Position Title: Laboratory Technician
Department: Technical Services
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Reports to: FSQA Manager
Worker Category: Full-time
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
About Brew Dr:
In 2006, our founder Matt Thomas started Townshend’s Tea Company. Two years later, we began making kombucha in the basement of our first teahouse, and it got so popular we decided to bottle it!
Today, Brew Dr. Kombucha operates from a 50,000 sq ft brewery in Tualatin, Oregon, and our products are sold in all 50 states and across Canada. In addition, we have expanded our horizons to launch Tranquil, a line of CBD kombucha, and Uplift, a line of energizing yerba mate beverages.
You may have met our mascot, Otis the sloth, who shows up under the cap of every bottle of Brew Dr. Kombucha. He inspires our motto: “Can’t rush the good stuff.”
Position Summary: The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for performing and coordinating product analysis and testing. This position works closely with the production and quality teams.
Qualifications and Experience:
While performing the duties of this position, the worker may be exposed to inside environmental conditions, hot fluids, pressurized vessels and transfer lines, strong odors, chemicals, noise levels above 85 decibels, confined spaces, refrigerated gases, powered industrial trucks, and moving machinery.
Please note this job description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. In addition, duties, obligations, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Statement of Diversity & Inclusion:
Brew Dr. Kombucha is committed to maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace founded on respect, acceptance, and appreciation for all individuals. Fostering a positive, inclusive, and diverse workplace is integral to growing the creative and collaborative organization that we believe is critical for sustained success. With this in mind, we will strive to create an inclusive workforce that fully represents different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. Additionally, we will ensure that our employment practices support and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
At Brew Dr., our mission is to explore the magic of tea to create delightful beverages. We craft quality, tasty, and functional tea beverages with thoughtful care for our people, ingredients, and the planet.
We value great taste, creativity, sustainability, and transparency. We take time to do things right, and we never settle.
Proud to be a B Corp:
Brew Dr. is proud to be the first national kombucha company to become a Certified B Corporation, joining the growing number of companies using business as a force for good.
Certified B Corporations meet rigorous social and environmental performance standards, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance purpose and profit. Yet, of the 40,000+ companies who have taken the assessment, only 5% passed to become B Corps. We’re proud to be in that 5%!
TRUITT BROS. INC.
JOB TITLE: Senior Food Scientist
DEPARTMENT: Technical Services SUB-DEPARTMENT: Product Development
REPORTS TO: Product Development Manager LOCATION: Salem, OR
EXEMPT: Yes JOB TYPE: Full Time
This position is in the Product Development team. It includes responsibilities for maintenance and renovation of our current customer portfolio as well as designing new products. The position requires partnering strongly with external customers as well as internal cross-functional teams in Procurement, Operations, Sales, Business Development, Quality, and Thermal Processing in the development and commercialization of products.
The individual must possess a strong knowledge of technical principles and must be self-motivated, proactive, demonstrate initiative, and think critically.
As a Senior Food Scientist, you will be involved with a project from conception to benchtop development and finally commercialization through implementation.
Develop products based on customer provided guidelines, including but not limited to USDA labeling, organic, nutritional restrictions, allergen free, and cost restraints.
Document and maintain organized, detailed records of laboratory formulation variables and data analysis.
Designs laboratory and confirmation (scale-up) experiments that examine the operational and formulation variables that impact key product attributes such as taste, appearance, texture, etc.
Lead line trials to ensure knowledge transfer and adherence of quality from the lab to industrial scale-up, collaborating with industrial partners as needed. Plan, coordinate, document, and report on test runs and results.
Provide product information and technical support to customers.
Create Nutrition Facts Panels (NFP) and ingredient statements with limited guidance from Regulatory Specialist. Provide customer with options based on regulations.
Contribute to the development of project timelines.
Partner with cross-functional teams to identify and execute new opportunities, improvements, and solve technical challenges for internal and external customers.
Provide guidance to lab personnel and junior scientists on technical formulation requirements, specification development, data collection, and procedures.
Oversees the creation and approves specifications as required for new/revised SKUs.
Work with vendors to source raw materials as well as collect, organize, and help establish supplier specifications
Participate in cuttings of your own products, fellow food scientist’s products, production quality cuttings, and competitive products.
Develops and improves knowledge of operating systems, product standards, raw materials, and suppliers.
