Trilliant Food and Nutrition, headquartered in
Little Chute, Wisconsin, and has been a pioneer in the U.S. specialty
coffee market since 1979. We have used our years of experience and skill in
the traditional coffee segment to produce one thing: great coffee. We
continually strive to be the best in coffee selection, precision roasting
and brewing. Today, Trilliant Food and Nutrition
offers three distinctive brands — Victor Allen’s Coffee™, Rio Grande
Roasters™ and Avalon Organic Coffee™ as well as private label, customizable
products for our customers. In order to keep up with consumer demand, Trilliant Food and Nutrition has continued to make
advances and improvements, and has expanded into numerous distribution
channels and regions throughout the country including retailers,
foodservice distributors and coffee houses. Learn more about our growing
company at www.trilliantfood.com.
LAB TECHNOLOGIST R&D POSITION SUMMARY:
The R&D lab technician assists R&D department in development of new
products and adaptation of new and existing formulas to meet customer
specification that support existing business and create new business
opportunities for Trilliant.
- The Lab Technologist will
assist R&D in preparing samples to submit to customers
- Ability to follow a formula
by accurately weighing out all ingredients on a gram scale and cooking
up samples accordingly to specified procedures
- Responsible for completion of
assigned research and development projects in a timely manner
- Responsibilities include
formulation batch sheets, bench top cook up, flavor and color application
- Ability to conduct analytical
methods on new and existing ingredients and products accordingly to
- Enter production formulas and
process procedures in computer; complete required documentation
- Maintain product
specifications on new products and update as needed
- Provide product information
and technical support to customers as required
- Participate and promote
continuous improvement activities as required
- Maintain updated customer
lists and files
- Maintain R&D Project
files and electronic files
- Maintain R&D Master files
to include formulas, specs, nutritional and label
- Order R&D lab documents
- Assist R&D in preparing
samples to conduct sensory evaluation on ingredients and products
- Assist R&D in preparing
samples to conduct product shelf life studies
- Wear PPE (Personal Protective
Equipment) when required.
- Responsible for ensuring work
area is clean and organized.
- Committed to ensuring that
the products produced meet all food safety and quality requirements
- Responsible for all other
duties as assigned by Food Technologist or VP of R&D.
- Bachelor’s degree in Food
Science or related degree
- 0-4 years’ experience in
related food industry preferred.
- Creative thinking and a
passion for Innovation
- Acute, sensory skills
- Broad understanding of the
fundamentals of Food Science with the ability to remain up-to-date on
new and emerging technologies and ability to apply to product design.
- Strong communication skills
and ability to work with various levels of an organization.
- Highly organized,
self-starter able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, adapt well
to change and able to prioritize multiple projects.
- Advanced PC skills: Windows,
Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with Microsoft
Project or similar software desired.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements
listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to apply advanced
mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic
equations and permutations.
- Ability to apply mathematical
operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of
test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation
techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.
- Ability to solve practical
problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations
where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a
variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or
- While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or
- The employee is occasionally
required to walk, sit; use hands to handle documents or feel and taste
- The employee must
occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth
perception and ability to adjust focus.
- The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee
is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or
airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually
Hours and Compensation: We offer a competitive base
pay rate with commission and a comprehensive benefits package for full-time
Trilliant Food and Nutrition is an Equal