Technologist I Food

Date: 8 Nov 2023

Location: Downers Grove, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Food Technologist I
Join this dynamic team focused on delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey 
The Opportunity 

This entry level lab based position will be expected to work both independently and in conjunction with their Manager and other Food Technologists on the development of food and supplement application projects from concept through execution (development formats include powders, ready-to-eat, ready-to-drink (etc…)). Successful candidates will be passionate about product development and maintain a positive mindset, passion for health and wellness categories is a plus. The ability to juggle multiple projects and apply critical thinking, organizational, communication and analytical skills is essential.


Note: This is a lab position where all food allergens (milk, soy, nuts, peanuts, wheat, egg, etc…) are present.  This person will be involved in tasting a variety product types and subsequently exposed to them. 


Reports to the New Product Development (NPD) Manager.


  • Follow specified formulas and processing instructions to create product bases.
  • Develop foods and supplements including: focusing primarily on powders with some ready-to-drink beverages, ready-to-eat foods, capsule, and/or tablets.
  • Create and flavor prototypes.
  • Organizes sensory panels. Refines formulations until desired characteristics are achieved.
  • Oversees pilot plant experiments and scale-up manufacturing runs
  • Initiates raw material, scale-up, and factory trial analytical testing.
  • Enters raw material specifications and formulas into product development software.
  • Reformulates to bring product formulations into compliance with changing government regulations or customer requirements.
  • Monitors product stability.

The Skills you will bring to the team

  • 4 year bachelors degree in food science or related degree
  • 0-4 years of relevant experience working in the food, beverage or dietary supplement industry; prior development and knowledge of dietary supplements is an advantage.

If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please apply!
Where and how you will work  
The opportunity will be based in Downers Grove, IL fully onsite.
What we would like to offer you!  
The opportunity to develop your career on a global stage, continuous learning through an on-demand learning platform, and a competitive compensation package including staff discounts, generous family leave policy, health & dental plan, competitive salary, 401K.  
About Glanbia  
The Glanbia Group comprises three divisions: Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Nutritional's, and Joint Ventures. Collectively and with our partners we offer an incredible breadth of expertise in nutrition. We employ a team of 6,000 people, work with global food and beverage companies, and sell our award-winning and market-leading products in 130 countries worldwide.  
At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a variety of candidates, we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

At Glanbia, our culture celebrates individuality, knowing that together we are more.

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