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R&D Nutrition Technician

Kelly Services
Austin, TX 78703
**R&D Technician (Food Industry)**

**Austin, TX**

Kelly Scientific Resources is currently seeking an R&D Technician for one of our top major food companies located in Austin, TX.

As a R&D Technician, you will be responsible for working with Product Developers to evaluate vendor-proposed product samples for new and existing food products and consumer goods. Coordinate product cuttings and assist with Sensory Evaluation Program management.

**Main 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 company 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

+ 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

+ 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

+ Will have computer proficiency and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications

+ 2 years experience working in the consumer packaged goods industry

+ Understanding and experience in manufacturing processes, GMP's, general food processing, statistics and laboratory techniques is preferred

+ Product development or quality assurance experience preferred

+ Experience developing natural and organic products is a plus

+ Sensory evaluation experience and skills are a plus

+ M-F: 8am-5pm

+ Pay rate: $18-20 per hour BOE

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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. (
Posted: 2021-11-24 Expires: 2021-12-25

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