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R&D Chemist - Food/Beverage, east Los Angeles, CA

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Job Title R&D Chemist - Food/Beverage, east Los Angeles, CA

Jobid US15TPAC_BH1426381

Location: Los Angeles, CA, 90006, USA

Description **R&D Chemist - Food / Beverage, east Los Angeles, CA**

**Position Overview:** The R&D Chemist analyzes, develops and improves existing and new products using existing and new raw materials and requires little to no supervision doing this work. Matches products supplied by customers and internal personnel from competitors. Calculates costing on all products developed. Directs the evaluation and testing of prototypes. May have some supervisory responsibility directing the work of Assistant and Associate R&D Chemists and technicians. Maintains contacts with Quality Control, Production, inter-company lab personnel, and Sales. Begins having some customer contact as well.
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in such a manner as to get along with clients, customers, co-workers and supervisors, while achieving performance standards.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities:**

+ Must demonstrate superior product development creativity.
+ Develop and/or improve new and existing products including juice concentrates and flavors, based on defined customer or in-house requirements.
+ Must taste all products developed.
+ Begin to determine feasibility of certain projects based on company limitations.
+ Perform costing analysis on all work performed.
+ Create master formulas and compounding instructions as needed.
+ Prepare product specification sheets for submission to customers.
+ Begin to contact customers to determine their requirements with regard to product development.
+ Develop products that meet or exceed customer applications.
+ Begin to provide technical assistance to customers and brokers.
+ Perform shelf-life studies and stability testing of products to ensure they meet our claims.
+ Organize and establish guidelines, procedures and policies for handling all outgoing samples.
+ Assist QC and Production in first-time production of all new products.
+ Assume responsibility for all sample request inquiries in the absence of the R&D Manager.
**Job Requirements:**

+ Bachelor's degree (BS) in Food Science or related science discipline.
+ Must be able to fulfill the functions of the Associate R&D Chemist
+ One (1) to three (3) years of related experience.
+ Must demonstrate excellent taste and aroma sense acuity.
+ Proficient in verbal and written English.
+ Some supervisory experience and/or training.
+ Must have visual acuity to evaluate sample appearance and use lab instruments.
+ Must be able to lift and carry up to 15 pounds occasionally.
+ Must report to any company facility according to company need.
**For immediate consideration, apply today! Questions? Call Airika at 562-206-2707**

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

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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