R & D Technologist – Full time at Silver Spring
Silver Spring Foods, Inc., located in Eau Claire, WI,
provides premium specialty products for food enthusiasts to embolden
cuisine and make food more flavorful.
We are looking to add a Research and Development
Technologist to our R & D team. Silver Spring Foods is the world's
largest grower and processor of horseradish. We've been adding
"zing" to food for over 85 years. We take pride in the products
we make and believe in the enrichment of people's lives. We provide
farm-to-table mustards, sauces, and horseradish products. Our state of the
art manufacturing facility, private label experience, and production
versatility position Silver Spring as a premier co-packer.
The R & D Technologist will support product
development, specifically sample preparation on a laboratory or kitchen
scale and analytical testing. The R&D Technologist will also support
development and maintenance of labels, specifications, and other
documentation under the direction of department staff. Additional
responsibilities will include maintaining the R&D laboratory and test
- Product Development, Sample
Preparation, and Testing
- Plans and executes R & D
projects in the kitchen and laboratory
- Prepares samples for sales
and customer evaluation.
- Runs basic analytical tests
on samples and ingredients.
- Supports test runs &
continuous improvement efforts
- Documentation, Labeling, and
- Creates accurate
specifications and labels for new products using Genesis nutritional
software and current specification templates.
- Ensures that all data used to
create specifications and labels are accurate.
- Supports preparation of other
customer documentation as requested, e.g. Shelf-Life Extensions, GRAS
status, Gluten Free, Vegan, Natural, Organic declarations.
- Assists in developing and
writing other R & D procedures and policies.
Required: B.S. in Food Science or closely related field and/or 3+ years of
experience in a similar position in Food Research and Development or
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Familiar with basic aspects
of food laboratory procedures
- Understanding of basic
microbiology, equipment hygiene practices and product shelf life
- Knowledge of regulatory,
organic, and kosher requirements
- Proficiency with the Esha/Genesis nutritional database
- Proficiency with ERP software
- Familiarity with basic
analytical test methods (e.g. pH, viscosity, density, etc.)
- Initiative, self-reliance,
and ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
- Ability to manage multiple
projects and priorities
- Ability to understand and
interface with other departments
- Strong computer skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong verbal and written
Physical, Mental, Visual Skills:
- Sitting, standing, walking,
bending, stooping, climbing over obstacles.
- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
- Must hear well enough to
converse on telephone, must see well enough to read reports.
- Must comprehend technical
reports and information
- Must read and write English
at High School level.
- Must be able to communicate
ideas and instructions effectively both orally and in writing.
We offer a competitive wage, along with a full
benefits package, including medical, dental, 401(k) with company match,
paid holidays, generous paid time off and a tuition reimbursement program.
Remember – Give it Zing with Silver Spring!
Job Type: Full-time