& Development Technologist - Dallas, TX 75236 Surlean Foods
Purpose of Role
The Surlean family is looking for a new team member in
Research & Development to help us enrich and nurture our customer
relationships through customized product service and problem-solving. The
R&D Technologist will be responsible for new product development from
benchtop through commercialization by functioning as a bridge between
R&D and Plant Operations. This role will report directly to Sr.
Research Chef as well as indirectly to the Director of Commercialization.
Make batches following
formulas and recipes for various projects and customers
Run experiments and tests on
samples and collect & enter data in an organized manner
Maintain kitchen inventory,
equipment, cleanliness, and organization for efficient batching and
Lead group tastings and
evaluations; must be willing to taste and evaluate a variety of
ingredients and products
Learn functionality and setup
of all equipment on the production floor and familiarize with
manufacturing tools and databases
Support commercialization runs
by keeping and maintaining production notes on all projects to ensure
proper repeatability on production runs.
Work closely with
Commercialization on new commercialization projects by helping to
coordinate and communicate with proper department leads
Work closely with QA and Ops
to monitor and control newly commercialized products.
presentations and ideations
Coordinate with and ship
samples to customers as requested.
Demonstrated interest in
pursuing a career in foodservice or food product development /
Must possess basic math and
computer skills, and be able to read formula spreadsheets.
Must possess good analytical
and logical problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
Be willing to taste and
evaluate a variety of food products.
Must have excellent oral and
written skills at a technical and general level.
Can stand for long periods at
a time and lift up to 50 lbs.
Proficient in English
Comfortable with computers;
can navigate Windows 8 OS and Microsoft Office 365
Culinary Degree or Bachelor
Degree in food science or related field preferred.
1-2 years’ experience in
kitchen or lab environment.
Spanish speaking a plus
Proficient in Windows 8 &
MS Excel 2016, Office 365; familiar with SharePoint
Experience in quality
assurance in a food processing environment a plus.
Surlean Foods offers a competitive total
compensation package including Medical, Dental, and Vision, as well as a
company match on 401k! Our employees also receive paid vacation and