Familiarity with principals of dairy chemistry
and spray drying are essential to successfully perform job. Must
be able to operate pilot plant equipment including, steam kettles,
homogenizer, dryer, HTST, retort, and glatt.
An understanding of the purpose of each piece of equipment and how it
works are required. Ability to design tests and accurately report
results in a manner suitable for presentation to customers.
Problem solving, good communication and ability
to work independently are all skills for good job
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK
Must be able to work on their feet for extended
periods of time. Will be required to lift and carry large
boxes. Work environment may be noisy, wet, and slippery and hot
Doctors Degree in Physical Chemistry or
closely related physical science area. Five years
experience in a food laboratory, preferably a dairy or spray
products, new ingredients, production techniques and new
formulas. Record and assess results in reports to
management. Provide technical service to customers.
Assist customers with technical service. Take sample requests,
fax and send requested technical information. Calculate necessary
Complete projects in pilot plant, including projects using the steam
kettle, spray dryer, glatt or other
equipment. Report and evaluate results. Maintain equipment
in working and clean order.
Perform tests on new formulas to evaluate actual results compared to
predicted results. Assist with formula and product end use
Perform tests on current production materials as required by customer
requests or complaints.
Occasionally test alternate ingredients in order to evaluate
suitability for substitution in an existing production situation.
Maintain integrity of R&D laboratory environment through accurate
test design and set up, good sanitary practices and maintenance of
equipment in good working order.
Maintain accurate files of all R&D work completed.
Assist in adapting R&D formulas to full production
quantities. Provide technical assistance in the operational goals
to meet production requirements. Develop tests to allow
quality control to evaluate functionality of finished goods.
Stay current with new technology and developments and maintain
professional contacts with individuals and organizations.
Participates in conducting training programs to familiarize new sales
staff, brokers and employees with all aspect of our product
Order supplies and equipment to meet R&D laboratory requirements.
Participate in scheduled meetings.
Perform other duties as directed.