R&D Technologist / R&D Senior Scientist Lead

Bethlehem, PA

Posted: 04/16/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 166.19DW Pay Rate: 70,000 - 120,000

R&D Technologist / R&D Senior Scientist Lead

The purpose of the position is to be a key addition on the R&D new project teams, creating innovative products and helping to improve on existing ones.  Always pushing to optimize flavor and nutritional value for pet food.

Job Description:

The functions performed by this position are in R&D project leadership and execution by designing and conducting benchtop experiments, running pilot samples, line batch trials and final commercialization of products.

  • Benchtop formulation and re-formulation work
  • Calculate formulas, create sample batches using lab equipment
  • Conduct plant trials
  • Lead ‘cuttings’ with technical information on hand
  • Cross-functional work with sales, marketing, operations, and quality
  • Work independently on projects and ability to take ownership of your work
  • Computer skills, documentation skills, record formulas, evaluate analysis
  • Conduct presentations to team members including corporate business team via oral and written reporting
  • Prepare and conduct meeting updates, product cuttings, presentations, shelf life testing and cost analysis to project team members
  • Adaptability and quick turn-around when required
  • Multi-task ability on projects and daily lab work, likes fast-paced environment going from lab, to plant, running trials, documentation and sharing results weekly
  • Likes project leadership and management, owning results and having an entrepreneurial spirit in creating new products
  • Team attitude, helping where needed and providing input that creates value amongst peers
  • Passion about animal health and understanding how you contribute to their well-being
  • Manage multiple projects and show technical competence in the planning and completion of assigned projects leading to the development and implementation into production of new or revised products without supervision
  • Records, collates, evaluates, and interprets experimental data and makes appropriate recommendations to all levels in the organization through written or oral reports
  • Maintains an accurate laboratory notebook of all intellectual property

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • BS/MS Food Science, Animal Science or equivalent required
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in pet food OR meat protein industry is required
  • Strong technical knowledge in meat and poultry science, meat microbiology, cereal chemistry, and pet food product development
  • General laboratory and formulation experience is required
  • Prior R&D project management experience is required
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Set up and operate standard lab equipment / techniques of moderate complexity
  • Conduct innovation work sessions and develop new products in lab
  • Facilitate lab, pilot plant or plant test runs
  • When appropriate, supervises technicians, plant personnel and/or interns in the execution of experiments, plant test runs and product commissioning
  • Independently carry out assignments and review data for accuracy and trends and communicate any concerns
  • Effectively interact with cross-function project teams internal and external through written and oral communications and maintain current understanding of overall project status
  • Collaborate with colleagues to make significant individual contribution to deliver goals and execute project plans

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at 815.756.1221 / dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.

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