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R&D Technician

Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

PURPOSE:To create, evaluate and provide samples to meet customer requirements- internal and external. To ensure that the customer gets their samples on time.RESPONSIBILITIES:Daily:

  • Check emails. Receive instructions from Managers and Food Scientist about changes in existing formulas or create new ones.
  • Evaluate any expired material, batches on hold, new ingredients approval.
  • Prepare samples according to preparation procedure. Call Manager and Food Scientist to evaluate sample and control. Follow instructions for next steps.
  • Retrieve ingredients from warehouse if needed while following all GMPs.
  • Weight ingredients according to the formula and mix them. Weight the formula; get density, brix, screen analysis, and any other analytical data. Evaluate before sending to customer.
  • Pack and ship according to customer's instructions. Enter information in correspond file. Keep accurate data log.
  • Keep laboratory clean and organized, including washing dishes, cleaning counters and cabinets.
  • Evaluate samples with R&D team and identify differences to help with product development and hold batches.Weekly:
    • Make an inventory of supplies (spoons, plastic cups, bags, beakers, etc.). Notify Manager and Food Scientist if more supplies needed.
    • Make an inventory of ingredients needed in lab, replace expired ones. Send list of ingredients taken from warehouse to inventory group to make the proper adjustments in Syspro.
    • Keep R&D file folders organized.
    • Assist in completing finished good specifications.
    • Make up R&D standards for first commercialization runs.Monthly:
      • Keep a retain of each sample sent to customer. Make space for future retains by discarding old retains.
      • Make a list of all new ingredients received from suppliers and keep them in numbered boxes for easy retrieval.
      • Keep R & D cage clean and Organized.Occasional, Infrequent:
        • Maintain the R&D outside area by keeping items organized and clean. Discard all expired samples.
        • Review R&D procedures and forms with the R&D department

          • Ability to lift on average of 20 lbs.
          • 30% of the day standing or walking.
          • May be required to work odd hours as necessary for plant trial and/or Q.A./plant support.COMPUTER SKILLS:
            • Proficient in word, excel, emailADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
              • Bag sealer, mixer, K-Cup sealer, scale, cappuccino machine
              • Multitasking, organizational skills
              • Ability to handle confidential information
              • Ability to speak Spanish is a plusEDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
                • High School Diploma or GEDWORK EXPERIENCE:
                  • Experience in R&D Laboratory and production facility

Keywords: COMPACT INDUSTRIES, INC., Elgin , R&D Technician, Professions , Saint Charles, Illinois

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