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R&D Support Coordinator

City of Industry, Ca 91746

Posted: 01/02/2024 Job Category: Admin/Clerical Job Number: 2089861

Job Description

Assistant to Research and Development Department (R&D Assistant) - Food Manufacturing Industry:


Compensation $22 - $29


Duties and Responsibilities:


• The R&D Assistant serves as an integral part of the product development and marketing team.

• Will actively participate in all activities relevant to research and product development.

• Activities include but are not limited to: development meetings, ideation, ingredient sourcing, formulation, bench top testing, pilot and plant trials, shelf life testing, artwork and labeling, packaging concepts, and interacting with internal cross-functional teams, customers, suppliers and tradeshows.

• The candidate will be mentored by R&D Manager, who will coach incumbent on product development; project management; building rapport and collaborative relationships across cross-functional teams to meet company goals.

• Support product improvement and troubleshooting.

• Participate in testing and tastings of products.

• Record keeping for all changes in formulas or products.

• May cook and prepare bench top or pilot prototypes.

• Coordinate and prepare sample requests for shipment.

• Assist in new item set up and approval.

• Support in Raw material and Finished product document management.

• Support in Regulatory, packaging development and approval.

• Assist in packing and shipping materials for outgoing sample requests.

• The candidate will have the opportunity to put the best ideas forward to actively drive growth of company and private label brands.


Performance Requirements:

• Passion for working with food and willingness to work in an exciting, fast-paced and challenging environment.

• Full time employment; schedule may vary by departmental and business needs.

• Strength demands: Includes exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally.

• Highly motivated to seek feedback and is open to constructive criticism to continually work on self-improvement.

• Subject to work in noise level areas.

• Ability to work in cold environment.

• Adherence to all Company personnel and safety policies and procedures.

• Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety policies.

• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

• Flexibility to travel, potentially several times a year (tradeshows, customer visits)

• A sense of urgency and ability to work in teams or independently without direct supervision as needed.


Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

• 2+years of similar experience as R&D Assistant in the food manufacturing sector

• Education: High School or Equivalent Diploma Required, College/Culinary Degree preferred.

• Experience: Food service or production experience preferred, not required.

• Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills (i.e. oral and written).


For immediate consideration email your resume today to:


We look forward working with you!


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