R&D Technologist
Job Details
Woodland Office - Woodland, CA

I - General tasks:

The R&D Technologist is responsible for La Tourangelle’s new products, line extensions and product improvement.  He/she will be the technical lead for all innovation and new products and processes from concept to commercialization. Stays abreast of the latest Food Technology, Food Safety government laws / regulations and policies and utilizes the information to guide development.


II - Duties and Essential Functions:

  • Executes product development projects including:  formulation development, bench top testing, sensory evaluation, obtaining and evaluating new raw materials (ingredients) as applicable, documenting all testing undertaken within the project and the results.
  • Responsible for Product Label revision and approvals, development of nutritional facts, allergen labeling and ingredient declaration, and keeping up-to-date on current labeling regulations and requirements.
  • Responsible for ensuring cross functional teams (QA, Sourcing, Production & Operations) are accountable for all new products and revisions execution.
  • Obtain required documentations (Organic, Kosher, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Gluten Free) for new suppliers.
  • Completes accurate documentation of formulas at all stages of development. 
  • Identifies and resolves technical conflicts, including resources, to ensure projects meet business expectations.


III - Qualifications:

  • Develop written and oral communication skill.  
  • Ability to manage and multitask with attention to details.
  • Ability to provide teaching skills to foster a corporate culture of responsiveness and awareness, self-regulation, challenge of status quo and continuous improvement in order to achieve the highest level of compliance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook and Excel programs. Ability to create, use and interpret scientific tables, charts and graphs.
  • Previous experience in a food production environment, and maintaining certification programs.
  • Retail labeling regulations knowledge preferred.
  • Spanish communication skill an asset.


La Tourangelle is a small business that requires team work and flexibility in work assignment.

As a team member, his/her feedback and improvement suggestions are encouraged and appreciated.

As a team member, he/she is expected to maintain and promote team spirit and good communication between personnel.

Participation in inter departments meetings is encouraged and appreciated.

Participation in team building events and any advice to help build a successful team is valued and appreciated.


This job description may change at any time as the company needs and objectives evolve.

Thank you for being part of the La Tourangelle team!