Research & Development Assistant I


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210 South Beck Avenue
Manufacturing and Operations



About us.

Founded in 1996, Arizona Nutritional Supplements (ANS) is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty supplements for private label for leading national and global marketers and retailers. The company’s high quality standards and superior customer service have attracted many of the leading sellers of supplements and driven rapid growth.

Our state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities in Chandler, Arizona, exceed cGMP standards and allow us to grow in anticipation of our customers’ needs. With over 350,000 square-feet of production and warehousing space, as well as continued expansion plans, ANS is equipped to bring its customers’ product vision to market. 


Assists R&D Manager with day to day tasks as needed. Weigh formula ingredients for individual trials and customer sample. Run pilots for new and/or existing products.


  • Essential Duties – Order does not necessarily indicate duty importance.
  • Follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Follow and ensure compliance to quality system and cGMP programs.
  • Assists in taste testing new trials/pilots for customers and set up tasting for Laboratory Services.
  • Make changes to formula as directed.
  • Blends bulk product and samples to send out to customers, once taste and formula is confirmed if applicable.
  • Runs encapsulation and/or compression pilots for new and existing products if applicable.
  • Assists other groups within R&D as directed.
  • Keep laboratory notebook up to date and record comments and changes based on pilot results and feedback from R&D Managers.
  • Enter and search for ingredient information using internal computer programs, including allergens, GM status, vegetarian, vegan and nutritional information as requested by R&D Managers.
  • Sets up tasting for new and expired flavors for R&D Manager so Lab Services can release the flavor for use in production if applicable.
  • Work closely with warehouse employees to pull, weigh, log and return ingredients from inventory when ingredients are low in the R&D inventory or are needed for pilots or customer samples. Travel to various company locations to pull needed ingredients if applicable. Clean and sanitize sampling or weigh up room after pulling ingredients.
  • Assist QA, production and R&D team when the quality of a product run by production is in question.
  • Maintain general organization, cleanliness and inventory of R&D laboratory by organizing materials and ingredients and maintaining related internal spreadsheets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.
  • Needs to be able to change priorities constantly as needed.





  • Non-supervisory role.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • One year work experience.
  • No certifications or licenses required.
  • Must have moderate math skills.
  • Moderate reading skills required.
  • Must have basic computer skills in MS Office.
  • Must have moderate language skills.
  • Must have moderate writing skills.
  • Must be willing to learn new tasks and procedures.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively perform all essential position duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation without posing a direct safety threat to others or self.
  • Maintains a regular and dependable work attendance record with few instances of unplanned and/or unexpected absence.
  • Machines Typically Operated - Computer, scale, mixer, dishwasher, pallet jack, forklift, oscillating grinder, encapsulation machine and compression machine