Research & Development Technologist

Company
Fresh Ideas & Solutions Inc.
Location
Maple Ridge
Contact
sdaskis@freshideas.ca
Posted On
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 13:40
Description

Job Description - Research & Development Technologist

Fresh Ideas & Solutions Inc. is a multi-faceted food consulting company and manufacturer, in business since 1999 and based in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. We are an organic and gluten-free certified manufacturer of custom dry ingredient blends, as well as consulting professionals providing creative and innovative technical and marketing services to entrepreneurs and food companies.

Fresh Ideas & Solutions Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic Research & Development Technologist to join our team of professional food scientists in a dynamic environment.

Reporting directly to the Research & Development Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with clients and an interdisciplinary team to manage and lead multiple R&D projects from the development stage to commercialization.
  • Sourcing and qualifying new ingredients, packaging, equipment, suppliers, and copacking facilities on a project basis.
  • Coordinating in-house sensory evaluations.
  • Coordinating shelf life and microbiological testing of products with contract laboratories.
  • Conducting laboratory analysis of food products (pH, water activity, moisture, etc.).
  • Assisting quality assurance personnel as required.
  • Some travel will be required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum bachelor degree or diploma in food science from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in research & development in the food industry, preference provided to those with experience in food production environment.
  • Strong culinary skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written).
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a cross functional team environment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Canadian and USA food and labelling regulations would be an asset.
  • Previous experience with Genesis nutrition labelling software would be an asset.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Own use of vehicle.

To apply for this full-time, permanent position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Samantha Daskis, General Manager at sdaskis@freshideas.ca.

We appreciate your interest in our company and will contact only those candidates who are eligible for an interview.

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