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IFPC Food Technologist

POSITION PURPOSE
This is an entry-level position. Under the direction of a Director and in collaboration with Scientists, Sales, Quality and Production, this role supports both Product Development and Process Development. It is done by performing technical and administrative tasks, with skills and competency to handle scientific lab duties as well as documentation, correspondence, and record keeping in the Research and Development department. Providing technical advice and documentation to IFPC customers is also entailed.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works closely with all R&D personnel as well as working with cross functional teams for smooth development of products
  • Operate Microthermics unit
  • Produce documents to support other departments like Sales, Quality and Manufacturing
  • Keep records of research and write reports
  • File and organize lab documents
  • Check and test raw ingredients and finished products for stability (shelf life and process stability)
  • Provide technical service for production of the formulated blends
  • Responsible for making samples for customers and ensures that the samples represent our products
  • Create documents that describe samples clearly to the end customer
  • Organize and set up sensory evaluations to make sure samples meet specific characteristics.
  • Attend internal new product start-ups and oversee issues with troubleshooting at the production plant in Hazelwood.
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize their own work when multiple projects are given
  • Assist in maintaining and stacking ingredient supplies for Research and Development purposes (estimate sizes and quantities of materials needed for the lab and order supplies or ingredients)
  • Calibrate, maintain and clean lab equipment, work area, inventory areas, dishes, and tools
  • Standing for long periods of time during sample preparation
  • Working in cold or hot environments and equipment
  • Perform microbiological and allergen swabs
  • Adhere to the FSMA schedule and practices
  • Perform FSMA tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science preferred
  • Proficient knowledge in good lab practices
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong record keeping skills
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Computer skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and enough computer proficiency to operate ERP system
  • Experience working in a laboratory, preferably a food, pharmaceuticals or research lab
  • Capable of using machines and lab analytical equipment
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