SUMMARY OF POSITION
To assist with various tasks essential to the Research & Development Department in achieving its objectives, related to products for Foxtail Foods distribution.
INTERNAL REPORTING RELATIONSHIP(S)
Reports directly to Sr Manager Innovation, Product Development & QA
EXTERNAL REPORTING RELATIONSHIP(S)
POSITION ACTIVITIES AND TASKS
Assist in the development of new products to meet company’s and customer’s specifications. Applies formulas to create product samples using kitchen laboratory equipment to create samples.
Ability to work with scale to measure and weigh ingredients. Calculates percentages and performs math applications. Documents and logs data; and takes notes.
Determine necessary raw materials, packaging materials, equipment and production processes of new product formulation.
Monitors projects and conducts staff conferences to keep department informed of current status of each project. Ability to work on multiple projects and keep track of deadlines.
Maintains inventory, cleans laboratory and gathers necessary supplies for product development team.
Assist in scale up of new formulations in manufacturing, determining causes for problems encountered with new product development, new product production and eliminate new product rejections.
Prepares and ships products for R&D, Sales team /external customers.
EDUCATION LEVEL REQUIRED
High Diploma or equivalent.
Associate Degree preferred.
1-2 years experience in a Manufacturing Research & Development environment.
Working knowledge of Research & Development Systems preferred.