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Food Research and Development Technician

Kelly Services
College Station, TX 77840
**Job Title:**




**Research and Development Technician**






**Team/Dept.:**




Global Quality Assurance / Innovation & Quality




(Exclusive Brands Support)












**Region:**




Central Support/Global Headquarters















**Location:**




Austin, TX















**Status:**




Full-Time, hourly (non-exempt)











**Summary of Position**





Kelly Services is seeking a Product Developer to evaluate vendor-proposed product samples for new and existing food products and consumer goods for one of our top clients in the **Austin, Texas.**





This is a contract position lasting from January to April 2020.





**Duties and Responsibilities:**






+ Lead the cooking / preparing / presenting of samples for all cuttings; code all product samples

+ Setup and breakdown all cutting sessions; cleanup and organize test kitchen and sample storage as necessary

+ Manage and maintain all Test Kitchen Policies and Procedures for the team

+ Shop for and otherwise acquire samples from WFM stores and competing grocers as necessary

+ Manage receiving and storage of samples in the test kitchen, unpacking boxes and logging in samples to database

+ Manage the disposition of samples after initial cuttings and First Production approvals, storing First Production samples appropriately

+ Manage test kitchen equipment including scales and thermometers ensuring they are calibrated regularly

+ Manage test kitchen inventory of supplies and order replacements as needed

+ Assist in the evaluation and finalization of product preparation and cooking instructions for Exclusive Brands products

+ Work with the Product Developers to conduct product cuttings and periodic quality reviews

+ Assist Product Developers with basic research, data analysis, sensory results and cutting results and recommendations

+ Assist with scheduling of product evaluations and invitation of participants; manage participant incentive programs

+ Assist with the evaluation of compliance specifications as they relate to vendor product samples (when necessary)

+ Assist in the development of and maintenance of Sensory Evaluation program policies and procedures

+ Assure accuracy and integrity of information by upholding WFM core values, quality and brand standards

+ Collect and route supporting technical information as necessary to support team administration

+ Develop and implement methods and procedures to assist in interdepartmental communication & project monitoring

+ Work on special projects as assigned such as evaluating competitive product, and application of new processes and technologies



Requirements and Qualifications






+ Bachelors degree in Food Science, Culinary Arts, Nutrition, Quality Assurance or related field

+ Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and deliver against rapid development timelines

+ Will have computer proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications





**Apply today for Immediate Consideration!**






**Why Kelly** **** **?**



With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.


You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your careerconnect with us today.




**About Kelly** ****



At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

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Posted: 2019-12-18 Expires: 2020-02-17

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