Supports the Westmont IL R&D laboratory operations utilizing bench and
administrative support skills.†
prototypes and performs analytical tests to support product formulation
the Westmont R&D lab and pilot plan in a clean and sanitary
manner.† Purchases laboratory
supplies and assists with recordkeeping.
detailed instructions to create prototypes as assigned; observes raw
material interactions and notes all observations.
analytical testing of all prototypes, competitor products and samples using
a variety of laboratory equipment to accumulate data for
and shelf life studies when required. Sets up, adjusts, operates,
calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment and instruments such
a microscope, refractometer, titrator, pH meter,
viscometer, and other equipment.
cost reduction, ingredient substitution, and research project initiatives.
Maintains a clean and sanitary work environment in the
and pilot plant based on a designed set schedule, including laboratory
refrigerators, freezer and storage areas.†
housekeeping.† Keeps the lab well organized and free of
clutter. Ensures an adequate supply of raw materials, dry goods, packing
containers are available. Assists QA and Production in the resolution of
issues/problems. Assists Food Technologists in Plant trials,
production runs, and product trial revisions as needed. Collaborates with
Manufacturing and QA with product maintenance activities as
Provides recommendations to improve processes and methodologies. Manages assigned
projects and supports cross-functional teams
the successful completion of those projects. Bachelorís Degree in Food
Science or related discipline desired.†
Prefer 6 months of food
experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience