R&D Technician – Seasonal (Summer 2020 Opportunity)
DIANA FOOD provides high added value natural ingredients to its customers in the agro-food industry around the world. From a natural range of fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood products processed into concentrates, powders, flakes and pieces, DIANA FOOD offers solutions with both sensorial (taste, color, texture and visual impact) and nutritional benefits (Health& Nutrition, food preservation).With a unique position in its markets, DIANA FOOD bases its business on a deep biosciences expertise, reinforced by a multi-stream mastery from vegetables to meat and seafood raw materials, all to ensure food safety and traceability.
We are currently looking for an Applications Technologist and fellow foodie to join our team in Silverton, Oregon! This role will be responsible for collaborating with Sales, R&D, our Category Managers, and our Global TSS teams to drive our category strategies and customer initiatives.
Responsibilities: Supports Sales and Categories by developing new and creative prototypes for demonstrating the Company’s ingredients to customers through project work and proactive presentations. Takes proactive approach in internal testing (taste, stability, performance etc.) of new ingredients through application development. Participates in on-site customer support, as well as provides technical assistance and ingredient expertise to customers for problem solving and product development. Manages Diana Food's formulation library. Provides technical applications support for customer visits and trade shows. Uses knowledge of food ingredient development as well as processing and equipment technologies, while applying them to projects. Maintains a safe and clean work environment. Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications: BS in Food Science; 3-5 years of food industry experience; Culinary experience a plus; Understanding the function of ingredients and how they interact with common ingredients in a variety of food applications; Strong formulation skills and understanding of food applications; Solid organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and assignments; High energy, creativity, dedication, personal ownership, and intellectual curiosity and willing to continually learn; Ability to work independently and collaboratively; Approach problem solving and challenges with a positive attitude; Confident, articulate and professional speaking abilities in front of customers;and Ability to travel - both domestic and international.
Our Offer: We offer Competitive pay, Medical/Dental/Vision benefits, 401k, generous paid time off, flexible work schedule, STD, LTD, Perks at Work employee discount program, Pet Insurance, Fitness/Gym allowance and much more!
R&D Technician – Seasonal (Summer 2020 Opportunity)
Summary: We are currently seeking a R&D technician at our production site in Silverton Oregon. This position will be responsible traveling to our farm sites to collect corn samples for analysis. Additional responsibilities include, data entry, sample preparation and sample shipment and other related laboratory responsibilities.
Responsibilities: Drive to corn farms for sampling Corn Field Sampling Sugar Analysis Raw material and ingredient sampling Sample Storage Data entry Brix Testing Solids Testing Moisture Analysis Particle Size Analysis Color Analysis Set up for QA Sensory Outgoing Sample Prep
Qualifications: Clean Driving Record Good communication skills. Be able to communicate in written and verbal English. Proficient in Microsoft excel and word. Previous experience in a laboratory environment is a plus. Ability to multitask Education: 1. Minimum of college level chemistry courses preferred. 2. The ideal candidate has one or more years working in a lab environment.
Our Offer: Competitive pay, Medical/Dental/Vision benefits, 401k, generous paid time off, flexible work schedule, STD, LTD, Perks at Work employee discount program, Pet Insurance, Fitness/Gym allowance and much more!
If interested please email a professional resume to Michele James (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Regulatory Compliance Supervisor
Internship – Regulatory Compliance
Internship – QC & Food Safety
Harry & David is a leading gourmet gift company and a top 100 Internet Retailer. With a 75-year reputation for genuine farm-to-table freshness and unsurpassed quality, Harry & David is legendary for products such as the Fruit-of-the-Month Club® gifts, Royal Riviera® Pears, Oregold® Peaches, and Moose Munch® gourmet caramel popcorn made in our own confectionery. We are the nation's foremost purveyor of gourmet fruit and food gifts through our premier direct marketing and e-commerce techniques. We offer a great corporate culture, competitive salary, and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision. If you love our gourmet food as much as we do, you will also enjoy our generous employee discount on all of our delectable Harry & David products. Harry & David is part of the 1-800-Flowers.com Family of Brands
Regulatory Compliance Supervisor
The Regulatory Compliance Supervisor is responsible for creating and reviewing labels and artwork in accordance with the FDA labeling laws. Supports team members by reviewing ingredients, components and preprinted packaging for purchase availability as well as for incoming inspection. Reviews co-manufactured items for required labeling, testing and safe delivery method. Reviews reusable products for regulatory compliance and confirms all required testing is conducted and passes Federal and State regulations. Assists with sensory evaluations and kitchen trials as requested. The Regulatory Compliance Supervisor will update and maintain records in the department databases. This position may supervise one or more Regulatory Compliance team members.
