Senior R&D Technologist in Watsonville, CA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/10/2020

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Job Description

Job #:  1031512


The R&D Technologist III is a senior-level Research & Development (R&D) position responsible for researching, developing and launching new products and product line extensions in collaboration with Sales, Marketing and customers. This position also provides technical services to customers and other departments within the company. The R&D Technologist II assists Production, Engineering and Quality Control (QC) to troubleshoot and optimize existing products and processes. This position interacts closely with suppliers, customers and many other departments within the company and keeps close contact with suppliers to identity new ingredients and trends.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop new products including formulation, benchtop work, and scale up to final production.
  • Develop new and improve existing products to support company goals.
  • Determine product specifications and quality control parameters.
  • Assist Process Development Engineer to determine process control specification.
  • Assist Process Development Engineer to transfer product to different manufacturing sites.
  • Manage assigned customer accounts, manage related projects and maintain communication with product/project managers and customers as needed.
  • Keep up with the industry-relevant regulatory developments such as labeling regulation, certification requirements, etc.
  • Optimize existing products to improve quality and maximize profits.
  • Provide technical services to customers, Sales, Purchasing, Quality, Regulatory, Engineering and Production.
  • Investigate and evaluate new ingredients and processes to stay abreast of current technology and trend.
  • Maintain nutrition and supplement fact labeling, Bills of Material, production recipe and other databases.
  • Regularly attend trade shows and other offsite meetings and events.
  • Train and mentor R&D Technologist I.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, technology, engineering or related field.
  • 5 years’ work experience in the food or dietary supplement industry, with at least 3 years in R&D.
  • Proven food science and related knowledge.
  • Computer proficiency including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, SharePoint).
  • Strong analytical, innovation, organization, time management, customer service and verbal/written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in a relevant field
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