Food Technologist II
Rich's - Woodbridge, VA

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Rich Products Corporation is known around the world as the founder of the non-dairy segment of the frozen food industry and the leading supporter and solutions provider to the Food Service, In-Store Bakery and Retail marketplaces. We are one of the world's premier family-owned food companies with more than 7,300 associates worldwide.

We currently have a great opportunity as a Food Technologist II located in Woodbridge, Ontario Canada. Please visit our website at www.richs.com/careers to apply for this position or view other exciting opportunities.

Overall the incumbent:
Plans and organizes routine and non-routine research and development activities concerned with the chemical, biological and/or physical nature of food in order to evaluate and improve the quality of existing products and related processes and to develop new products and processes

Responsibilities include:
Plans, organizes and completes projects of modest scope or which are a segment of a larger project. Selects and/or develops appropriate methods for conducting projects and assists in designing experiments. Interfaces frequently with various internal departments (i.e. Marketing, Purchasing, Engineering) and customers in accomplishing project milestones.

Prepares prototype and line extension products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment as required. Typical project assignments involve product line extensions and iterative new products (i.e. modifying a customized product formula to create a new product).

Develops solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity applying extensive technical knowledge and experience.

Orders materials for producing and evaluating prototypes, including selection and evaluation of raw materials from approved list of vendors.

Maintains accurate, up-to-date records, laboratory notebooks and formula/spec database

Designs and conducts storage studies, including project and package performance under various conditions.

Sets-up, operates and maintains pilot lab and research lab equipment.

Works with outside labs, universities, ingredient suppliers and lab equipment vendors as needed by project activity.

Performs other related responsibilities, as needed, to support Rich Products Corporation's business objectives.

What do I need to be considered a candidate?
Bachelors degree or equivalent in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field and minimum 2 years relevant experience in food preparation/food industry or Masters or equivalent in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field

Knowledge of advanced mathematics (i.e. statistics) and their practical application.

Proficiency using spreadsheet (Excel preferred), word processing (MS Word preferred) and statistical software packages (i.e. Minitab). Ability to use database, presentation and project management software beneficial

Travels regularly (up to 25% of time)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and invite qualified candidates to apply. As part of our efforts to provide a safe and productive environment and hire talented and qualified associates, we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background investigations.

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