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Food Technologist (R&D/QA) 
GCIngredients – Atlanta - 
Atlanta, GA 

 

 

 


$
19 an hour

Reports to: Director of Operations

Department: Manufacturing

Status: Non-Exempt

Please note. Candidates which best fit our needs will be contacted. Please no phone calls or agencies. Background (criminal, DMV and/or educational) and drug screen checks will be conducted.

Summary

GCI Inc. is seeking a qualified Food Technologist (R&D/QA) to work in our food ingredient manufacturing facility located in Atlanta, Georgia. This position will be responsible for product development and perform analytical activities for GCI range of products. Candidate must be motivated, reliable and able to work in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

R&D

  • Product development through hands on bench top prototyping, pilot plant scale up and full production scale trials
  • Provides proper documentation (notebooks, written reports) and ensure proper knowledge management for all projects
  • Creates and maintains specifications for raw materials, and finished products.
  • Conducts shelf life evaluation and recommendations to ensure product meets the quality parameters.

QA

  • Must be knowledgeable of food analysis.
  • Be very familiar with chemical analysis and techniques as related to food or must be comfortable to learn new techniques in formal and non-formal settings.
  • Validate current lab processes, procedures and test methods. Propose solutions for continuous improvements in the lab in relation to quality control systems and via analysis of results.
  • Approve and validate training of lab personnel to insure understanding and compliance to standards.
  • Develop lab training sessions and lab work instructions for the plant.
  • Inform management on lab testing non-conformances.
  • Ensure all lab supplies are ordered and proper inventories are maintained.
  • Follow all clean up and housekeeping procedures. Comply with all quality, safety, and work-rule requirements.
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • BA/BS in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology or related field with 2-5 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of food analysis; Ability to operate a variety of office and laboratory equipment, pH meters, water activity meter, viscometer, etc.
  • Ability to read, understand and implement laboratory procedures.
  • HACCP certification is preferred; Working knowledge of nutritional software is a plus
  • Industrial Experience is preferred.
  • Ability to function as a team member and contribute to group goals.
  • Ability to work in a multitasking environment
  • Ability to work in a changing work environment.
  • Good communication and computer skills (Excel, Word) are required.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 /hour

Job Location:

  • Atlanta, GA 30331

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

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