R&D Associate in Akron, OH at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 11/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Akron, OH
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  • Experience:
    Up to 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Job #:  1016160

Apex Systems has an opening for a R&D Associate in the Akron, OH area! This role is with one of our clients who is an industry leading food and beverage-manufacturing firm headquartered in Akron, OH! For immediate consideration for this role, please send your most up to date copy of your resume to jmidyette@apexsystems.com
The position acts as a key member of the team responsible for using their creativity and expertise in developing new products and improvements to existing formulations.  The R&D Associate/Food Scientist position serves as a technical resource for product and raw material information, regulatory and quality compliance, and in the investigation of related issues.  The position supports team members and managers as assigned.
  • Working as part of a cross-functional team, participate in new product development projects with new and existing customers as directed by R&D Manager.
  • Adhere to project activities and timelines. Support R&D Manager in communications regarding project activities and deliverables.
  • Participate in pilot and commercial plant trials
  • Produce product samples for customers
  • Conduct Shelf life studies on products
  • Conducts bench top testing and routine laboratory analysis, includes Brix, acidity, viscosity, flavor, color, and various vitamins and minerals
  • Reformulate existing products for product improvements or based on cost savings opportunities
  • Function as a technical resource for various departments, supports company third party certifications for GFSI, Kosher, organic and non-GMO
  • Develops specifications and testing protocol as required for new products based on critical consumer and customer attributes
  • Supports cost savings initiatives through ingredient, product and process optimization
  • Provides technical support to Marketing and Sales as required
  • Conduct sensory testing
  • Collection, documentation, and analysis of data
  • Other job responsibilities as assigned

  • 0-3 years of experience developing products in food/beverage companies
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Biology, or related field of study
  • Strong knowledge and a desire to learn more about food science, health and nutrition, food manufacturing processes, quality assurance principles, ingredient supply market and market research practices
  • Ability and desire to work in a laboratory and manufacturing scale environments
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Word, and Power Point and other computer applications (TraceGains and Genesis) to access information and analyze data
  • Core competencies include verbal and written communication skills, collaboration and knowledge sharing, analytical skills, accountability and initiative, and the ability to work with professional and nonprofessional personnel

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