R&D Sr. Technician
Location:
Valhalla , New York
Posted:
February 08, 2017
Reference:
111686BR
The R&D Sr.Technician for Beverage Application role is part of the Global Beverage Functional Capability R&D group - Beverage Applications team.
Supports projects and coordinates with scientists directed towards Beverage Applications on Sugar reduction, Fortify & Clean label ingredients and Colloidal Science platforms
Executes research with scientists and properly document product formulations and research works supporting Sugar reductions, Fortify & Clean label ingredients and Colloidal Science platforms in Beverage Applications to enable effective & efficient global commercialization of product innovations.

Job Accountabilities:
  • Provide product formulation support by accurately preparing laboratory beverages and concentrates
  • Maintain laboratory and sample inventory of ingredients and supplies
  • Maintain laboratory equipment
  • All formulas and research works are entered into Electronic laboratory notebooks.
  • Implement and maintain storage studies
  • Submission of samples for analytical and sensory evaluation
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate production runs, manage ingredient orders, expiration, handling, prepare batch sheets, schedule and run tech center, ensure product meets specifications
  • Plan, conduct and report for all works including but not limited to production runs, shelf life studies, ingredient assessments
Key Challenges:
  • Ability to manage and learn a wide variety of different research area such as sugar reductions, fortify & clean label ingredients and colloidal science.
  • Ability to manage and learn a wide variety of different products characteristics from cold fill to thermal processed beverages, conduct bench-top sensory tasting, ingredients stability testing ,etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skill and manage multiple project tasks to support the individuals of the workgroup, manage time and expectations for group needs. Effectively communicate conflict of requests.
  • Ability to demonstrate proper laboratory techniques and equipment handling.
  • Electronic Laboratory notebook up to date containing all experiments including methods, formulas and results


Qualifications/Requirements

Education & Experience:
  • BS in a scientific field with bench work experience. Prior Beverage/Food experiences a real plus.
  • Ability to flawlessly execute bench work, plan ahead for tech center runs, ability to communicate with several plant coordinators to ensure ingredient supply.
  • Ability to proactively and positively interface with various analytical functions in order to assure timely execution of testing.
  • Must be well organized, capture work details and learning and highlight any unexpected learning.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written), manage expectations of group support.
  • Outstanding team working skills, strong initiative, and reliable
  • Ability to analyze and communicate implications of experimental results
  • Computer Skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly


Relocation Eligible

Not Eligible for Relocation

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