Advanced working knowledge of an R&D organization, including product development flow and project management from conception to product launch.
Other duties as assigned.
ABILITIES & SKILLS:
Extensive knowledge of ingredients and food systems.
Advanced knowledge of regulatory and labeling.
Understand product requirements, plant equipment, and processes to enable the creation of detailed procedures and specifications.
Interprets customers’ requests and needs.
Provide judgment and experience to assure that an appropriate level of technical common sense and discipline are being employed and utilized in business decisions.
Excellent problem-solving skills to determine the root cause problem, with guidance, and execute effectively on solutions. Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, draw valid conclusions, and propose solutions.
Must be proficient in presenting ideas and solutions in technical reports, proposals and presentations, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical information to customers.
Effective team player, willing to contribute in a wide variety of areas. Ability to interface well and collaborate with cross-functional teams, customers, and suppliers.
Push the boundaries of current, and future products, thinking outside of the box to help create new products.
Must be self-motivated, proactive, demonstrate initiative, and think critically.
Demonstrate willingness for continued learning.
Demonstrate strong organizational and planning skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work in fast-paced environment and adaptable to change.
Operation of lab equipment, including but not limited to, pH meter, moisture analyzer, stove, scales, Brix meter, and Bostwick consistometer.
B.S. degree in Food Science required with minimum 7 years of experience in product development, process development, or similar experience in food related industry. M.S. or higher in Science field preferred.
Prefer experience in factory environment, scaling from benchtop development to commercialization.
Experience in savory flavor applications (i.e. sauce, soups, and side dishes) a plus.
Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office applications, experience with Genesis and SAP a plus.
Excellent communication skills – interpersonal, oral, and written.
Occasional travel required (10-15%)
Work is performed during the day in a laboratory, production, or office environment. Work must be done on site.
The noise level in the work area ranges from quiet to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to stand, reach with hands/arms, and occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds.
Full time, generally five-day, 40-hour work week with the rare occasion of travel or production support on weekends or evenings to support project trials and production as needed.
ABOUT TRUITT BROS. INC:
Truitt Bros. is a leading contract manufacturer of shelf-stable, thermally processed foods. We are an industry innovator, providing high-quality customized products to a wide variety of food companies across the nation and globe – from start-ups entering the market to the world’s largest brands, to healthcare facilities and private label retailers.
POSITION TITLE: Director of Quality and Food Safety
Quality Assurance Manager
You may know us for our delicious cheesecakes…and for being recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For®” 8 years in a row! What you may not know is at The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, our staff members are our highest quality ingredient.
Reporting to the VP, Food safety and Quality Assurance, you will work with a staff of approximately 14 team members and will be in a hands-on key leadership position overseeing the Quality Assurance/Quality Control functions for a three shift, five to six-day, 120,000 square foot manufacturing operation. The Quality Assurance Manager is the host and over sees all plant external and internal audits (e.g. SQF, Gluten Free, USDA PEEPEV, Halal, Kosher, State, Federal, select customer and TCFBI Compliance audits).
In addition, this position manages the department budget and related spending, trains team members and participates in continuous improvement with strong collaboration lines to the Plant Manager and Operations Leader for a bakery with more than 700 total staff members that create delicious cheesecakes and
You’ll thrive in this position if you are:
Here’s more of what you’ll get to do
What we require:
About the Company
Recognized as one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®”, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated currently owns and operates 295 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Cheesecake Factory Bakery is headquartered in beautiful Calabasas Hills, California with more than 600 staff members working in our manufacturing facilities in Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC. We create the delicious desserts on the menu at The Cheesecake Factory restaurants and offer The Cheesecake Factory Bakery and The Cheesecake Factory Bakery at Home branded cheesecakes and desserts in retail and food service outlets nationwide. #SoCheesecake #LifeAtCheesecake
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer and provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations.
