Research & Development Technician- R&D Food Science – Grand Rapids, MI


Job Title : Research & Development Technician- R&D Food Science

Job Code : BHJOB3479_215789

Job Type : Full Time

Category : Biotech/Clinical/R&D/Science

Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education : Bachelor's Degree

Compensation : 0.00 Per Hour

Location : Grand Rapids MI US 49504

Job Description :

Research & Development Technician- R&D Food Science

Every day, Kelly Scientific Resources (KSR) connects scientific professionals with opportunities to advance their careers.

Current Needs: Currently seeking a R&D Technician in Grand Rapids, MI for a temp to hire position. The role of the Research and Development Lab Technician is to assist the R&D Formulators in developing products that are consistent with our expectations for quality, safety, value and wholesomeness. This will require the ability to prepare many different products in the lab and plant accurately. The pay rate for this position is between $10.00-$14.00/hour.


Job Requirements:

  • The Product Development Lab Technician is responsible for completing and documenting all assigned projects.
  • The Product Development Lab Technician ensures that their tasks or projects move from inception through completion in a timely manner. The projects can range from blending test formulas for formulators, retrieval of ingredients from plants, receiving ingredients and samples, maintaining ingredient storage area, shipment of samples, to actual product development projects.
  • The Lab Technician must also have an understanding of food safety, quality, allergens, and the production process. These areas must all be accounted for during the development process in order to engineer out possible future issues.
  • The Research and Development Lab Technician is responsible for maintaining a current and developing knowledge base of ingredient functionality.
  • The Product Development Lab Technician should be a self-motivated person with a drive to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Their strong interpersonal skills will allow them to communicate with suppliers as well as lab and plant personnel to ensure successful project completion.
  • Participate in R D s involvement in the following:
    • Plant scale up and initial production
    • Plant troubleshooting
    • Continuous Improvement projects


Education and experience required:

  • 5+ years of food industry experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in Food or related sciences.
  • Must be able to work from bench-top and pilot plant development to plant scale-up.
  • Must be profiscient in formula calculations and specification writing.
  • Knowledge of consumer testing desired.
  • Must be able to quickly build strong cross-functional relationships with marketing, regulatory, operations, engineering functions.

In addition to working with the world’s most recognized and trusted name in staffing, Kelly employees can expect:

  • Competitive pay
  • Recognition and incentive programs
  • Access to continuing education via the Kelly Learning Center

For immediate consideration, click the "Apply Now!" button, or refer a friend by clicking the "E-mail this job" link provided.

Kelly Scientific Resources®?has?grown into a $200 million global business as the scientific business unit of Kelly Services. Our staff of scientists provides scientific staffing to a broad spectrum of industries including: chemical, cosmetics, food science pharmaceutical, biomedical, consumer products, environmental, medical device, clinical, petrochemical, and clinical research.

With more than 2,600 company-owned and operated offices in 30 countries, Kelly provides an incredible opportunity to job seekers all over the globe. We invite you to bookmark our Web site and encourage you to review it regularly for new opportunities worldwide:

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Kelly Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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