Reporting to the R&D Manager, the R&D Batching Technician is
primarily responsible for batching, blending and preparing raw ingredients
according to product formulas and required processing standards. This
position is also responsible for sample and trial ingredient receipt,
storage and maintaining the area in a clean orderly manner. The position is
also responsible for obtaining samples, sample preparation and shipment of
samples. The batching technician will also support lab task and bench
sample preparation as needed.
- Mixes and/or blend
ingredients, according to recipes to produce food products of
specified flavor, texture, clarity, bouquet and/or color.
for carefully reading and following batching instructions to ensure
appropriate materials are weighed, measured to blending and mixing
Observes gauges, valves and thermometers to determine if mixing chamber
temperature is within specified limits and ranges.
Observes and listens to equipment in order to detect possible malfunctions,
such as leaks or plugging. Reports malfunctions or undesirable results to
the R&D Manager.
Set up, operate and tend equipment that blends, mixes or processes raw
ingredients in the manufacturing of food products, according to designated
formulas and recipes.
Select measure and/or weigh dry ingredients and oils, using English or
metric measures and balance scales.
Responsible for properly transferring ingredient lots and other critical
control information as instructed by the R&D Manager.
Responsible for reporting material used to Inventory Control.
Responsible for preforming several basic analytical testing procedures on
trial finished product and raw materials.
Responsible for cleaning and running automated Clean in Place (CIP)
equipment and follow all applicable procedures.
Inspect equipment after cleaning to ensure all residue(s) have been removed
and store in appropriate area.
Maintains assigned work area and production environment in clean and
Safely operates forklifts as needed to keep assigned work area supplied
with necessary production materials.
Actively participates in work team meetings.
Ensures compliance with Gehl safety standards and
with applicable regulatory requirements while following the company’s Good
Gather and store incoming samples, update logs, track for development use
and manage proper disposal
Support lab activities including material inventory and ingredient
Comply with department development and process protocols
Manage sample request by printing shipping labels, assemble packages and
delivering to appropriate drop locations
- Other duties as assigned.
- Associates Degree or 5 plus
years relevant food manufacturing experience
mathematical calculations skills
Good computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Proven Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously while
maintaining a strong attention to detail
Demonstrated organization skills, good attention to detail and observant
Demonstrated leadership and self-management skills
Ability to read and follow oral and written instructions in the English
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, often with limited supervision
Must be able to build credibility and appropriate rapport to deliver
results within a diverse team
Must be a proactive thinker who understands the process and bigger picture
- Ability to lift, carry and
empty containers weighing up to 60 lbs
- Four year college degree in
Sciences, Engineering(or other manufacturing related based area of
study) or 10 plus years of food manufacturing experience
- GMP, OSHA, Sanitation or Lean