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Food Technologist I

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US-WA-Gig Harbor

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This position is responsible for Product Development formulation bench work, conducting prototype samples, pilot preparation, performing flavor work including cost impact, conducting sensory panels, aspects of product formulation and label claim evaluation as directed by upper Product Development Management.


•Perform bench preparation of prototypes and pilots with supervision.
•Make adjustments to formulas in Excel and on the bench and evaluate impact to product cost.
•Conduct sensory evaluations with supervision.
•Set up shelf life evaluations as specified.
•Ensure raw materials meet Metagenics specifications.
•Communicate with suppliers regarding specified requests.
•Evaluate aspects of product label claims.
•Support filling of Product Requests to the Clinic as directed by upper Product Development management.
•Access information in Metagenics Inventory System (Finesse) on an as needed basis.
•Access information in Genesis nutritional software as projects require.
•Communicate with Purchasing, QC and Manufacturing regarding specific issues as directed by upper Product Development management.
•Order lab supplies; support general laboratory upkeep and organization.
•Receive and log incoming and outgoing samples

Contacts and Relationships:
•Internal- Manufacturing, QA/QC, Purchasing
•External- Suppliers as specified

•Directly to the Manager of Product Development

Bachelors Degree in Food Science or related field
•0-2 years experience.

Knowledge Of:
•Formulation knowledge preferred.
•Experience performing flavor and product improvements on the bench preferred.
•Experience conducting sensory panels preferred
•Familiarity preparing bench prototypes preferred

•Competency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Access.
•Good verbal and written communication skills.
•Flexibility to handle various tasks and projects simultaneously and deliver promptly to timelines.
•Ability to meet flavor work and prototypes deadlines.


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