Under the direction of the Research and Development Manager , acts as the department’s senior research and development technician supporting the Manager in the effective operation of the department, in the development and implementation of new products and in fulfilling the overall mandates of the department in accordance with Company philosophy.
Position Summary :
Perform product and processing tests, including all preparations and follow-up paper work
Maintain a R&D project tracking system
Maintain policies and procedures in the R&D area to meet legislative and corporate standards
Coordinate new product set-up, plant trials, first production and product launch.
Present proposals for new product development or process improvements to Manager.
Provide technical advice and assistance in problem solving of production issues to the company and customers.
Establish and provide product information with regards to ingredients and other specifications for sales, marketing and customer.
Review and sign formula and specification sheets for private label products upon approval of changes or new products.
Meet with suppliers about new ingredients and materials for testing purposes.
Food Science engineering degree or Master Sausage Maker with 3-5 years related experience in the meat industry and knowledge of government regulations is required.
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
Strong computer skills
Previous supervisory experience is beneficial