Food Technologist – Chicago, IL
Performs routine 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.
Prepares prototype products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment, as required
Develops solutions to routine technical problems by applying basic technical knowledge and experience
Sets-up, operates and maintains pilot lab and research lab equipment.
Selects and evaluates raw materials.
Conducts shelf life studies, including product and package performance evaluations under various conditions
Makes presentations of results and recommendations to various groups, both internally and externally
Establishes contact with ingredient suppliers and equipment vendors as needed by project activity.
Performs routine assignments, small projects or manages segments of larger projects, assisting in defining project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.
Maintains accurate, up to date records, laboratory notebooks and computer database that repeatable and reproducible
Performs measurements and statistical analysis
Performs related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation's business objectives
Ensures the work environment is sanitary, safe, and orderly
Bachelors Degree in Food Science or related field required and 0-2 years experience
PC / internet skills (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and the ability to create spreadsheets, computer analysis, report writing
Proficient with relevant software tools (e.g. Optiva, Accolade, etc.)
Travels regularly (up to 50% of time)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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