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Technician, Coffee R&D Process Research Lab – Orrville, OH
The J. M. Smucker Company

 

 

 

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·         For more than 120 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk- Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit jmsmucker.com.

TITLE

Technician, Coffee R&D Process Research Lab

LOCATION

Orrville, OH

REPORTS TO

Manager, Pilot Plant

POSITION SUMMARY

The R&D Process Research Lab Technician supports the completion of projects through preparation and execution of Process Laboratory and Benchtop experimental runs, configuration of equipment, equipment sanitation, clean up and housekeeping. He/she will be relied upon to operate complex, sophisticated process equipment and to accurately collect data from experiments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Follow all J.M. Smucker health and environmental compliance requirements, and all OSHA Safety rules
    • Safely set-up and operate process equipment; train other R&D employees in the safe operation of Process Laboratory equipment
    • Comply with all GMP and Food Safety/QA requirements
    • Execute test plans by working within established procedures without supervision; review plans for accuracy, ensuring materials are available and equipment setup is appropriate
    • Accurately collect and summarize test data in specified system and report any process and/or equipment deviations and deficiencies
    • Provide updates in daily morning meeting of prior days’ work and work for the current day; work and communicate effectively and productively with peers and project teams
    • Suggest solutions to operational problems and equipment issues identified 
    • Complete step up card requirements to become qualified on analytical and operating equipment set-up and operation
    • Perform routine maintenance on and configure/dismantle the equipment in the Process Laboratory; troubleshoot systems to ensure proper operation of equipment and execution of experiments
    • Manage inventory of operating supplies and raw materials   
    • Perform general housekeeping as required

SELECTION CRITERIA

Education & Experience

    • A High School/Vocational School Diploma with 4 years of directly relevant experience, or an Associate’s Degree in Science/Technology

Other

    • Basic understanding of MS Office, specifically Excel/Word
    • Experience of working in a diverse group environment
    • Ability to adapt to fast-paced changing environment
    • Planning and effectively thinking ahead
    • Proven track record of excellence in attention to detail
    • Must be self-motivated and able to produce results
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of position
    • Basic understanding of MS Office, specifically Excel/Word
    • Experience of working in a diverse group environment
    • Ability to adapt to fast-paced changing environment
    • Planning and effectively thinking ahead
    • Proven track record of excellence in attention to detail
    • Must be self-motivated and able to produce results
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of position 

 

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