Food Technologist II - T&I - Buffalo, NY
Plans, organizes and completes projects of modest scope or which are a segment of a larger project. Selects and/or develops appropriate methods for conducting projects and assists in designing experiments. Interfaces frequently with various internal departments (i.e. Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering) and customers in accomplishing project milestones.
Prepares prototype and line extension products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment as required. Typical project assignments involve product line extensions and iterative new products (i.e. modifying a customized product formula to create a new product).
Develops solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity applying extensive technical knowledge and experience.
Orders materials for producing and evaluating prototypes, including selection and evaluation of raw materials from approved list of vendors.
Maintains accurate, up-to-date records, laboratory notebooks and formula/spec database
Designs and conducts storage studies, including project and package performance under various conditions.
Sets-up, operates and maintains pilot lab and research lab equipment.
Works with outside labs, universities, ingredient suppliers and lab equipment vendors as needed by project activity.
Performs other related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation's business objectives
B.S. in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field and minimum 2 years relevant experience in food preparation/food industry or M.S. in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field
Knowledge of advanced mathematics (i.e. statistics) and their practical application
Proficiency using spreadsheet (Excel preferred), word processing (MS Word preferred) and statistical software packages (i.e. Minitab). Ability to use database, presentation and project management software beneficial
Travels regularly (up to 25% of time)
Buffalo, New York, United States
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