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Research & Development Technician / Technologist,
Twin Rivers Foods-Fayetteville, AR - Fayetteville, AR





An entry level position (some prior internship or other experience is preferred) for an R&D Technician / Technologist for Twin Rivers Foods, Inc. an established, but rapidly growing, poultry processor based in Fayetteville AR. This position will assist the R&D Director in executing a best-in-class Research and Development program to grow Twin Rivers Foods, Inc. and its customers business and profitability. This position will report to the Director of R&D, Twin Rivers Foods, Inc. Pay and title are commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications. Technologist will be expected to be able to take on projects with less guidance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Poultry Science, Meat Science or related discipline.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on need.
  • Ability to travel as needed, possibly overnight.
  • Successful Completion of a drug and background screen.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in various temperatures (office/lab/production).
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Ability to legally work in the United States is required.

Key Requirements:

  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize activities in order to meet business critical time lines.
  • Ability to take direction with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to learn new skills and ways of working.
  • Must adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's).
  • Must be detail oriented and have basic Mathematics skills.
  • Must be able to work 40 or more hours per week.
  • Ability to multi-task, with the personality to operate in a lean, conservative, company environment.
  • Demonstrate communication capabilities that promote participation, education and information sharing, while setting high personal and departmental deliverables.

Responsibilities will include but not be restricted to:

  • Assist with developing products from concepts formed at ideation sessions and follow standardized commercialization set-up procedures; execute projects according to business plan timelines.
  • Maintain a clean and organized R&D test kitchen.
  • Assist with improving current products with regard to both cost and quality; submit creative ideas for accomplishing these types of objectives.
  • Provide periodic project updates to the Dir. of R&D.
  • Prepare bench top prototypes and analyze using a variety of methods available in the R&D test kitchen.
  • Be able to take direction for tasks and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Work with cross-functional resources in development, planning, and implementation activities involving new products and process improvement of current products.
  • Provide assistance in development of product and costing specifications related to new products and the re-formulation of current products.
  • Attend production runs, as needed, to provide technical knowledge and suggestions for ongoing operations/quality improvement.
  • Package and ship samples as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • R&D: 1 year


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