Bachelor Degree required in Food Science or closely
related science field.
Minimum of 2 years experience in research
and development with a food manufacturing company required.
Experience building prototypes is a must.
Experience in microwave product development and MAP packaging a plus.
Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), MAP (Modified
Atmosphere Packaging), NLEA (Nutritional Labeling Education Act) and
FALCPA (Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.)
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
Quality Control programs (HACCP, SSOP), Microbiology, Manufacturing,
Marketing and Kaizen methodology knowledge a plus.
Responsible for assisting with the Research & Development activity
for the All Channel Sales Division, including the development of new
products which are assembled in our own production facility.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
1. Work on assigned product development projects for the Deli Express
Contribute new product ideas.
Build prototypes; validate functionality of prototype in production;
calculate prototype costs; sensory evaluation of prototypes; guide new
prototypes from bench top to production.
Coordinate microbiological testing of new items with Microbiologists.
Perform product reformulation.
\ Component evaluation: Provide feedback and maintain records.
Record & receive in samples sent in.
Work with suppliers, brokers and sales to achieve successful new
concepts, directing flavor profiles and ingredients.
Perform technical analysis of Food Service Equipment (slicers, pumps,
etc.) and new ingredient applications.
Work with suppliers to develop raw material specifications (i.e. send
proper specification form to the supplier, monitor progress, review for
accuracy, distribute) for new ingredients.)
Initiate setting up new products in the JD Edwards system with
Participate in the Deli Express HACCP team.
Maintain sample list, nutritional summaries, recipes and other
Run products on production floor.
2. Update and maintain recipe book and files.
3. Update, create and maintain nutritional and ingredient labeling for
items manufactured by Deli Express.
4. Competitive analysis research completed as needed.
5. Conduct research studies including test design and written