Senior Food Scientist - Batter Development –
Salary: $75k-$85K Bonus: 7.5%
Location: Othello, WA
meaningful contributions to Company objectives by providing a highly
developed level of technical competence and experience to lead and/or
support projects with an emphasis on the development of proprietary
batter and processes, product line extensions, product/process
improvements, cost reduction, margin improvement, or other work as
as assigned, multiple projects from conception to commercialization:
process initiation after initial guidelines and directions.
new batters and battering processes.
new product concepts and prototypes.
selects and approves raw materials for use in batter.
and approves product packaging material, size labeling and other
review to ensure regulatory requirements are met.
applies or recommends the appropriate existing or new manufacturing
processes and equipment.
and supervises product line tests and production runs, including
scheduling line time, ensuring raw material availability, training
production personnel, and defining and implementing test objectives.
the evaluation and adjusting of product and manufacturing cost
parameters to meet operational and sales objectives.
other staff members on functional batter attributes.
patent searches in relation to batter development.
one or more Lab Technicians, Sr. Lab Technicians or Food
skill assessment and developmental paths and work for direct reports.
effective cross-functional team leadership as necessary on a project
excellent communication skills to organize project teams and
activities, conducts project meetings and tasks, and reports on
project progress and results.
technical knowledge and expertise to identify project risks and
rewards, solves project problems and implements solutions.
available resources to effectively meet R&D and Company objectives
(time, equipment, personnel, budget and materials).
technical support to Operations, QA, Procurement, Engineering and
other departments, as assigned, in identifying and solving product
design and manufacturing issues.
technical support to R&D in specific areas as in-house primary
technical support to Sales and Marketing in identifying new product
opportunities, marketing plan product attributes and sales points, and
coordinates product presentations for both internal and external
and conducts raw material, process and product evaluations and tests.
internal expertise in specific areas. Provides technical support to
other department personnel as directed on an as-needed basis.
assigned projects at co-packers.
customer needs by developing new concepts, prototypes and products.
raw material sourcing, evaluation, improvement and approval activities
with Purchasing functions and/or suppliers.
supports Sales and Marketing in developing and delivering effective
to travel up to 50% as project load and training requires.
Education: B.S. in food science or food-related sciences
(microbiology, chemistry, nutrition) is required. Master of Science
Degree in Food Science, Nutrition or related field preferred.
(6) years of Food industry experience. Experience developing batters,
dry blends, etc. preferred.
(10) years of Food industry experience.
knowledge of base batter ingredients and their functionalities.
working knowledge of food laws and regulations required, including
nutritional facts development (NLEA), ingredient declarations, develop
formulas and maintain proper R&D documentation.
thorough understanding of Food manufacturing operations and production
facilities, possesses extensive familiarity with production equipment
knowledge of advanced scientific method, experimental design tools and
statistical process control concepts.
scientific principles and analytical methodologies to assigned
projects and problems.
to perform mathematical calculations and utilize statistical
techniques to analyze and present data.
to manage and supervise personnel and projects.
knowledge of standard software systems.
to use laboratory equipment.
to interact with customers, suppliers and co-packers.
ability to maintain confidentiality.
to represent the Research and Development Department in this
organization in a professional and positive manner.
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