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Research and Development Technologist
Silver Spring Foods, Inc - Eau Claire, WI

 

 

 

R & D Technologist Full time at Silver Spring Foods!

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 kitchen.

  • 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 Regulatory Compliance
  • 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.

Requirements:

Education/Work Experience
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 Quality

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 communication skills

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

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

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