Technologist - Food
Research & Development, Sandwiches & Components
Research & Development,
Science | Claremont, NC, United States
JOIN ONE OF THE MOST MILITARY FRIENDLY COMPANIES IN THE
YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE MILITARY COUNTS
AdvancePierre Foods, a leader in the food industry, is a
rapidly growing co. that values a talented, diverse and dedicated workforce.
We have an opening for Technologist-Food Research & Development,
Sandwiches & Components. Our rapid growth allows us to provide a
wide array of developmental opportunities, and we reward associates who are
results-oriented, live up to their commitments, and who can align their work
activities with the goals of the organization.
GREAT BENEFITS! (Medical, Dental, 401K Match)
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY
supports R&D Scientists in developing new products and renovationsto current products. Key responsibilities
include bench-top sample preparation, line test support, product preparation
for sensory evaluations, analysis of competitive products, and development of
preparation instructions. This position will have primary responsibility for
organization and upkeep of
R&D lab/kitchen, sample storage and stocking of ingredients and supplies.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Bench top product
testing/sample preparation under the direction of Technical Project
- With assistance, perform the
process to set up and support tests on the production floor, generate
formulas and paperwork to inform production of tests, and evaluate
- Understand yield methodology and
work with R&D Scientists to gather line data and product attribute
data for analysis.
- Assist R&D staff with
initial production runs; interacting with Purchasing, Manufacturing,
Quality and Engineering Departments.
- Package samples for
display/presentation to sales/customers.
- Gather, store and prepare
samples as directed for shipment to partners/customers.
- Pack, label, and deliver
samples to the Sample Department/Distribution Center.
- Maintain records of samples in
storage. Keep storage areas in lab and freezer space neat and orderly.
- Verify cooking, heating,
holding instructions and shelf life of products, as assigned.
- Assist in customer visits,
including food preparation, as needed.
- Participate in the innovation
process for new idea generation.
- Working with R&D staff,
keep kitchen/lab storage space neat and orderly.
- Establish practices for
cooperative work in lab space.
- Establish practices and coach
team on safety in the workplace.
- Source and stock core supplies
and ingredients for efficient work of R&D team.
- Track test product inventory
and dispose/discard/donate, as directed from the scientists.
- Help conduct necessary
scientific experiments; projects and data collections in order to
provide technically sound products and packaging.
- Participate in in-house technical
presentations by ingredient and equipment suppliers.
- Develop contacts with
experienced professionals in the food industry.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Basic knowledge of food
processing/assembly and/or preparation.
- Willing to handle multiple
projects/tasks at one time.
- Capable of communicating
effectively with Operations, QA, Product Development Team.
- Hands-on oriented as well as
- Basic math skills (addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages).
- Team player.
- Computer proficiency with
Microsoft Outlook and Excel are required.
- Able to routinely lift up to 25
lbs and occasionally up to 50 lbs.
- Able to work in cold/hot/wet
- A degree in Food Science/Food
Technology/Animal Science or related area.
- 2-4 years previous work
experience in Food Processing industry.
If you are interested in this great opportunity with a
competitive salary, please APPLY