Product Development & Ingredient Innovations, Research & Development, Sensory
“Endeavor to Build Value Through Unyielding Curiosity & Imagination.” Innovation, along with Quality/Safety and Advocacy are our three core differentiating values. This role brings to life our value of Innovation on a daily basis.
This unique opportunity is titled “Hemp Formulator;” and it is our “Terpenes Alchemist.” Are you experienced in formulating hemp or cannabis products with botanical terpenes? Are you interested in how they apply to high-flying opportunities in the consumer, therapeutic and cannabis spaces? Do you have a nose and a passion for cannabis?
You would formulate and blend products primarily for our Live Resin and Live Alchemy premium lines, as well as hemp strains to achieve novel product combinations. You’ll perform validation and stability studies, analyze data, and generate reports. Your approach is disciplined with good documentation and lab notebook practices, and whether you have worked in an ISO/FSSC/GMP facility before, you value a commitment to the highest standards of Quality. You’re collaborative, working with R&D, Production Operations, and sometimes even with Sales speaking to customers.
We are on a fast-growth trajectory. This position is offered with a competitive base salary, bonus, and equity. We are currently based on Hayden Island and SE 6th and Burnside in Portland, Oregon. January 2022, we are scheduled to move to our new, state-of-the-art showcase facility in Hillsboro, Oregon.
At True Terpenes, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. True Terpenes is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
What You Should Already Know and Do
Cannabis or hemp extraction experience
Some knowledge or experience formulating with botanical terpenes
Knowledgeable in cannabinoid chemistry and pharmacology
Experience in formulating isolated strain and multi-strain concentrate products with an emphasis on terpene preservation
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline preferred
Demonstrated clear, direct, inclusive communication style
Highly motivated to work in a fast paced environment with frequent change and innovation
What Makes for Success at True Terpenes
The Team Over Self – driving for team achievement over individual achievement; inspiring others to succeed; practicing humility to develop ourselves and each other
Efficiency – prioritizing and understanding the activities that will drive business goals; organizing work for efficient completion; taking the work out of “work”
Ownership & Initiation – independently taking action; sense of ownership and accountability
Collaboration & Trust – building trust and quality relationships by including all points-of-view and through clarity in frequent communication, transparency, shared accountability, ethics, and buy-in to common outcomes
Flexible in Thought & Agile in Action – thinking critically; solving problems and making quality decisions through assimilation of new information
Persistence – overcoming challenging obstacles or trying new and creative solutions regardless of the resources at hand
Additional Salary Information: The position comes with benefits and equity!
About True Terpenes
We empower people to feel precisely how they want to feel.
Based in Portland, Oregon True Terpenes sets the industry standard for the highest quality, most thoroughly tested and trusted terpenes (pure aromatics) on the market. We are experts in our field and trusted producers of precision terpene blends, particularly for quality-driven producers at all production scales.
Our products are tested to the most demanding safety standards available. Formulated, blended, packed and labeled in cGMP facilities certified by FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001:2015 standards.
Our on staff scientists have curated a library of detailed plant analytics and extensive on-site research and development. We share our expertise in pure aromatics to help our domestic and international customers create safe, beneficial, high-quality products within a myriad of industries.
* 2018 Best Organic Terpenes - Terpenes & Testing
* 2019 Small Business Innovation Award
* 2019 Terpestival Award