Food Technician

Bridgeview, IL 60455

Posted: 04/02/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 18.18JF

Food Technician

The Food Technician applies scientific expertise and technological principles to the study of food products and processes within manufacturing and research settings.

  • Partner with the Sales/Marketing department to meet customer requests by developing quality, customized product formulations and providing technical information.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner; communicate required project time upfront
  • Manages the Product Development process from concept through commercialization.
  • Designs, executes and summarizes shelf life studies on all new developments
  • Responsible for Food Safety.
  • Responsible for compliance with Food Legislation.
  • Organize and host meetings critical to product development and scale up
  • Keeps accurate records of entire product development process and maintains a lab notebook.
  • Develops and maintains specifications for NEW/EXISTING products.
  • Evaluates alternate suppliers for raw materials.
  • Request the scheduling, and implements R&D trials.
  • Provides Technical/Culinary support to Sales/Marketing.
  • Coordinates and leads ideation sessions, customer presentations, and onsite product showcasing events
  • Supplies and maintains all formulas and set up" sheets for pre-production meetings.
  • Follows procedures and takes a structured approach to developing formulas and product samples at the benchtop, pilot plant, and plant level.
  • Provides feedback on issues regarding R&D or Production.
  • Covers for peers within the R&D team as needed.
  • Member of HACCP team
  • Travels to professional shows and or sales meetings as needed
  • Stays current on technical information and executes 40 hours per year of personal development.

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join]

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Requirements:

*Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Life Sciences or/or Culinary studies

*Knowledge of applicable technical analyses and product development tools

*Strong interpersonal and communication skills; well-organized and systematic thought process

*High degree of professional integrity, ethics, and confidentiality

*Requires a teamwork attitude accompanied with honest, authentic personal attributes

*Progressive analytical software skills:  Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Office, PowerPoint

*Experience with SharePoint and/or Microsoft AX preferred

*Superior written and verbal communication skills

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Jeff Fee at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

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