Food Scientist at Idahoan Foods – Lewisville, ID

Location: Lewisville, Idaho (Pocatello, Idaho Area)


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Mid-Senior level




Food Production 


September 22, 2009

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Job Description

Idahoan Foods is currently seeking a Food Scientist for the Lewisville, Idaho location. This position will focus on new product development and product improvement in the retail and food service markets. This position will report to the VP of R&D.

•New product development and product improvement for the retail and food service business in accordance with overall business plan.
•Coordinate new product or product improvement production, testing and compliance with all involved internal and external teams and customers.
•Work with QA in developing specifications for new products and testing procedures for specification compliance.
•Source and communicate with current vendors and suppliers and ensure specification compliance.
•Evaluate, monitor and update technical documentation, including specifications and formulas. Conduct training as necessary.
•Working knowledge of food labeling laws with the ability to ensure product compliance with FDA laws and regulations.
•Review and monitor product labels and ensure accuracy.
•Communicate with, answer inquiries and assist QA in resolving customer complaints associated with the value added business.


Education and/or Experience: B.S. in food science from an accredited college or university, chemistry or microbiology with experience (minimum 5 years). Must have 2-5 years of experience in product development in the food industry. Strong knowledge of FDA laws and regulations governing the food industry, HACCP, and GMPs. Knowledge of standard lab practices and procedures. Must have a strong understanding of fundamental principles of food science and technology.

Company Description

For nearly 50 years, Idahoan Foods has been the gold standard in prepared potato products. Headquartered in the heart of America’s potato country, Idahoan Foods employs an extensive network of potato experts that oversee the potatoes from field to shelf. The company offers a full spectrum of convenient mashed, hash brown, and casserole products under the Idahoan®, Paradise Valley®, and all-natural Honest Earth™ brand names. For more information, visit

Additional Information

  • No third party applications.

Job ID: 752646

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