Senior Food Technologist – Bakery - Buffalo,
Requisition #: rich-00000033
City, State: Buffalo, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Shift: 1st Shift
What would I be responsible for?
Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the
non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and
solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail
marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies
with more than 7,300 associates worldwide.
We currently have a great opportunity as a Senior Food Technologist -
Bakery. Please visit our website at www.richs.com/careers to apply for this
position or view other exciting opportunities.
Overall the incumbent manages and conducts routine, non-routine and complex
research and development activities concerned with the chemical, biological
and/or physical nature of food in order to evaluate and improve the quality
of existing products and related processes and to develop new products and
Responsibilities include: Project Results: - Manages and conducts multiple,
independent and complex research and/or development projects. Defines
project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting
experiments and analyses. - Designs and conducts shelf life studies,
including product and package performance under various conditions and
makes recommendations for appropriate adjustments in product and/or package
Communication: - Makes presentations of results and recommendations to
various groups, both internally and externally. - Maintains accurate, up to
date records, laboratory notebooks and computer databases that are
repeatable and reproducible.
Research: - Prepares prototype products using research lab, pilot lab,
manufacturing facilities and equipment, as required. - Provides solutions
to a wide range of difficult problems by applying advanced technical
knowledge and extensive experience. - Works with outside labs,
universities, ingredient suppliers, and equipment vendors as needed by
project activity. - Performs measurements and statistical analysis. Sets
up, operates and maintains pilot lab and research lab equipment. - Selects
and evaluates raw materials.
Leadership: - Leads, trains and mentors technicians. Provides technical
advice to others within specialty. - Ensures the work environment is
sanitary, safe and orderly. - Participates or leads cross R&D teams. -
Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products
Corporation's business objectives.
What do I need to be considered a candidate?
Bachelors Degree in Food Science or related field and 4 - 5 years job
related experience or, M.S. in related field and 2 years job related experience.
Food product development experience; preference will be given to those with
bakery products experience.
Ability to work effectively with R&D peers, Project Team members and
plant personnel to drive results.
Ability to coach/lead less experienced R&D associates.
Ability to collaborate with customers to determine requirements and design
Proficient in standard software applications such as Microsoft Office
Strong communication skills and influence management skills.
Travel Requirements: Travels regularly (up to 25% of time)
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified
candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and
productive environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we
maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse
testing and background investigations.