Development Technician (Associate) - Grandville, MI 49418
Meijer is looking for an Product Development
Technician (Associate). Support of Meijer Manufacturing Product Development
from a food science perspective. Development of foods, labels and product
- Development of Nutritional
Facts Panels, Ingredient Statements, and Allergen Statements from
formulation, laboratory data and research. Maintain the label database
and ensure all labels are created using the software and database
- Responsibility as key contact
for routing of developed product labels.
- Review of packaged art of
Meijer manufactured foods to ensure food label compliance.
- Design and execute bench top
experiments using established procedures, interpret results and
translate results into possible solutions.
- Assist with new and existing
Meijer Manufactured product improvement, potential cost reductions, and
- Specification and document
creation/acquisition from current vendors for product development
- Product development
responsibility and ownership in assigned projects.
- Ability to formulate a National
Brand Equivalent (NBE) comparable to specifications.
- Execution of scale up and post
scale up shelf life evaluations against set specifications provided by
Food Safety Team or NBE.
- Conducts raw supplier
validation through supplier site visits and inspection of incoming
product. Provides recommendations to the Food Safety/Quality,
Legal/Regulatory, and Meijer Manufacturing teams on acceptability of
- Performs sourcing activities
through direct contact with suppliers and raw material validations
profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this
position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.
- Bachelorís Degree in Food
Science or Product Development or relative field required.
- Minimum 1-3+ years experience in Product Development, Food
Science or related role.
- Knowledge of food labeling,
National Labeling Education Act (NLEA) or Consumer Food Regulation Code
(CFR) required. Use of associated software such as Genesis required.
- Expert knowledge and
understanding of local, state and federal food safety regulations (FDA,
GMPís, USDA, GAPís, SQF, etc).
- Working knowledge and
demonstrated competency in the process of Hazardous Analysis of Critical
Control Point (HACCP) principles.
- Must be able to communicate
effectively and possess strong verbal, written, computer and