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Food Scientist

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Tualatin, OR

Job Description:

Job Title: Food Scientist
Dept: Research & Development
Reports to: Director of Product Development
FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:
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.

Essential Functions
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 departments
Provide cost information regarding new products and formulation changes
Prepare nutritional analysis information

Secondary Functions
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
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 manufacturing environment
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
Decision making
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Physical activities require standing, walking, bending, and some lifting
Physical ability to taste test all of our products

Minimum Qualifications:
The position requires a Bachelors Degree or equivalent specializing in Food Science, Culinology, or related field. Ideal candidate will have both food science knowledge and culinary experience. Two - five years of relevant experience in a food manufacturing setting. Aseptic beverage experience preferred.

Working conditions:
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.

Compensation: Dependent on experience.

If interested, please apply directly to: http://www.pacificfoods/get-to-know-us/careers

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