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Technologist

  • Location

    Haverhill

  • Sector:

    Food and Agriculture, Supply Chain

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Eleanor Lowes

  • Contact email:

    eleanor@compasspoint.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

  • Job ref:

    J36252

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-04-20

  • Start date:

    2024-03-21

  • Consultant:

    Eleanor Lowes

Compass Point Recruitment are thrilled to be recruiting on behalf of a fantastic food manufacturer, based in Haverhill, for a Technologist.

You will be responsible for carrying out practical work in support of R&D projects, collaborating across Technical and Operations to contribute to the development of their existing and new products.

Your role will help solving challenges around the formulation of their products and scale up of their new and existing products, as well as processes surrounding production.

You will be accountable for trialing preparation, ingredients, stock management, and transport/logistics arrangements, and overall R&D samples management.

Main Responsibilities:
• Ensure thorough preparation and organization for trials to ensure successful implementation of trial plans, provision of high-quality product samples, and timely and accurate delivery of results.
• Coordinate the preparation and printing of trial-related paperwork and handover to operations promptly.
• Adhere to trial briefs and product formulations provided by R&D to assist in producing samples to exacting standards.
• Coordinate trial product preparation with the warehouse team and manage logistics for off-site testing, including palatability and laboratory tests.
• Fulfil requests for product samples for a weekly panel in another office and handle ad-hoc sample reviews.
• Assist in pilot plant and scale-up trials.
• Demonstrate proficiency in operating all kitchen equipment.
• Maintain general housekeeping in the pilot kitchen, ensuring a clean, organized, and safe working environment.
• Attend weekly team meetings and other ad-hoc meetings and project updates as required.
• Manage stock for trial-related ingredients and consumables, including one-off dry ingredients, fresh/frozen meat ingredients not used in regular production, and trial packaging.
• Aid in documenting SOPs for new equipment and creating Risk Assessments and COSHH.
• Adhere to the highest standards of safety and quality by following appropriate SOPs.
• Collaborate effectively within a development team.
• Provide support for R&D projects as necessary.

Requirements:
• Minimum 2 years of experience as an NPD or trials technologist preferred.
• Ability to work independently on-site and prioritise R&D's needs within the manufacturing environment.
• Excellent communication, organizational, and collaboration skills.
• Proficient understanding of food manufacturing equipment.
• Desirable previous experience managing sample stock, samples collection, lab send-offs, and communication with labs.
• Desirable possession of a Food Hygiene certificate.
• Previous experience with Google Suite (Sheets, Docs, Slides) is a plus.
• Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
• Accountable, honest, hardworking, and able to work efficiently in a team.
• Flexible and adaptable to meet customer/business requirements and priorities.

Working hours:
9am - 6pm, with occasional flexibility to work at different times as required by the schedule.

The full working benefits will be discussed upon application and moving forward to the first stage.

To apply, please submit your updated CV!