BrucePac is a growing company looking for talented and motivated individual to join our R&D team. We provide an excellent working environment, competitive pay, top-tier benefits and opportunity for advancement.
BrucePac has a long history of creative Research and Development with an extensive knowledge that spans multiple cooked protein items and species. We combine a wide range of cooking methods and packaging options to produce top quality fully-cooked proteins for our customers
Primary Purpose: Oversee and participate in product and process development of fully cooked protein products.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assist Director of R&D to supervise R&D staff, including training and overseeing of daily activities in the pilot plant 2. Investigate opportunities for continuous improvement in current products and production processes 3. Write product formulations 4. Conceive and develop new meat products to fit our customer’s needs 5. Research ingredients and food technologies that are pertinent to the meat industry 6. Assist Director of R&D in ingredient management, ingredient rationalization, and ingredient testing 7. Support the maintenance of electronic database of projects and formulations and timely documentation of results in database note files. Generate simple format reports, as directed. 8. Assist with duties of Director of R&D when Director is absent 9. Create ingredient statements and nutritional information for new products 10. Track R&D project progression and success rate 11. Source new ingredients and build relationships with ingredient suppliers 12. Monitor first production runs 13. Work with sales on developing customer relationships, educating customers on our capabilities, conducting demonstrations and customer visits
Minimum Qualifications: 1. A bachelor’s degree in food science, meat science, animal science, or related field. Experience in cooked meat commercial production or a meat lab preferred. 2. Speak, read, and write English fluently and persuasively 3. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft office suite and Excel in particular 4. Basic arithmetic
BrucePac is an equal opportunity employer and encourages anyone regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, or age to apply for any posted position in which they are think they are qualified.
BrucePac is a growing family owned meat processor headquartered in Woodburn, Oregon. Our state-of-the-art facilities are USDA inspected, Total Quality Control managed and HACCP disciplined. The in-house Microbiological Laboratory, Research & Development Department and staff of committed team members have helped us develop the most efficient, convenient, quality based and affordable meats in the marketplace today.