Job Title: Sample Lab Technician
Position Location: Salem, OR
Business Unit: Kerr Concentrates
The Sample Lab Technician is responsible for managing sample requests from Salesforce (SFDC). Samples requests must be processed, shipped, and archived in a timely fashion (5-7 business days). At times, the Sample Lab Technician may need to prioritize samples based on importance, in these instances the Sample Lab Technician should coordinate with the Technical Service Manager. In addition to administrating samples, the Sample Lab Technician is responsible for maintaining an inventory of samples and sample lab supplies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Working Schedule: Monday – Friday (7 am – 3:30 pm)
Work Environment: Laboratory and Industry Food Processing Facility
Interested parties can apply at the following link:
Department: MFG Management
Post End Date: 01/30/2021
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Site Leader
Position Supervises: Plant Operations Resource Leader
Pay Level: 9-11
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Summary:Supervise and control all planning, coordination and direction of production activities, ensuring maximum operating efficiency and product quality. Develop operations resource leaders to maintain and improve plant performance. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions:
Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:
Leadership Behaviors: Achieves Results through Teamwork, Coaches and Develops Others, Communicates Effectively and Candidly, Executes with Excellence, Leads Change and Innovation, Leads through Positive Influence, Provides Clear and Strategic Direction, Puts the Customer First. For more information on the Kroger Leadership Behavior model, click here.
Education Level: Bachelor's Desired
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
States: Idaho; Montana; Oregon; Washington
Keywords: Baking, Operations, Leadership, Manager, Production,
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Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager
Accountability Objective and Areas of Responsibility:
The Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager (QA/FS Manager) is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining all aspects of food safety, regulatory and quality assurance programs. This includes monitoring and ensuring compliance with USDA, FSMA, BRC, HACCP standards by all departments, and oversight of all Safe Food Quality Institute (SFQI) renewals and customer driven vendor audits.
The QA/FS Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining all aspects of the Crisis Management Program for company and other related facilities (as appropriate). This includes leading the Product Traceability Initiative (PTI) effort at the company facility, reviewing current procedures with regular spot checks, and continued exploration of the best PTI solutions (i.e., bar coding, software, hardware, cleaning frequencies). The QA/FS Manager is responsible to oversee and maintain the Trace Recall Program, leading the Mock Recall Team to ensure effective and timely recalls could be performed if required.
The QA/FS Manager is responsible for oversight of the Quality Control (QC) department, supervising the QC team, QA/FS Assistant, and all aspects of the company in-house laboratory. The QA/FS Director is responsible for ensuring that all tests are being performed in an accurate, safe and cost effective manner, and are comprehensively documented and recorded with a high level of accuracy
The QA&FS Manager is responsible for overseeing the Sanitation team to ensure that all production areas and equipment have adequate and appropriate SSOPs which are tested and confirmed to meet food safety requirements while mitigating product recall exposure.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
• Maintain soft and hard copies of BRC, HACCP and Food Safety Program as required.
• Respond to all required Corrective Actions associated with audits in a timely manner. Review all corrective actions and responses with Chief Operations Officer (COO) and appropriate supervisor(s). Confirm that all corrective actions and training have been performed and documented.
• Track and trend customer complaints and specification deviations for necessary quality control issues or improvements. Participate in compliant investigations and complete CAR reports and follow-ups as requested by Sales Department.
• Conduct internal audits on an annual basis or as required.
• Maintain HACCP manager and internal auditor certifications.
• Update and maintain document control on SharePoint website.
• Oversight of all plant sanitation schedules to confirm adequate and appropriate cleaning frequencies/methods are planned for each area, equipment and/or building. Approve of frequency changes as required.
• Oversight of annual review of hard and soft copies of MSDS files including binders located inrequired areas.
• Review Receiving Department’s SOP’s annually to ensure compliance with FSMA regulations and, prior to harvest each year, train new personnel and vendors on cross-contamination and foreign material risks and preventative procedures.
• Perform supervisorial responsibilities for QC and Sanitation personnel as required.
• All other duties as assigned
Execution of Responsibilities Include:
• All job functions and responsibilities are to be performed with food and employee safety as the highest priority.
• Attaining excellent results on BRC, HACCP, Regulatory, Food Safety and Customer Audits.
• Command an knowledge of all lab methods and testing procedures. Overall improvement of department functions as seen necessary.
• Respond to mock or actual Trace Recalls with accurate/comprehensive information and within established timeframes.
• Mitigate any potential food or employee safety hazard. Communicate risk and liability of
potential recall exposure to management on a timely and routine basis.
• Effective time management of annual projects and responsibilities. Maintaining costs within established project and field/phase budgets.
• Represent an image consistent with Company corporate philosophy.
The Quality Assurance & Food Safety Manager reports directly to the Chief Operations Officer (COO). All job functions shall be performed per Company Standard Operating Procedures and Employee Handbook. Any deviations shall be reported and approved by the supervisor.
