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Food Science Product Developer
Volt Workforce Solutions - Seattle, WA

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Chef/Research Chef Experience, Process Development Product/Menu Development, Project Management Specifications Development, Food Ingredient Functionality/Food Microbiology Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access/Project


Volt has a temporary position available in Seattle, WA for a Food Science Product Developer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Food Science Product Developer:
Completes assigned projects related to the development of food and beverage products that support the successful execution of Company initiatives.

Gathers, analyzes and maintains product and technology trend information.

Conducts idea generation sessions to initiate creation of new food and beverage products.

Designs and conducts benchtop experiments and tests, including Product Guidance testing recommendations, plant trials and in-market testing to deliver project requirements.

May supervise temporary and permanent Lab Technicians in the execution of assigned tasks.

Establishes key technical performance indicators and measures to ensure progress to commercialization and implementation consistent with project timelines.

Identifies potential suppliers and manages their development of key ingredients and products.

Maintains the project file, develops the technical manual, and documents the intellectual property.

Leads the commercialization phase of projects by developing product and process specifications, as well as conducting plant testing for selected prototypes.

Develops initial cost of goods, packaging, labeling and regulatory information.

Ensures that products and processes have met initial Quality Assurance, Safety and Risk Assessment requirements.

Manages the communication of technical information and commercialization requirements to the production facility and negotiates to desired outcome.

Determines test product and cost disposition.

Provides technical input to clarify project requirements and prepares project plans for approval, prioritization and allocation of technical resources.

Identifies key technical hurdles and deliverables.

Organizes work activities and provides technical input on cross-functional team timelines.

Gathers and analyzes technical information to update cross-functional team.

Supports the start-up and implementation of the product.

Revises technical information in the specifications.

Develops Recipe Card and finished product preparation targets.

Prepares commercialization summaries and project reports.

Consults on development of training materials.

Transitions project to Supply Chain and Coffee Operations (SCCO) and Quality Assurance.

Supports ongoing technical improvements and testing.

This is an estimated 3+ month contingent/temporary position in Seattle, WA, through Volt Technical & Creative Communication , which is headquartered in Redmond, WA. We are among the largest IT staffing companies in the US for contingent/temporary and direct hire placements and support most of the top-rated IT companies in the Pacific Northwest.

Required Skills for this Food Science Product Developer position include the following:

1-3 years of relevant experience

Three (3) years of:
Chef or Research Chef experience in the Food Service industry

Process Development experience

Product or Menu Development experience in the Food and Beverage or related industry

Project Management experience

Experience with Specifications Development

Ability to work with cross-functional teams

Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Project

Knowledge of Food Ingredient Functionality and Food Microbiology

Consumer Product Packaging experience a plus

How to Apply: Please email your resume to Volt at: and reference the following job number and job title in your subject line to ensure it gets routed to the correct Recruiter to readily discuss this job with you: 300121-8799-19-288514 - Food Science Product Developer and include the website name where you saw this posting listed.

Our Recruiter will initiate a phone call to you and give you immediate consideration should your resume meet the job requirements. Please rest assured that if your resume matches what is reflected in this job posting, you should receive a phone call from a Volt Recruiter to discuss this position with you.

Volt has over 60 years of staffing experience. We work with many of the Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to provide workforce solutions. We offer many direct hire full-time positions as well as many contingent/temporary positions. We offer our Workers competitive pay and benefits, as well as educational programs and re-deployment assistance.

Volt is a publicly owned Corporation with shares trading on the over-the-counter market: under the trading symbol "VISI" . To learn more about Volt , please visit: and to see more of our job postings, please visit:

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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