skilled in effectively managing multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently, given clear objectives and outcomes.
  • Ability to adapt to changes and new situations as opportunities for learning and growth
  • Ability to collect, organize, synthesize and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources.
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Ability to stand, bend, kneel, and climb stairs


BS in Food Science or related scientific discipline required. 2 years of R&D experience in a related industry required.

Additional Information


Working conditions are normal for a mixed office/manufacturing environment. Work may require occasional overnight travel to trade shows or other events.


Barlean's Organic Oils is a Drug-Free Workplace. All job offers made to candidates are conditional upon the successful passing of a drug screen. Barlean's Organic Oils is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all State and Federal Discrimination laws.



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