R&D Technologist

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Oregon Spice Company is a supplier of quality bulk spices, seasonings and customized blends to the food industry, focused on the areas of industrial and food service. We are looking for a person to be committed to our values of Food Safety, Superior Quality, and Excellent Customer Service.

 R&D Technologist

This individual is responsible for the development of high quality products. They will also provide the technical documentation required to meet our internal requirements and customer requirements. This individual is responsible for working with the technical services team to adhere to BRC requirements, as well other certifications. They will report to the Director of R&D.

Responsibilities

  • Project Management
  • Bench top development of new products based on customer requirements including but not limited to product matching, new seasoning formulations, conversion of customer recipes
  • Bench top application testing of blends, including basic cooking methods
  • Blend Bench top samples for customer testing
  • Work with production to optimize blending and packaging of new products
  • Communicate with customers to clarify projects
  • Source new ingredients and required documentation for projects
  • Develop documentation for products as required internally and for customers, including but not limited to –
    • Ingredient statements that meet FDA regulatory requirements
    • Develop specifications per customer and company requirements
    • Create nutritional documentation using Genesis R&D program
    • Maintain organization of records
    • Keep lab clean and organized

Knowledge/Skills

  • BS in Food Science or related field, with experience of 3 – 5 years in the food industry
  • Moderate knowledge of GMP, HACCP and GFSI programs
  • Expert knowledge of USDA and FDA labeling regulations
  • Moderate knowledge of Organic Certification, Kosher Certification, Non GMO
  • Must work well independently and in collaboration with other team members and customers
  • Must be able to handle shifting of priorities in a fast paced work environment
  • Must be very organized and prioritize time well with meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be highly proficient in computer skills, Microsoft Office, Genesis R&D Program

Must have the ability to learn programs easily and quickly

Oregon Spice Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Contact Jennifer Marcotte for more info – e: Jennifer@oregonspice.com t: 503-238-0664