Internship – Regulatory Compliance
Harry & David is looking for a student interested in Regulatory Compliance for a paid Summer 2020 internship at our Medford location. Our internship offers the chance to join one of Jackson County's premier employers and apply their education and experience in a practical setting. is seeking an undergraduate student studying Nutrition, Food Science or related field to join our Regulatory Compliance team for a summer internship. The Regulatory Compliance Intern will work with team members to gain food industry experience by reviewing ingredients, components and preprinted packaging for accuracy and FDA compliance.
Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of executive management.
Harry & David is looking for a student interested in the Food Safety & Quality control realm for a paid Summer 2020 internship at our Medford, OR location. Our internship offers the chance to join one of Jackson County's premier employers and apply their education and experience in a practical setting. This intern will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Food Safety team with exciting projects and daily duties in a food production/ gift assembly and plant environment. Major responsibilities of the internship position are listed below. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of executive management.
To apply , please visit www.harryanddavid.com/h/careers or email your cover letter and resume to Alyssa Teterud, SHRM-SCP at email@example.com.
Faculty Research Assistant
OSU Seafood Lab
The Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Fixed-Term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
The Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station/Seafood Research & Education Center (OSU Seafood Lab) is an off-campus unit of the OSU Agricultural Experiment Station and is located in Astoria, OR. The OSU Seafood Lab is the largest seafood research center in the nation with 4-tenure track Food Scientist that specialize in research and outreach that promotes product development, utilization, quality and safety of seafood. The OSU Seafood Lab facilities include 15,000 sq. ft. of state of the art laboratories, a pilot plant and office space dedicated to seafood research. We are located along the Columbia River with 5 small to large seafood processors in the immediate vicinity. All faculty at the OSU Seafood Laboratory are members of the OSU Department of Food Science & Technology and we have strong collaborations with our sister experiment station in Portland, the OSU Food Innovation Center.
This position is dependent on successful securing of contracts, grants, and training workshop income by faculty at the OSU Seafood Lab and by the successful candidate. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal, depending on the candidate performance and/or funding. The expected start date is July 1, 2020 or possibly earlier.
The Seafood Specialist will collect/provide objective, science-based information related to the OSU Seafood Lab mission. The Seafood Specialist will engage in scholarly activities, conducting research, contributing to and writing manuscripts; and outreach efforts. This position also involves communication and coordination for faculty led workshops and trainings. Additional activities include working with client-service programs on potential research and development projects/service fee contracts.
Conduct laboratory analysis including designing experiments, data analysis, and writing reports to cover a wide range of seafood research, including research and development (R&D), quality, food safety, etc.
Analyze data, conduct statistical analysis, summarize research outcomes, and establish reasoned conclusions.
Write materials that will be included in published works (scientific papers, reports, book chapters) and give presentations and conferences and workshops.
30% TRAINING and WORKSHOPS
Includes organization, coordination, recruitment and/or curriculum development for faculty led workshops and trainings at the OSU Seafood Lab.
10% LABORATORY MANAGEMENT
Assist with operation and use of all laboratory equipment. Train and supervise students; ensure laboratory cleanliness, periodic equipment inspection, preventative maintenance and performing basic laboratory analysis; perform statistical analyses of data using standard software programs; provide accurate and actionable reports with conclusions and recommendations from either research or service fee activities; and ensure projects are delivered to successful completion.
10% PILOT PLANT MANAGEMENT
Assist with operation and use of pilot plant equipment.
Supervise students, externs, and interns associated with the OSU Seafood Lab, including planning and assigning work.
5% OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
Other duties that may be assigned include tours of the Seafood Lab, public outreach, and service on institutional and unit committees, and to enhance efforts for OSU to be a more diverse, inclusive and equitable institution.
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Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.
What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.
