Product Development Technologist in Brampton at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Brampton
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    1 to 5 years
  • Date Posted:
    2/15/2018
  • Job ID:
    813704

Job Description


Product Development Technologist - Contract to hire opportunity for experienced product developer to develop new products and modify existing product lines.  Will require vehicle to travel to customer site as necessary.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Development of new frozen food products and the improvement of current products.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop recipes for new products including investigating new ingredients, testing ingredients in new recipes, creating product samples, and comparing the designs against competitive products.
  • Organize product specifications including ingredient declarations, nutritionals, product name, costs, etc. to satisfy customer product requirements and customer regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare samples for customer presentations and participate in product cuttings providing support to Sales & Marketing
  • Input formulae into standardized excel formats
  • Conducting internal sensory evaluation of products.
  • Participating in the creation of Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain inventory for the lab; ordering, receiving, storing and distributing lab supplies and materials, ensuring appropriate inventory rotation.
  • Ongoing maintenance of recipes/formulations, methodologies and specifications 
  • Conduct R&D on current products to monitor shelf life, nutritional analysis, regulatory compliance, compliance to product standards and performance.
  • Source alternative ingredients and alternative suppliers to existing ingredients to expand the supplier base, achieve cost savings or improve product shelf life.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post secondary education in food science, nutrition, and /  or culinary science

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Cooking skills and nutritional knowledge
  • Knowledge of food ingredients and ability to assess quality (sensory evaluation)
  • Mathematical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good computer skills with strong Excel skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to vehicle

Experience Required:

  • 1 to 5 years of related experience
  • Combination of culinary experience and product development experience in a food manufacturing facility preferred

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.