Food Chemistry, Product Development & Ingredient Innovations, Research & Development
WTI, Inc. is an established locally owned family business in Jefferson, GA that manufactures food ingredients for the food industry for food we eat every day. We are looking for an energetic, self-starting Formulation Chemist to contribute to our Research and Technology division. If you are interested in becoming an important part of what people eat every day, please apply.
Job Summary: The Formulation Chemist position is a hands-on leader with proven, new product development experience and strong knowledge of chemical composition, properties, structures and reactions to create innovative products utilizing unique chemistries from concept through commercialization. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, creative, and curious, experimenting with novel ingredients and their functional properties, developing formulations, and working cross-functionally to prepare products to meet the unique needs of the food industry. This position reports to Vice President, Research and Technology.
Role and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to: • Develop and validate novel chemistries to generate functional molecules that can be utilized as enhancing and problem-solving food ingredients • Develop new, clean label, innovative functional food ingredients based on market trends and identified industry needs • Develop/Formulate food-grade raw materials including powders, liquid, gels to meet specific industry standard and consumer need • Investigate formulation patterns, fundamental interaction of raw substances, actual formulations and ingredients and the related standards and properties of formulation materials • Work with bench-scale and pilot scale equipment to develop and formulate materials • Analyze/interpret data and provide guidance on further research taking into consideration regulatory compliance and cost-in-use limitations. • Work with 3rd parties to develop research programs or identify licensing opportunities. • Inspire and activate idea generation for R&D • Working knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations concerning food ingredients • Build an intimate knowledge of production and delivery systems for functional food ingredients in food applications such as meat and poultry, dairy, bakery, produce, pet food, etc. • Stay abreast on opportunities within the clean label ingredients market for the introduction of either existing or new and innovative functional food ingredients • Strengthen the R & D department by contributing innovative ideas, expertise, knowledge, high professional standards, team spirit and pride in the Company • Closely work with cross-functional team to assess and qualify new raw material vendors • Assists in the development and maintenance of timelines, resource allocations and budgets for projects assigned • Communicates, in a timely manner, pertinent information regarding formulation, project status, costing, results, etc. to all stakeholders • Other duties as assigned
WTI, Inc. offers excellent benefits including 401k, health insurance, and paid time off.
WTI, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WTI, Inc does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
Qualifications and Education Requirements: • MS or PhD degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry • Minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience mandatory • Food Ingredient experience preferred. • Proficiency in MS Office applications • Strong understanding of concepts/interactions related to the study of chemical formations • Knowledge of ingredients, formulating methods, delivery systems, product design, product quality standards and food safety. • Demonstrates sound technical, analytical and problem-solving skills • Naturally creative and curious, with a strong action orientation, and desire to identify novel ideas • Proven, reliable self-starter, able to work effectively with minimal supervision • Patient and persistent, creative and open minded • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds • Thrive and excel in a fast paced, demanding environment
• Travel: Up to 20%
• Work Authorization: United States (Required)
About WTI, Inc.
WTI, Inc. is an established locally owned family business in Jefferson, GA that manufactures
ingredients for the food industry for food we eat every day. Our ingredients improve food quality, produce cleaner labels, keep food safe, and extend shelf-life. Our solutions are used in meat, poultry and seafood; prepared foods, including ready meals; fruit and vegetables; sauces, dips and dressings; and pet food.
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