Food Scientist - Tukwila, WA



Continental Mills, a nationally expanding privately held company with over 75 years experience making quality food products, is seeking a Food Scientist to join our Research & Development team. This position will work in our state of the art facility located at our Corporate office in Tukwila, WA.

This position is responsible for supporting the formula optimization & product improvement; support cost savings initiatives through utilizing new ingredient technology & process; translate bench top formulation to large scale manufacturing process.

Key Attributes and Skills:

Technical Capability


Product development knowledge of flour mix products; e.g. pancakes, cakes, muffins, beverage.


Strong background on flour, leavening, hydrocolloids, fats and oil.


Knowledge of dry blending of ingredients in plant environment.


Proficient in use of standard Consumer and Commercial food preparation equipment.


Knowledge and familiarity with CM computer programs to access information, data analysis and problem solving to support projects as required. Applications include enterprise wide product, Microsoft Word and Excel.


Excellent project and time management skills. Self directed with minimal supervision.




Ability to take appropriate action to mitigate the impact of problems (problem prediction, identification, isolation, containment and avoidance).


Excellent problem solving skills. Viewing the problem as a whole and working with others as needed to resolve the problem.




Strong written, oral, and facilitation skills for training, presentations and customer.


Ability to evaluate and communicate risk.


Conveys information in understandable terms at all levels of the organization.


Education & Experience:

BS or MS in Food Science or related field.

Five plus year’s progressive product development experience; preferably with dry mix ingredients.

Working knowledge on Stage Gate process of development & commercialization is desirable.

Experimental design work process is a plus


To apply, send your resume with cover letter to or fax to (253) 872-7954.

Continental Mills provides a competitive total compensation package and a great work experience.


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