What you will do:
The Food Manufacturing Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the cheese department at the Boardman plant for efficient operations. Responsibilities include supervising Data Analyst, Technical Manager, Cheese Make, & Food Manufacturing Supervisors in the cheese department. Duties will also include assisting in managing the department, including payroll, scheduling, GMPs, SOP’s, safety, sanitation and operation of equipment and troubleshooting and solving problems with processing equipment, issue work orders.
Here’s a day in the life
Skills you’ll need:
EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED required. A Bachelor’s degree is a plus.
EXPERIENCE: 5 years of progressively responsible experience managing a manufacturing operation with supervisor experience. Experience supervising a unionized facility is a plus.
OTHER: Weekend and off-shift work is required. Duties may include repetitive motion of hands and lifting up to 45 pounds.Industry leading benefit and reward programs:
We believe in offering extremely high-level, comprehensive benefit programs to our employees.
For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace.
TCCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that abides by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or national origin; or their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities. Moreover, TCCA abides by federal and state laws requiring TCCA to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
This position is offered by a recruiter, Connie Dorigan
Maintenance/Reliability Supervisor, Food Processing, Portland, OR
Responsible for working with and developing, managing and leading a world-class maintenance organization for maintaining the Company's long-term competitiveness. This position requires the ability to demonstrate excellent team building, people management, and leadership skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, including face to face, written, and presentation skills, and excellent external and internal functional/ cross-functional communications skills.
The ideal candidate will have/be:
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You must be authorized to work in the United States
Foodwit is a regulatory & scientific compliance firm offering outsourced services and turnkey regulatory and scientific support for companies large and small. Our clients include market-leading e-commerce companies, raw material manufacturers, quick service restaurants, and global consumer packaged goods companies.
Posted: December 17, 2019 Application Review Begins: January 26, 2020 Start Date: March 2, 2020
Organization Description Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP) is an award-winning non-profit organization that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: access to healthful food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, PFTP is strengthening communities, preventing waste, and creating sustainable, cost-free ways for low-income families to obtain locally-grown fruit. We believe in honoring and respecting the diversity of the Portland neighborhoods in which we operate, and recognize the importance of bringing diverse communities together to work towards a just and sustainable future.
Since its founding in 2007, PFTP has hosted over 775 harvest events, founded five Community Orchards, and has led countless educational workshops on topics including fruit tree pruning and food preservation. After a comprehensive restructuring of the organization in 2018, PFTP is thrilled to welcome a new Executive Director to lead the organization forward. For more information about PFTP, visit www.portlandfruit.org
Position Summary PFTP’s Executive Director will be a highly skilled visionary and dynamic professional who is ready to take on the exciting and rewarding challenge of leading this revitalized organization into its next chapter. The Executive Director will serve as the leader of the organization, directing PFTP’s overall operations, finances, development strategies, programs, and personnel.
The Executive Director will ensure execution of PFTP’s mission, maintain and build strategic relationships, and represent the organization to the community at large. The Executive Director will also support the Board of Directors and serve as the primary liaison between the Board and Seasonal Staff. This is an opportunity, perhaps for a first-time ED, to play a key leadership role in a vibrant nonprofit organization, while making a difference for PFTP and the communities we serve.
Responsibilities Programs: Maintain oversight of programs, ensuring that programs are progressing on track to achieve strategic objectives. Direct program development and enhancements. Provide direction and support to program staff and interns, as needed. Ensure that safety and risk management protocols are thorough and being followed. Ensure that program data/results, participant stories, testimonials and photos are collected to document program impacts.
Fundraising: Direct fund development initiatives, ensuring that the goals and timelines of PFTP’s fundraising plan are achieved. Develop grants strategy and calendar, oversee development and submittal of high quality grant proposals and reports, conduct grant prospect research and build relationships with grant funders. Conduct donor campaigns and cultivate relationships with donors. Build relationships with businesses, design and sell sponsorships, and coordinate revenue-sharing partnerships.
Budget: Manage budgeting and finances, overseeing a modest but growing annual operating budget. Work with PFTP’s bookkeeper to maintain financial records, and manage/reconcile accounts. Manage and track income and expenses, including accounts payable and receivable. Write checks and ensure prompt payment of bills and invoices. Ensure consistent and thorough record-keeping and documentation.
