Full Job Description
WHO WE ARE
We’re Talking Rain, and we’re so much more than water. We build flavorful brands, like Sparkling Ice and Talking Rain Sparkling Waters, creating connections with every sip! Want to get to know us better? Click to learn about us and our careers. You can also follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
When it comes to success, we know we’re only as strong as our team. We empower our Rain Makers to forge the way—finding opportunity at the intersection of what they love, what we need, and where they thrive.
Leverage technical knowledge of formulation, flavors and ingredients to develop amazing beverages that consumers love and seek. This Food Scientist position will work on beverage formulation projects from benchtop idea to commercialization, using knowledge of flavors and flavor chemistry to develop formulas and provide direction in product formulations.
This position uses gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy for flavor analysis and formulation of beverages; homogenizer(s) for formulating and optimizing beverage emulsions and processing beverages in addition to using UHT/HTST pasteurizing processes; and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for formulating beverage emulsions. The Colorimeter and UV-VIS spectrophotometry is utilized for colorimetric analysis of beverages used for optimizing and formulating new beverages; Genesis SQL nutrition labeling software is used for nutritional analysis of new product products; and this position uses a Particle Size Analyzer for formulating beverage emulsions and optimizing beverage stability and a Tunnel Pasteurizer for beverage processing. Knowledge of application and detailed understanding of food color and flavor applications is utilized in beverage formulation.
The Food Scientist at Talking Rain will study methods to improve aspects of beverages, such as composition, flavor, color, texture, and convenience; provide technical food science perspective for new and optimization projects, including labeling, claim, and ingredients; conduct research and development regarding new products; and provide continuing support of existing products through commercialization and start up. He or she will research ingredients, beverage, and flavor technology, and their impact on functionality, overall stability, and shelf-life, and will evaluate inventory of lab ingredients and materials to develop quality assurance processes.
This position actively identifies opportunities to solve product quality problems, to improve efficiency and reduce costs, partners with our supplier network to deliver meaningful impact to the company, and ensures that food safety, quality, and GMP practices are always followed, notifying immediate manager of any food safety and/or quality issues. The Food Scientist will analyze and present project results and potential next steps to internal stakeholders.
Master’s degree in Food Science or the foreign degree equivalent;
3 years of experience as a professional food scientist or beverage scientist, or a closely related food science position, including one year of experience with gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), homogenizer, colorimeter and UV-VIS spectrophotometry, particle size analyzer, Genesis SQL nutrition labeling software, Pasteurization processing by HTST/UHT, and, Application of food colors and food flavors in beverages.
Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or a closely related field, or the foreign degree equivalent; and,
5 years of progressive post baccalaureate experience as a professional food scientist or beverage scientist or a closely related position, including one year of specific experience as described above.
WHAT WE OFFER
Nothing makes a great job even better than throwing in a few perks, and we want to equip our Rain Makers with everything they need to maintain their health and well being. That means things like...
Three Weeks of Vacation. And that's just to start. Spend some time with us, and you could get to six weeks!
Six Weeks of Paid Parental Leave. Moms and dads get to spend time at home bonding with their new addition (whether it arrives by birth, fostering, or adoption). We also have great short term disability coverage for birth mothers!
401k with Immediate Vesting. With matched contributions and investment customization, we'll help build a plan to reach your goals.
Gym Onsite with Free Personal Trainers. We're all about going the extra mile to keep our Rain Makers healthy and happy. We also provide reimbursements for community events and competitions like fun runs, triathlons, and cycling tours.
Snacks. Yes, we have snacks. Each building on campus is stocked with healthy snacks.
Free Parking. Whether you're driving a Prius, a Sprinter, or a minivan, we have a spot for you.
Medical/Dental/Vision. Not only we do we offer it, but our plans are excellent. Each is a PPO, and one is even free for Rain Makers!
Please note, eligibility for our full benefits package is based on an average of 30+ hours per week.