Senior Technician, Beverage Applications

Job Description

Auto req ID: 181415BR

Job Description

The R&D Senior Technician is part of the Global Beverage Functional Capability R&D group, Discovery & Applications team. In this role, the Senior Technician will support projects and coordinate with scientists on sugar reduction, fortify & clean label ingredients and colloidal science platforms to enable effective & efficient global commercialization of product innovations.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Provide product formulation support by accurately preparing laboratory beverages and concentrates
  • Maintain laboratory and sample inventory of ingredients and supplies
  • Maintain laboratory equipment
  • All formulas and research works are entered into Electronic laboratory notebooks.
  • Implement and maintain storage studies
  • Submission of samples for analytical and sensory evaluation
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate production runs, manage ingredient orders, expiration, handling, prepare batch sheets, schedule and run tech center, ensure product meets specifications
  • Plan, conduct and report for all works including but not limited to production runs, shelf life studies, ingredient assessments

Key Challenges:
  • Ability to manage and learn a wide variety of different research area such as sugar reductions, fortify & clean label ingredients and colloidal science.
  • Ability to manage and learn a wide variety of different products characteristics from cold fill to thermal processed beverages, conduct bench-top sensory tasting, ingredients stability testing ,etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skill and manage multiple project tasks to support the individuals of the workgroup, manage time and expectations for group needs. Effectively communicate conflict of requests.
  • Ability to demonstrate proper laboratory techniques and equipment handling.
  • Electronic Laboratory notebook up to date containing all experiments including methods, formulas and results


Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Associates Degree in scientific field.
  • 0-2 years bench work experience (internships included). Prior Beverage/Food experience a real plus.
  • Ability to flawlessly execute bench work, plan ahead for tech center runs, ability to communicate with several plant coordinators to ensure ingredient supply.
  • Ability to proactively and positively interface with various analytical functions in order to assure timely execution of testing.
  • Must be well organized, capture work details and learning and highlight any unexpected learning.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written), manage expectations of group support.
  • Outstanding team working skills, strong initiative, and reliable
  • Ability to analyze and communicate implications of experimental results
  • Computer Skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly

Relocation Eligible: Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type: Regular

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