Outreach: Provide direction and oversight for outreach, marketing, and communications, ensuring high quality and strategic communications in compliance with PFTP’s brand. Serve as lead contact for press/media inquiries, and represent PFTP in speaking engagements and networking events. Oversee website, social media, newsletter, and Annual Report. Provide guidance and oversight to Seasonal Staff in setting outreach targets and priorities, and coordinating outreach initiatives. Develop and maintain relationships with organizational partners.
Personnel: Supervise and support Seasonal Staff and Interns. Oversee work plans, and conduct performance reviews. Manage payroll and employee benefits. Provide training and orientation to employees as necessary, and encourage professional development in alignment with budget and employee work plan priorities. As necessary, hire and/or terminate employees. Manage external and internal contracts and ensure compliance with all policies & procedures.
Board Communication: Provide support to the Board of Directors and serve as liaison between Board and Staff. Present reports and proposals, and ensure that the Board has the information necessary to monitor progress and make informed decisions.
Required Qualifications Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, such as Public Administration, Nonprofit Management,
Natural Resource Management, Public Health, or another related field; OR Three years of work experience in a relevant field. - Minimum of five years of professional experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector. - Demonstrated relationships and/or past lived, professional, or volunteer experience with communities experiencing food or nutritional insecurity. - Proven success with grant writing and grant management. - Experience leading successful fund development efforts, including individual donor cultivation and campaigns, fundraising events, and sponsorships. - Experience in budgeting and financial management.
Characteristics & Skills: - Highly self-motivated and productive, able to succeed with minimal supervision. - Willingness and ability to take a hands-on role in all aspects of PFTP's operations. - Experience with meeting facilitation and group leadership. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills. - Demonstrated success in project and/or program management and evaluation. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. - Familiarity with Portland communities and local funding sources. Experience with partnership development and community outreach. - Ability to engage in positive, professional manner with diverse populations. - Flexible schedule to accommodate work on occasional evenings and weekends. - Strong computer skills, including familiarity with G Suite (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Calendar, etc.) and CRM systems. - Knowledge and interest in the issues of food justice, public health, community development, and/or urban agriculture. - Commitment to the mission of Portland Fruit Tree Project. Ability to attract, inspire, and motivate others.
Position Details Start Date: March 2, 2020 Employment Status: Full-time (40 hrs/wk), Salaried Exempt Employee Compensation: $45,000 1 FTE (potential 0.8 FTE / 32hrs/wk schedule if desired), plus Benefits Reports to: PFTP Board of Directors Work Location: Leaven Community Center, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR Benefits: Health Insurance Coverage; Retirement Plan; 8 days paid Holiday leave; 10 days Paid Time Off (both personal and sick); Flexible schedule; Remote working opportunities; Dog-friendly office; Office located in Leaven Community Center, which also houses a Swap & Play Cooperative Daycare, NE Portland Tool Lending Library, KitchenShare Northeast, and other engaging nonprofit organizations; Leaven also hosts multicultural events on a regular basis, and facilitates collaboration between the organizations in the building.
Statement of Diversity Portland Fruit Tree Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We especially encourage candidates from underrepresented racial, ethnic, religious, gender association, sexual orientation, economic, (dis)ability, and cultural backgrounds to apply.
How to Apply The review of applications will begin on January 26, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a combined Cover Letter and Resume PDF document via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Executive Director Application” in the subject line. Cover letter must address how the candidate meets the required qualifications for consideration, and address how they would manifest PFTP’s commitment to diversity in their leadership. No phone calls please.
Darigold has a great opportunity for a Personnel Scheduler to join our operations team in Portland and play a key role in contributing to supporting the team’s performance and strategic goals. As the Personnel Scheduler, you are responsible for scheduling all plant production and warehouse employees.
The ideal candidate for this role has some experience in scheduling, but is likely starting out in their career and is eager to get more hands-on experience and be a part of a great team. You’re also likely to have a keen eye for detail & are very organized; have a continuous improvement approach to your work; a do your best performance attitude; and excellent customer service skills. If you like what you’ve read & think this sounds like you, we invite you to join our team by applying at http://darigold.com/employment with your resume.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties as assigned)
- Schedules adequate staffing levels for a 24/7 production facility
- Reviews and approves vacation and holiday requests, consistent with staffing requirements and departmental policy and procedure.
