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Product Development Technician 
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 86 reviews - 
Encino, CA

 

 

 

Product Development Technician Position Overview:
Develop food and beverages in a fast-growing, dynamic, QSR restaurant environment and provide customer service support for the Research and Product Development Team. This individual will work cross-functionally with Franchise Relations, Marketing, Operations and Education teams as well as interact with outside vendors. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated, enthusiastic and capable of working both independently and cross-functionally in teams.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop new formulations and recipes working with bench-top samples under the guidance of the R&D Director. Assist in manufacturing line trials at the production facility to ensure commercialization of flavors.
  • Engage in on-going R&D to improve current recipes and update corresponding nutritional data. * ; Develop and document relevant prototypes and evaluate methods of translating innovative ideation of food products to full implementation at the restaurant level.
  • Order and receive raw material samples from our vendor partners. Manage ingredient inventory and maintain flavor specification documents.
  • Respond to guest and franchisee inquiries regarding the nutritional and functional attributes of current product offerings.
  • Assemble and disassemble work related equipment and adhere to standardized sanitation practices. Key Functional Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Basic understanding of food science, formula development and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to translate consumer insights as well as creative ideas into relevant prototypes.
  • Ability to document, organize and summarize research and project results including detailed notes on formulations and accurate recipe conversions.
  • Solid math, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to articulate and communicate basic R&D knowledge in a presentation setting.
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment with no restrictions; ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Able to evaluate flavor profiles and consume dairy products with no food allergies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or Culinary Arts degree with relevant product development experience
  • 1 year to 2 years of product development experience

Additional Information:
Full Time position Full benefits package

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Research & Product Development: 1 year
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