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R&D Technologist
IPM Foods -
Janesville, WI




Job purpose

Development and commercialization of new products and existing products

Job Duties:

  • Work under R&D Project Managerís supervision
  • Actively develop concepts and products for customers and IPM portfolio
  • Work with customer and team from concept through commercialization of new products
  • Work to understand and apply the needs and requests of the customer to the formulation
  • Make product samples for customer
  • Meet customer expectations and approvals of products
  • Make product samples for Heat Penetration Study
  • Complete Heat Penetration Studies for all new and revised products and as needed
  • Work with Process Authority to determine testing parameters
  • Communicate with customers about abilities, problems and solutions to issues
  • Present concepts to potential customers
  • Work with customers on the floor as required for commercialization of new products
  • Maintain library of past and current projects
  • Source new ingredients
  • Test new ingredients for cost saving or formula improvement
  • Collect all Ingredient Specifications and pass it on to QA Department
  • Work with customers and 3rd parties to generate and verify accurate nutritional panel and ingredient statements for package
  • Check packaging for all labeling claims
  • Provide production team with direction to commercialize products. Determine formulas, processing procedures and equipment use for new products
  • Work with production to implement and improve effective and efficient procedures
  • Support quality team, production manager, supervisors and staff as needed
  • Operate devices to measure quality parameters of products: Salt % Meter, Brix Meter, Bostwick, Omnion
  • Evaluate products
  • Evaluate and record all shelf study research
  • Maintain Clean Research Kitchen

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelorís degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Nutrition, and other related areas required; 6 months related experience and/or training preferred.
  • Advance computer skills.
  • Restaurant Experience Required
  • Ability to work overtime when required

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Janesville, WI

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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