- Maintains updated plant seniority list
- Manages all plant job bids
- Maintains skills and abilities worksheet
- Tracks weekly hours for plant employees to ensure maximum hours are not exceeded
- Collaborates with Production Planner to maximize labor usage
- Works closely with Production Supervisors and Plant Management to communicate scheduling changes
- Makes scheduling decisions based on the master schedule when it is necessary to call in additional staff or require overtime consistent with departmental budget.
- Maintains records concerning total positions, job bids, current vacancies, and availability of staff.
- Knows and upholds facility objectives, philosophies, policies and procedures
- Other tasks as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Must be able to execute weekly schedule and work effectively against time constraints
- Must have excellent communication skills
- Must maintain a positive working relationship with staff
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- B.S. degree in Operations Management, Food Science, or related field. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
- Demonstrated proficiency in PC-based applications like Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook
- Prior experience with scheduling in a production facility according to CBA guidelines is preferred
Darigold is known for delivering fresh, high quality, value-added dairy products to people, & customer-driven solutions to organizations, all around the globe. We are the 5th largest dairy Co-Op in the US & one of the largest privately held organizations headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We produce over 9 billion pounds of milk every year! Since 1918, our Farmer-owners have taken great pride in producing nutritious dairy products with unsurpassed quality. Our work environment provides a results driven, collaborative space, with open & transparent communication, & a culture of celebrating everyone’s wins. Our mid-size private business model provides the ability to have dynamic involvement at all levels of our organization. We’re also proud to say we offer an excellent Total Compensation Package & a few other unique perks to our industry!
At Darigold we embrace diversity & welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law- We’re proud to say we are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify- please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish.
Lead and manage the entire range of Food Safety and Quality programs, as defined in the Pepperidge Farm Quality Policies and CSC North American Quality Policies. Position has specific compliance, process, and consumer quality responsibilities. Position will manage a matrix relationship with Plant Manager to influence senior management on alignment of Quality strategies, Quality annual objectives, and Plant project plans. Individual will coordinate and deploy Quality Assurance programs across the site, and functional areas, and influence plant leadership with quality best practices.
• Minimum BS Food Science (or related degree), and a minimum 5-7 years of food industry quality plant/systems
experience with demonstrated achievement in Quality leadership.
• Expert abilities and decision quality in Food Safety, Regulatory, and Quality Systems and their application within
food processing. Facilitate and/or direct resolution to issues as it relates to food safety and quality.
• Expert knowledge in Sanitation and GMP Practices, familiarity with Pest Control programs and techniques
• Knowledge of Quality Standards, and Quality Policies, with skills and ability to execute against requirements.
• Knowledge and general business acumen to support and influence Manufacturing, including best practices and
• Knowledgeable in industry Food Safety/Quality audit practices, and skilled in adapting to achieve business best
• Capable of engaging other business units in the development and standardization of: Quality manuals, policies,
procedures, and data templates, audit standards and procedures, and Quality Key Performance Indicators.
• Knowledgeable in Statistical Process Control programs and Process capability studies.
• Ensures plant personnel are technically capable of handling non-routine quality system issues and that issues are
investigated, documented, and resolved.
• Record of leadership and demonstrated success in collaborative development, documentation, planning, and
implementation and continuous improvement of quality systems.
• Ability to drive facility leadership alignment on Quality objectives with an enterprise-wide mindset, and the
adaptation of structure, processes, and systems to achieve objectives.
• Capable of influencing development steps used in the Innovation and Commercialization process to leverage
Design in achieving consumer safety and quality objectives
• Assertive, outspoken, yet collaborative. Demonstrated skills influencing components of the company, tough-
mindedness, vision, and political savvy to manage internal and external relationships and situations.
• Dedicated work habits, takes initiative, sets high standards
• Knowledgeable and capable of collaboration on quality programs; drives improvement of consumer-based
• Awareness of Continuous Improvement tools.
• Ability to manage, coach, and develop people, talent, and skills needed for the job.
• Ability to demonstrate and execute against the Campbell leadership model
• Desired certifications: PCQI, HACCP, GFSI (SQF)
Travel is estimated at 5%-10%.
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