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Product Development Technician II - Vermont-Waterbury

Job

 - Research and Development

Primary Location

 - USA-Vermont-Waterbury

Business Organization

 - Technology

Schedule

 - Full-time 

Description

 

SUMMARY:  The Product Developer is responsible for all aspects of assigned new product development, which includes product formulation and scale up, managing shelf life studies, test methods development, communication with key suppliers and consultants, new ingredients investigation and evaluation, working with Operations and Quality to support new product commercialization activities, and other duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

        Responsible for the formulation and shelf life testing of new product prototypes, data recording and analysis, reporting of results and trends.

        Acts as a knowledge resource for others working in the Product Development Lab.

        Leads manufacturing trials at GMCR, Essex and other facilities.  Creates document standards as well as organize and maintain R&D information in a master filing plan.

        Acts as communication liaison with other departments supporting new product development and take leadership role in New Product cross-functional team meetings.

        Responsibility for providing leadership and coaching to others working in the Product Development Lab as needed.

        Communicates with all internal and external customers (e.g. Keurig) and suppliers.

        Keeps track of all work activities completed and communicate in bi-weekly memo to Product Development Mgr.

 

OTHER NECESSARY FUNCTIONS:

        Follows all policies, procedures, ergonomic standards and safety requirements directed by GMCR and the department.

        Performs other duties as requested by management.

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

        Possess high energy and a strong desire to learn and achieve

        B.S. in Food Science, Nutrition or other related discipline

        Ability to get along very well with others, be punctual, and follow instructions

        Ability to follow GMCR policies and procedures

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

        Ability to lift 30 pounds on a regular basis

        Ability to frequently lift, bend, stretch and stand during business hours

        High frequency of keyboarding/computer work and sitting required.

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