• Technical, Quality & NPD
  • SE Wales

Process Technologist – 884203 – £competitive

Overview:

Working as an integral member of the NPD team, the jobholder will support the Product Development Process and support the process from handover to first production and launch

 

 

The Position:

 Organising and running trials for new products and any EPD projects that have come through the gate process, arranging factory trials, ensuring new raw materials are received on site and checked in a timely manner and that trial reports are correct and all data is gathered.

  • Day to day upkeep of the recipe system and manufacturing instructions, ensuring accurate instructions are written and all required amends to existing recipes and worksheets are made and communicated, ensuring consistency.
  • Getting involved with development chefs, NPD Lead Technologists, operations and commercial teams from the initial concept meetings through to factory handover and launch.
  • Assisting in ensuring that all product produced from trials is documented, approved and stored correctly
  • Gather the pickup, run rate, waste and weight information from factory trials and feeding this back through post trial and this may include time and motion studies.
  • Ensure that all trials are booked in and processed correctly for external testing – Micro, cook validation and nutrition.
  • Attend first production of NPD and EPD including packaging.
  • Using the company’s information system to raise codes, worksheets, input recipes and lead outer case labels creation.
  • Work alongside operations in solving process control and waste reduction indicatives.
  • Support the team with cost reduction projects and product re formulations/improvements plans.

 The Person

Essential

  • Degree qualified, ideally with a BSc in a food-related subject or relevant industry experience within a similar role.
  • Good working knowledge of factory processes and conducting factory trails.

Desirable

  • Level 2 Food Safety certificate
  • Level 2 HACCP qualification
  • Experience of working with food service customers and some of the retailers

Experience in artwork checking.

 

Key Skills

  • Computer literate and fully competent with all major software packages.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate across departments as well as with suppliers and customers.
  • Strong co-ordination skills, organised with a methodical approach
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiatives
  • Hardworking and passionate with attention to

A proactive approach to problem solving.

 

Our Referral Incentive:

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles unfortunately we cannot respond to each application individually, therefore if you do not hear back from us you have not been shortlisted for this role. Please continue to check our website for any other roles  which may be of interest.

 

We offer a £500 referral if you introduce someone we place

To apply for this job email your details to info@rp-ltd.com.

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