Focus Management

Process Technologist, Food Manufacturing, Lincolnshire

£20000 - £25000 per annum
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Zoe Gmaj
Contract Type
Full Time

Opportunity to be part of the product development process of award winning products for a hig-end retailer...

Do you have experience of running or supporting the running of factory trials to develop and validate processes for new food products? Do you love the buzz of the factory and have a good understanding of various factory processes and new product development (NPD)?

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a site that manufactures high quality added value meals for major UK retailers. With category award-winning products, supported by an inspirational NPD team this is a great opportunity to take those products from the kitchen into the factory from scale-up to full manufacture and product launch.

As a Process Technologist you will work in a Process team who are launching over 20 different products in this month alone on the back of a major new business contract! An analytical and inquisitive mind will put you in good stead to be successful in this role, that coupled with the ability to manage a number of tasks at one time under tight deadlines and at speed! It is tough - but highly rewarding! Imagine seeing those products on the shelf knowing "I did that!"

As a Process Technologist you will take products from the product development team and scale them up running factory trials. You will manage the critical path to tight deadlines and will ensure all trials are arranged and booked in with production to cause minimum disruption. You will order raw materials and ensure they are available prior to the start of the trial and will then run the products through the factory. You will need to ensure the product is manufactured to specification and will work with Engineers and production teams to ensure product quality is not compromised. This may mean altering processes, recipes and/or ingredients to get the right results. Other testing will include shelf life, organoleptic and micro sampling. Process validation documentation, QAS (Quality Attribute Sheets) and all trial data must be correctly updated in the quality management system.

Experience of working in process technology is highly desirable for this role, but candidates with a strong food degree and passion for process will be considered. This is a company where you can have a long-term career, make great friends and build exceptional experience as a Process Technologist working with added value, multi-component chilled meals. This experience is like gold dust in the market, so you will never be short of work!

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REF. ZEG13557a By Zoe Gmaj

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