Senior Food Technologist Bakery - Buffalo, NY
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 processes.

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 as required.

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 tailored products.

Proficient in standard software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite.

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.

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