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Job Title: Formulation Chemist | Post Processing Manager
Department: Manufacturing Operations
Location: Estacada, OR
Reports To: General Manager
Polaris Innovations, LLC operates as a large-scale hemp manufacturing facility. The company was founded and organized to provide retail and business-to-business CBD solutions to a broad consumer base. Our Mission is to enrich the lives of those around us through our commitment to the distribution and development of CBD solutions. PJV will utilize the operating and manufacturing experience and expertise of its senior leadership team to coach and develop a team with a focus on cGMP manufacturing specification and future FDA regulations. PJV delivers trusted B2C and B2B products in both national and international markets with first-in-class product offerings that emphasize the company's core values: Honest Business Practices, Product Integrity and a Family-focus. As we grow our business we are seeking out team members that possess high-character, a passion for helping others and a desire to be great!
The formulation chemist is a part of the post processing team. The chemist’s responsibilities include formulating for the current portfolio of products and working with our extraction expert toward innovation. The individual will collaborate in the development of new products from concept to commercialization including base innovation, product re-formulations, cost optimization and quality initiatives. The individual in this role must possess a strong knowledge of technical principles and product scaling methods. The formulation chemist will work concurrently in formulations and the post processing lab taking extracted oil through phases of refinement to varying finished products.
The position will require interfacing cross-departmentally within Operations in supply chain, packaging and quality and in Marketing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Quality Assurance Manager
Job Definition: This position is responsible for training and monitoring all Quality Assurance activities in accordance with USDA, National Frozen Foods standards, and customer specifications. This position promotes positive team member philosophies in all aspects of daily plant and lab operations.
Ability to train others in job functions, as well as in group settings
Manages daily lab activities
Competitive wages and excellent benefits package.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS, PLEASE SUBMIT A RESUME TO:
BERNADETTE KINTZ, HR/OFFICE MANAGER
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2021
National Frozen Foods Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions for all applicants and employees will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other characteristics protected under local, state or federal law.
Recipe Developer and QA Lead Tech.
Recipe Development: Lead the creation of new products and potential reformulation or ingredient shifts of current line.
QA Lead Tech: Tests and inspects products at various stages of the production process, maintain quality and food safety of products by performing the following duties.
About Us: Toby’s Family Foods is a fiercely independent, family-owned, and mission driven business that has operated since the 1970’s in Eugene / Springfield. We have a facility dedicated to our products and unique food manufacturing equipment. We are a growing, multi-regional producer of top-quality salad dressings, tofu spreads, and organic juices, lemonades, teas, and smoothies under the Toby’s and Genesis brands.
Your Role: The ideal candidate has many years’ experience in the food development field or getting a food scientist degree and is enthusiastic about working in a healthy environment and brining innovative and quality products to market.
• Selects products for testing at specified stages in the production process, and tests for a variety of qualities including chemical/physical characteristics, microbiological integrity, allergen presence and sensory evaluation requiring taste & smell.
• Analyzes incoming ingredients assuring compliance to specifications.
• Performs Quality Team Audits, including Good Manufacturing Practices and Housekeeping.
• Help maintain compliance in Food Safety, SQF, GMP, FSMA, Regulation and Safety.
• Records and evaluates test data, alerting Management to any deviations from specifications.
• Prepares necessary reagents needed for laboratory functioning.
• Maintains lab equipment and supplies.
• Interfaces with work teams; acts as technical support in areas such as Quality Control techniques, Good Manufacturing Practices, and product quality/safety.
• Maintain Good Laboratory Practices (GLP's)
• Knowledge and understanding of finished product specifications and expectations.
• Conducts pre-operative inspections.
• Ability to work as team and autonomously.
• Maintain records and documentation integrity.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, technical procedures, and regulations.
• Ability to write routine reports and business correspondence.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other work groups in a professional manner.
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts.
• Ability to apply concepts such as fraction, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts
• Basic computer skills and knowledge of word processing and spread sheet programs.
• Knowledgeable or ability to learn laboratory equipment commonly used in the food industry (examples, but not limited to pH meters, allergen testing, pipetting/ liquid handling, viscometers, etc.)
• Understanding of calibration programs of food testing equipment.
We would like to meet you! Please drop off your resume at our office between 9am-4pm Monday-Friday or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1160 Shelley St.
Springfield, OR 97477
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