1+ months

R&D Technician (Food / Beverage - Los Angeles, CA

Kelly Services
Los Angeles, CA 90006
**R&D Technician (Food / Beverage) - Los Angeles, CA**

**Position Overview:** The R&D Technician 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 or

_Kelly complies with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative. A conviction record does not automatically bar individuals from employment._

**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
Posted: 2019-09-27 Expires: 2019-11-28

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R&D Technician (Food / Beverage - Los Angeles, CA

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