Organic Valley - La Farge, WI
Product Development Technician will be responsible for assisting in
product formulation, sensory analysis, and the day-to-day duties within
the Product Development department. The Product Development Technician
will also work with the Production and Quality Assurance departments to
support product quality and the implementation of the product lifecycle
management (PLM) software.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Answer technical questions
about our ingredients, products, and processing facilities as posted
on Organic Valley intranet (respond to forum questions and aid
customer service as needed)
- Manage the online file
system for all ingredients and vendors
- Participate in the
development of product formulation, through approval of external
vendors for all ingredients and services
- Work closely with
laboratories for product testing, coordinating shipment of samples,
and maintain results
- Assist in sourcing ingredients,
coordinating laboratory prototypes, trials, and maintaining filing
- Apply scientific concepts
in conducting basic research and existing product research and
development of foods.
- Manage and coordinate shelf
life program for current products
- Taste and work with milk,
cheese, butter, soy, cultured dairy products, and dried dairy
- Holds the confidential and
proprietary information received from CROPP in strict confidence and
exercises a reasonable degree of care to prevent disclosure to
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintain ingredients
samples library and ingredients specification files.
- Provide nutritional and
specification support to other departments as needed.
- Coordinate sample analysis
and maintain results.
- Perform laboratory analysis
such as pH, moisture, viscosity, and density and maintenance of
processing equipments in laboratory pilot
- Design technical reporting
methods in excel to streamline data entry.
- Departmental budget
tracking as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by
Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelors Degree in Food Science,
Dairy Science (preferred), or related science degree preferred.
- Two years of experience in
a food development lab is preferred.
- Strong knowledge of
Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills
and ability to be a team player.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to organize and
Development Group Leader
Job Status: Regular/Full-Time
Location: La Farge,
Email Human Relations: hr(at)organicvalley.coop
One Organic Way
La Farge, WI 54639