The role supports the
R&D Director and assists in product development and production scale up
along with daily execution of R&D related lab activities. Evaluates
current and alternative food ingredients, create product recipe and conduct
sensory evaluation of new food products to ensure to meet customer needs
and requirements. Responsible for managing and training of laboratory
technician. Participates on cross functional teams to ensure effective
resolution of technical issues and support product innovation. Provides
periodical assistance to QA team. Salary is competitive and based on
- 40% - Conducts product
development of salad dressings, condiments, and beverages in the
- 25% - Conducts daily
analytical testing of products to develop QC spec parameters and
analyses micro-safety results of outside laboratory.
- 15% - Supports cross
functional team and manage product cutting, sensory evaluation, and
reformulation of current products. Agent for continuous improvement, drives results and assist in problem
solving/root cause investigations of production problems.
- 15% - Trains new and current
- 5% - Other duties as
External Job Qualifications:
While performing the
duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk,
sit, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel,
crouch, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. Performs
computer keyboarding for data entry on a regular basis. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee will have occasional exposure to
weather conditions. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment-
hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, and steel toed boots. The
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Relocation assistance will
not be provided
- Must be able to lift 30
pounds on a regular basis and occasionally lift 50 pounds
- Must be able to walk, sit, or
stand for extended periods
- Able to navigate safely in an
industrial environment (e.g., ladders, stairs, stationary and moving
- Must be able to work
independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work 8 hour shifts
and take calls after hours and during weekends.*
- 4 year degree in Chemistry,
Biology, Food Science, or applied science OR an AS degree and 2+ years
of quality, R&D or manufacturing experience.
- Moderate to advanced computer
skills (word processing, spreadsheets, and database navigation),
knowledge of Sage and R&D Genesis programs are desirable, but not
- Basic to moderate knowledge
of food regulations with specific emphasis on nutritional labeling,
natural food ingredients, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point
(HACCP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
- Demonstrated effective
written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated strong
organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to behave in
accordance with Arcobasso Foods’ values and
- Must be willing and able to
take calls outside of regular working hours.
- 4 year degree in Chemistry,
Biology, Food Science or applied science, and 3+ years of experience
in food, beverage, or pharmaceutical business.
- Demonstrated Product
Development Knowledge (2+ years of production or R&D/QC laboratory
- Familiarity with laboratory
procedures & equipment: pH-meter, Refractive Index, Brookfield
viscosity, Colorimeters, and Sensory testing.
- Experience in applying
project management skills.
- Moderate to advance
scientific and food technology knowledge.
- Pilot plant equipment
Job Type: Full-time