R & D Technician
Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. - Macedon, NY

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This position supports the R&D laboratory operations utilizing bench and administrative support skills. This position is responsible for creating prototypes and performing analytical testing to support product formulation efforts. Responsibilities also include maintaining the R&D lab and pilot plan in a clean and sanitary manner, purchasing laboratory supplies, and assisting with recordkeeping.

Essential Functions

Follow detailed instructions to create prototypes as assigned; observes raw material interactions and notes all observations.

Conduct analytical testing of all prototypes, competitor products and samples using a variety of laboratory equipment to accumulate data for analysis and shelf life studies when required.

Set up, adjust, operate, calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments such as a microscope, refractometer, titrator, pH meter, viscometer, and other equipment.

Support cost reduction, ingredient substitution, and research project initiatives.

Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment in the laboratory and pilot plant based on a designed set schedule, including laboratory refrigerators, freezer and storage areas. Maintain good housekeeping. Keep the lab well organized and free of clutter.

Ensure an adequate supply of raw materials, dry goods, packing materials and containers are available.

Assist Quality Control and Production in the resolution of issues/problems.

Assist Food Technologist Technologists in plant trials, new production runs, and product trial revisions as needed.

Education and Experience

Qualified applicants should have an Associates Degree in Food Science or related discipline and six months of food processing experience and/or equivalent combindation of education and experience.

Company Description

Baldwin Richardson Foods manufacturers and supplies custom developed products and ingredients for the foodservice industry and CPG companies. We also manufacture and market our own consumer brands including Mrs. Richardson’s Ice Cream Toppings and Nance’s Mustards and Condiments.

Our passion for our customers and their brands helps define, grow, and protect value. This goal is achieved through creative custom formulation, unique innovation, and uncompromising quality. We constantly strive to provide industry insights and capabilities that exceed customer expectations.

Baldwin Richardson Foods is headquartered in Frankfort, Illinois with manufacturing facilities in Macedon, New York and a manufacturing/distribution center in Williamson, New York.

As an equal opportunity employer, Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I f the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 315-986-2727 for assistance.