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R&D Technologist

Employer

Barry Callebaut

Posted

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Closes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Location

US Pennsauken, NJ

Function

Research and Development, Technical

Contract Type

Full Time

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Further information

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for R&D Technologist in United States (US) for US - Pennsauken. Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of our 8,500 Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines. In addition to sharing a passion for chocolate, Barry Callebaut employees live our other corporate values every day - customer focus, entrepreneurship, integrity and team spirit. We are committed to making sure that they have the right skills, know-how and deep understanding of our customers and their needs. Engaging and developing our employees is the key to our success. Because our business focus is so broad, the scope of career opportunities within Barry Callebaut can cover many functional areas.

 

Summary Job Description:

Under the direction of the R&D-Project manager, the R&D Food Technologist is responsible for the use of pilot plant equipment to develop new chocolate and compound products within country specific legal requirements, to customer specifications, and in a safe fashion.  Evaluation of the physical and chemical parameters of the products will be required using such analytical instruments as micrometers and viscometers.  The technologist must be able to follow directions and keep accurate, thorough written records that can be used to reproduce experimental conditions.  The R&D Food Technologist is working on customer projects under supervision of the R&D Project Manager and completes all data in the Project Database concerning lab samples produced and sent.  Will be required to fully understand the manufacturing process and the impact that various formulations and physical parameters have on processing.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare chocolate/compound samples in the laboratory in a timely manner and to meet project specifications.  Send these samples to customer with correct specification and accompanying shipment documentation.
  • Compile and analyze the results obtained in the production of the samples produced on the pilot equipment.
  • Assist Project Manager in the development of new formulations, management of existing recipes and management of customer projects.
  • Use the data collection system to enter information related to the projects and samples produced.
  • Maintains full understanding of R&D processes, tools and databases
  • Manage the inventory of raw materials in the R&D Department.
  • Participate actively in the different projects with the R&D Team.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.  Ensure proper care and maintenance of the pilot equipment.
  • Formulate within legal requirements; ensure food safety of all formulations and samples.
  • Works within all regulatory requirements
  • Perform all other related duties as requested

 

Job Requirement:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science in a technical field (Biology, Chemistry, Food Science)-Food Science degree preferred
  • Computer Skills (Proficient use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Lotus Notes, SAP)
  • Knowledge of, or interest in baking and confectionery applications
  • Experience in a product development lab, with a pilot plant, and food quality assurance is a plus
  • Strong Technical Skills
  • Strong Critical Thinking Skills and Problem Solving abilities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Well organized and resourceful
  • Demonstrates initiative and has good analytical skills
  • Works well in a team as well as independently


Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

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