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Lab Technician, Product Development

Research & Development
180947 Requisition #
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About Herbalife Nutrition


Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier.  We have been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages.  Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent distributor, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.


Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated distributors in more than 90 countries.  

Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

Herbalife has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and our shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.



Under supervision and guidance of R&D scientist/engineer, the lab technician will perform product development tasks. These tasks require a basic understanding of laboratory practices, and mathematical and scientific principles, and encompass a variety of responsibilities ranging from maintaining raw material inventory, preparing bench top samples, to supporting pilot/plant trials. Duties will be performed at HLF product development laboratories in Torrance, CA or other locations, as required. Display attitude reflective of high performer: positive, proactive, productive, focused, and informed.



  • Prepare bench top samples for internal and external evaluation, with minimal supervision.
  • Evaluate and test in-coming raw materials, blends, and finished products, as directed.
  •  Ensure all raw materials and laboratory supplies are properly tracked and in inventory.
  •  Perform basic chemical, physical and product performance test on finished products, as directed. Record and publish results.
  • Collect data and communicate observations to the scientists/engineers.
  • Record all experiments and results in laboratory notebook and/or batch records, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • As required and under supervision, R&D tasks will be performed at HLF manufacturing facilities, Contract Manufacturers, etc. to assist scientist/engineers with pilot/plant trials.
  • Perform and log daily maintenance and calibration of lab equipment.
  • Maintain raw material COA Database and ensure a copy of current SOPs and COAs are available in the lab for reference.
  •  Maintain laboratory workspace and equipment in a clean and orderly state.
  • Adhere to company established Lab Safety & EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) Policies and Procedures to ensure safe work environment.
  • Comply with GLP and GMP Regulations.
  • Perform other related duties as needed.




  • Ability to take priorities and direction from supervisor, and ensure that tasks are delivered in a timely, accurate, and organized manner.  
  • Ability to work on several projects at a time.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to work on teams.
  • Work within standards of food development laboratory.
  • Team oriented interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage data and information in MS Office; Excel, Word and Outlook


  • Preference given to candidates with food preparation experience
  • 2-4 years of related industry experience 


  • High School Diploma and/or Associate degree 


  • College Degree in Food or related scientific discipline.
  • Experience working in laboratory environment.
  • Experience working in a GMP environment.

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