Post Holdings R&D Lab Technician - Eugene, OR in Eugene, Oregon

Description

At Attune Foods, what matters most is what’s inside. That includes our caring and dedicated employees. We believe if you use quality ingredients that are consistently crafted by caring and talented team members, what results is high quality organic and Non-GMO granolas, cereals and snacks that are naturally delicious and nutritious. Attune Foods LLC, a part of 8 th Avenue Food and Provisions, is proudly located in the Pacific Northwest in beautiful Eugene, Oregon.

The R&D Lab Technician is Works with Food Technologist in the development of new products and the continued improvement of existing products. The successful candidate will oversee the sensory program, train and lead weekly meetings with the internal sensory panel. The R&D Lab Technician will also assist in providing technical information and support to vendors and customers as required. Other tasks include training, coordinating and leading internal sensory evaluations with the in-house panel and create lab prototypes from product development concepts.

The ideal candidate will also have strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork, time management and organizational skills, will be highly motivated, self-directed and accountable, and will have the ability to work effectively with all levels of staff across the organization.

If you're looking for a career in an exciting company poised for growth, as an active and participating member of a cohesive and dynamic team, then this may be the opportunity for you! Please apply online at http://attunecareers.com at http://attunecareers.com/ .

Job duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Trains, coordinates and leads internal sensory evaluations with the in-house panel. Arranges quarterly calibration training with outside contractor.

  • Creates lab prototypes from product development concepts including but not limited to sourcing of new raw materials, packaging materials and research into new product/process/packaging technologies.

  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining the R&D lab, storage areas and the shelf-life study room.

  • Assists in creating and conducting production test plans and approving new products and designs with regards to those tests.

  • Conducts stability tests for all new products and packaging confirming shelf life. Conducts research as required to extend shelf life of new or existing products or test new materials. Maintains all shelf life studies and documentation.

  • Assists in formula and recipe set up for costing.

  • Provides as required and when directed research ability, analytical testing and advice related to research on new or existing ingredients, packaging, products, production/process engineering and assists in any Quality related projects.

  • Responsible for lab upkeep.

  • Responsible for supporting and maintaining Food Safety and Quality programs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Competencies & Knowledge :

Knowledge of:

  • Requires depth of knowledge and sharp awareness of all Attune Foods products and production process environments. Skill in:

  • Strong math, computer, basic scientific, statistical and analytical skills

  • Organization and time management

  • Must be able to document investigations, testing and lab procedures accurately.

  • Must be able to follow written and scientific procedures and trouble shoot production problems within the context of written guidelines or directives.

  • Must be very detailed oriented in observations and documentation. Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Precise and complete communication with sales, operations, and all departments involved with assigned projects.

  • Ensure collaborative relationships with staff.

  • Receive instructions and report back progress

  • Show high level of independence and initiative Proficiency in: MS Office Suite , JDEdwards Work Environment :

  • Work is primarily done in an lab setting

  • Frequent production environment exposure which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, fork lifts, and fluctuations in temperature Physical Requirements :

  • Stand, walk, climb stairs on a frequent basis

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis.

  • Use lab equipment - scales, moisture, and others as needed

Minimum Qualifications :

  • HS Diploma, GED or the equivalent.

  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing or lab environment, performing technician or operator responsibilities.

  • 2-4 year college degree in a Science-related field preferred.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be qualifyin

Qualifications

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.