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Food Technologist
Welch's 14 reviews - Concord, MA

 

 

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Our Research & Development department is seeking a self-motivated food enthusiast to create products in our facility in Concord, MA. The Technologist is responsible for lab and pilot plant testing, batching, production, labeling, packaging, organoleptic analyses, maintenance, and managing inventory of materials and samples. The ideal candidate has a passion for hands-on work, demonstrates the ability to foster strong partnerships with internal and external partners, and the agility to positively learn, adapt, and adjust to make a difference every day.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With a high degree of independence manipulate formulas, conduct batching, production, and testing of beverages and food products on the lab bench or in the pilot plant to meet project objectives and in accordance with HACCP and GMP requirements.
  • Operate & troubleshoot lab instruments (e.g. pH meters, refract meters, titrators, etc.) and pilot plant equipment (e.g. pasteurizer, carbonator, filter press, etc.) to produce reliable results.
  • Obtain and interpret results during product testing, batching, production runs, and sensory studies.
  • Assist supervisor with planning experiments and setting priorities.
  • Plan, execute, and analyze stability studies and sensory tests (e.g. triangle tests).
  • Proactively maintain a clean and sanitary work environment.
  • Identify and act on continuous improvement opportunities including documentation of procedures.
  • G eneral support of R&D including; restocking inventory, equipment maintenance and calibration, receiving, labeling, and packing samples, and participation on continuous improvement team.
  • Support product runs at manufacturing plants.
  • Mentor and train peers when called upon.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

JOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Agile problem solving.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with internal and external partners.
  • Resilient attitude and ability to react to change productively.
  • Effective oral and written communications.
  • Demonstrate precise, autonomous, organized, and efficient work.
  • Adhere to guidelines and procedures.
  • Potential for 5-10% travel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science or Chemical Engineering.
  • 0-2 years previous food and beverage experience a plus (including internships).
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment safely and in accordance with GMPs.
  • Strong data collection, mechanical, and communication skills.
  • Good computer skills including knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel (DevEx experience a plus).
  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs on a daily and weekly basis.

 

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