Supports the development and execution of multiple project activities that
allow for the successful introduction of products with minimal supervision.
Executes projects and experimentation
Supports new product concepts and prototypes including all stages of
bench product development with minimal supervision.
Prepares bench top prototypes to meet agreed upon project timeline.
Prioritizes project activities in conjunction with immediate supervisor.
Supports pilot line trials
Documents work and results in lab book.
Provides results, recommendations, and changes to plan to immediate
Evaluates new raw materials.
Support packaging activities for approval of product packaging material,
size, labeling and regulatory requirements.
Conducts accelerate shelf life testing for final prototypes and reports
results to supervisor.
Conducts and report sensory testing.
Executes experiments following SOPs
Assists with statistical analysis.
Apprises immediate supervisor of results.
Executes analytical tests.
Apprises immediate supervisor of additional project requirements during
Coordinates plant scale tests
Prepares written outline of test objectives or line test request document
with guidance from supervisor.
Prepares necessary ingredients for plant scale test.
Sets up and participates in meeting with plant representatives.
Communicates objectives, special needs, accepts/rejects criteria to plant
Oversees pilot/plant scale tests.
Responsible for assuring that test objectives are met.
Prepares written assessment of plant scale test proceedings and results.
Assists in process optimization projects and problem resolution with
Technical Services, Operations, Engineering, QA and other departments as
Works with current and potential vendors/customers.
Assists Sales and Marketing in developing and delivering effective customer
Provides technical support to Sales and Marketing in identifying new product
opportunities and coordinating product presentations for both internal and
Coordinates raw material sourcing, evaluation and improvement activities
Position requires 15-20% travel.
B.S. Degree in Food Science, plus one (1) year food industry experience in
R&D or M.S. Degree in Food Science