Research & Development Technologist

Fresh Ideas & Solutions Inc.
Maple Ridge
Posted On
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:40

Job Description - Research & Development Technologist

Fresh Ideas & Solutions Inc. is a multi-faceted food consulting company and manufacturer, in business since 1999 and based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. We are an organic and gluten-free certified manufacturer of custom dry ingredient blends, as well as consulting professionals providing creative and innovative technical and marketing services to entrepreneurs and food companies.

Fresh Ideas & Solutions Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic Research & Development Technologist to join our team of professional food scientists in a dynamic environment.

Reporting directly to the Research & Development Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with clients and an interdisciplinary team to manage and lead multiple R&D projects from the development stage to commercialization.
  • Sourcing and qualifying new ingredients, packaging, equipment, suppliers, and copacking facilities on a project basis.
  • Coordinating in-house sensory evaluations.
  • Coordinating shelf life and microbiological testing of products with contract laboratories.
  • Conducting laboratory analysis of food products (pH, water activity, moisture, etc.).
  • Assisting quality assurance personnel as required.
  • Some travel will be required.


  • Minimum bachelor degree or diploma in food science from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in research & development in the food industry, preference provided to those with experience in food production environment.
  • Strong culinary skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written).
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a cross functional team environment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Canadian and USA food and labelling regulations would be an asset.
  • Previous experience with Genesis nutrition labelling software would be an asset.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Own use of vehicle.

To apply for this full-time, permanent position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Samantha Daskis, General Manager at

We appreciate your interest in our company and will contact only those candidates who are eligible for an interview.

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