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Senior Food Technologist (15622) - Saint Simons, GA
Rich Products Corporation





Req Id 15622 - Posted 10/12/2017 - Saint Simons, GA (LOC_USA_SSI) - United States - Research & Development Jobs - Permanent

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Richís has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


The Senior Food Technologist will lead, manage, and responsible for all Product Development function for all new product, product maintenance and product improvement process.  Collaborate with cross functional teams to ensure successful development and commercialization of new products, product improvement or cost reductions. Conduct routine, non-routine and complex research and development activities concerned with the chemical, biological and/or physical nature of food in order to develop new product and evaluate and improve the quality of existing products and related processes. 


New Product Development/Culinary/Product Improvements/Cost reductions             

  • Develop protocept and prototype products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment that meet project criteria.
  • Lead, manage, and conduct plant trials to validate formulas and processes including process capability study.  Train Operations and QA personnel on critical product attributes and process controls.
  • Responsible for the development of raw materials and finished product specifications for internal and co-packed products.
  • Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems by applying advanced technical knowledge and extensive experience.
  • Sets up, operates and maintains pilot lab and research lab equipment. 
  • Selects and evaluates raw materials.
  • Designs and conducts shelf life studies, including product and package performance under various conditions.
  • Works with outside labs, universities, co-packed manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and equipment vendors as needed by project activity.
  • Manages and conducts multiple, independent and complex research and/or development projects.  Defines project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.
  • Coordinates and completes small and medium projects or manages segments of larger projects.  Defines project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.
  • Performs measurements and statistical analysis.


 Technical Support  

  • Serves as subject matter expert for the corporation to help educate the corporation on companyís current and future product and process capability/versatility and provide product solutions.
  • Provide technical support to Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and external customers in the areas of product features and benefits, product solutions, and ingredient functionality.                          
  • Plans and conducts presentations of new and existing products to staff and/or customers. 
  • Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporationís business objectives.
  • Provide technical support to Operations to resolve product related production issue by identifying root cause, develop technical solutions, and implement changes including training QA/Operations personnel on findings.



  • Documents all formulas, process development and tests which have been conducted and records results of such tests according to department protocol.
  • Prepare and document all plant validation trials according to department protocol.
  • Ensures the work environment is sanitary, safe, and orderly.
  • Maintains a sanitary, safe and orderly work environment


  • B.S. in Cereal Science and minimum 4 years relevant experience in food product development (preferably in Cereal and/or Grain Science and experience in working with bread and/or other bakery related experience); 
  • Experience leading project team on technical complex projects.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematics (i.e. statistics) and their practical application
  • Proficiency using spreadsheet (Excel preferred), word processing (MS Word preferred) and statistical software packages (i.e. Minitab).  Ability to use database, presentation and project management software beneficial
  • Ability to work effectively with R&D peers, Project Team members and plant personnel to drive results.
  • Ability to coach/lead less experienced R&D associates.
  • Ability to collaborate with customers to determine requirements and design tailored products.
  • Proficient in standard software applications such as Microsoft Office.
  • Strong communication skills and influence management skills.
  • Travels regularly (up to 25% of time)


Rich Products Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Rich Products Corporation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

Rich Products Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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