1. This position will
support the R&D efforts for the company and work on assigned customer
product develoment as well as serve as the
testing center authority related to food production technology.
2. This will include
products produced/tested at our facility as well as helping to source products
produced by third parties.
3. Working on assigned
development projects by contributing ideas; building, testing and
evaluating prototypes; and calculating costs.
4. Updating and
maintaining recipe books and files.
5. Updating, creating
and maintaining nutrional and ingredient labelling.
competitive research analysis.
7. Conducting research
studies including test design and writing conclusions.
8. Upper level and
project management work as well.
1. Assist in a small
innovation project, or part of a larger project, that is of a longer term
2. Share in the
various activities associated with providing problem solving information to
the sales team and customers over the phone and internet.
3. Develop basic
"infrastructure" knowledge to continuously improve the
performance of the Technical Service team.
4. Identify and
address capability gaps in terms of knowledge, equipment and facilities and
work with management to address these gaps.
5. Participating in the
documentation and internal audit.
6. Providing and
maintaining a safe, accident-free environment.
7. Identify and
communicate personal and food safety hazards associated with incoming
ingredients and processing equipment.
8. Performs a variety
of quality of control tests/inspections on products, materials, components,
parts, etc. at various stages of the production process to ensure
compliance with quality and reliability standards.
9. Records statistical
data. Analyzes data and writes summaries to validate or show deviations
from existing standards.
modifications to existing, or suggests new standards, methods and
11. Monitor the
quality of product during manufacture, auditing, and as needed, inspecting
process control points as defined by the Division Quality Assurance Minimum
Inspection Requirements (MIR). This involves recognizing, trouble -
shooting and resolving non -compliant product or situations through
interaction with Production personnel/Employee Involvement Teams.
12. Provide proactive
technical support and training for Production personnel/Employee
Involvement Teams to maintain the quality system to ensure a high degree of
compliance with company and regulatory requirements.
13. Responsible for
establishing, maintaining, and promoting good communications/rapport with
all departments, levels of management, and customers.
14. Responsible for
maintaining a thorough knowledge of all quality systems, programs and
regulatory requirements and educating personnel on same.
15. Responsible for
thorough documentation on a daily basis of all QA concerns in the
appropriate logbook or forms.
1. Planning and
executing projects for specific customers as submitted by the sales team
including but not limited to conducting analysis and checking the
performance of a blend in a specific application, or developing an entirely
new texture ingredient system.
2. Participate in and
help to lead customer production trials that are focused on the implementation
of a product.
3. Design and execute
experiments in the technology center.
4. Execute (and lead)
activities around the implementation of a Technology Center testing
5. Provide in-house
and external training to customers and universities on the science,
technology and application of food production systems.
6. Supervise the day
to day activities of at least one technician and /or technologist.
7. Formulates new
products and modifies existing product formulas based on general and/or
specific input from Sales and Marketing channels.
coordinates and executes new product line test runs. Analyses line test
results and collaborates with process engineers, production staff,
packaging, and marketing specialists to ensure manufactured product is
within desired target cost parameters, performance and organoleptic
9. Analyses line test
results and recommends appropriate adjustments to product formulas and/or
processes to keep manufactured product within desired target cost parameters
and organoleptic attributes.
10. Prepares sample
product and conducts additional duties as required for: cooking instructions , nutritional calculations/analysis,
product photography, shelf-life studies, product cuttings, package
development, and focus group.
11. Sourcing raw
materials, formula development or modification, conduct physical testing,
establish product specifications, preparing product costing to establish
raw materical costs, and address issues of food
safety and regulatory compliance.
12. Research current
consumer trends and development of new technologies.
13. Work in
conjunction with Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Sales Departments.
14. Performing other
duties as assigned.
1. This position
requires a minimum of a Bachelor's of Science in Food Science or a related
2. Master's degree
preferred or combination of Bachelor's and 2 years work related experience.
experience in product development and supervisory experience preferred.
2. Current working
knowledge of analytical and physical testing methodologies as well as
knowledge of broad scoping product development.
3. Familiarity with
current food processing techniques.
4.An in depth knowledge of
coating technology is required.
5. An affinity for
6. Critical thinking
and analysis skills.
7. Time management and
ability to multi tasks.
8. Knowledge and
strict adherance to GMPs and plant policies.
9. Works well on an
individual and team basis.
10. Experience in a
food manufacturing facility.
11. Good communicatoin skills both verbal and written.
12. Working knowledge
of Microsoft Excel and Word.
13. Hands on
We offer you:
A very challenging
function within a dynamic business environment.
A great team work
spirit that enables high level of performance.
conditions and enjoyable working environment with high technology equipments.