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R&D Technician I - Dickinson, ND
170 GTA DR
The R&D Technician I reports to and is accountable to the Director of R&D.
1. Assist in development of new projects.
a. Aid in making bench samples (mixing, baking, shipping, etc.)
b. Recording product specifications for mixing, make up, baking and final product.
c. Become familiar with ingredients and how they function in each formula.
d. Complete and maintain records as applicable, including lot tracking program
2. Management of Costing Sheets
a. Enter formulas into the sytem for cost evaluation.
b. Work with production supervisors for process set up and man hours worked.
c. Update sheets as needed.
3. Aid production teams with product and production issues.
a. Train and monitor production personnel on process of new products.
b. Assure proper product weights and quality standards are utilized at all times.
4. Assist in providing nutritional information.
a. Enter and edit formulas and ingredients.
b. Generating formula cards for production.
c. Work with QA to complile ingredient legends for products.
5. Entry of ingredients consumed by R&D.
6. Perform shelf life studies on all new products and maintain proper documentation in compliance with BRC standards.
7. Calibrate and maintain lab equipment.
8. Cleaning and washing of tools, machines, pans, etc. that are used in the R&D test bakery. Removal of garbage materials from R&D areas and keeping area clean and sanitary.
9. Travel occasionally to assist sales team with demos or product issues.
10. Supports Baker Boy’s Principle of lifelong learning.
11. Performs other duties as directed by the Director of R&D.
ACCOUNTABILITIES & MEASUREMENTS OF PERFORMANCE
1. Costing sheets are continually updated and accurate.
2. Successful completion of sample products.
3. Records and documents are completed and updated accurately and timely.
4. Formula cards and legends are updated timely with 100% accuracy.
5. Shelf life studies and associated documentation is completed for appropriate products.
6. Successful completion of other work as assigned.
1. Education and Experience
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or equivalent degree.
Three years’ experience in a food plant or similar environment.
2. FLSA Status: Non-exempt
3. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
a. General mixing, baking and production skills.
b. Competent computer skills with good working knowledge of the Microsoft Excel program and willingness to learn Just Foods and Easylabel.
c. Strong knowledge of HACCP, BRC, GMP and allergen procedures for production.
d. Ability to work independently and possess excellent organizational skills.
e. Willing to embrace lifelong learning including the American Institute of Baking online and hands-on courses.
f. Creates and promotes a positive and safe work environment.
g. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, with the ability to function as a team player who can interact with others at all levels to accomplish goals in an efficient, productive and collaborative manner.
h. Team player with critical thinking and business decision making abilities, as well as strong problem solving capabilities.
i. Proactive and self-starting with successful project accomplishments.
j. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities under tight deadlines.
k. Ability to perform all physical requirements of the job including standing for entire 8 to 10 hour shift, bending, stooping, walking, grasping and moving racks, carts, conveyors and machinery weighing up to 350 pounds. Must be able to lift up to 52 pounds occasionally and 15 to 20 pounds continuously.
l. Ability to speak, read and understand the English language.
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