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Research Scientist Job - Food Science

R&D Manager Pet Nutrition - Food Technologist



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Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets. Breeder’s Choice, a division of Central Garden & Pet, has been manufacturing pet foods for over 60 years, and is searching for a Food Technologist.


The Food Technologist would be in charge of implementation of new products through manufacturing, least cost formulation and supporting R&D and the production through various projects.


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  • Manage and maintain production formula accuracy
  • Monitor raw material nutrient values to insure proper levels are used in formulation
  • Continuously review formulas to ensure best cost formulation
  • Support operations in equipment testing, selection and use 
  • Working closely with R&D and manufacturing to carry out necessary new product testing to insure product and package integrity
  • Continuously improve existing products
  • Provide support for other teams as requested
  • Provide technical expertise and training as needed
  • Trouble shoot with manufacturing on problems




  • College degree (BS) or equivalent work experience; Food Science, Chemical Engineer or related field
  • Experience in conducting food technology and/ or manufacturing projects a plus 
  • Extrusion/ Baking experience a plus
  • Strong knowledge/ ability to problem solve
  • Proficient in MS Office –Excel, Powerpoint, Word, MS Project
  • Detail oriented, self motivating, self starter, positive attitude
  • Can think quickly and adjust to new environments and situations
  • Can follow through with tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational, technical, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Be able to work in manufacturing environment. May need to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Strong working knowledge of food science, pet nutrition, food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles and ingredient supply market
  • Strong communications skills and works well with others



  • Based in Irwindale
  • May requires the ability to travel (up to 15% of the time)


Central Garden & Pet is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer


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