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Food Development Lab Technician

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Perfect Day

Location: Emeryville, CA

Position: Full time, non-exempt

Required Education: Associates degree in food science, biological sciences, or life sciences with 1-2 years of experience in food industry is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in food science, biological sciences, or life sciences a plus.

Area(s) of Expertise Desired: Food development in R&D or organized restaurant environment, knowledge of food GMP, experience in food product development, process development, culinary & sensory is a plus.

Description:

Perfect Day is working to commercializing its first animal-free dairy protein products. We are seeking an intelligent, enthusiastic, motivated Lab Technician to join our Food Development team. The ideal candidate will be driven and will do what it takes to contribute to a small team in a fast paced, collaborative start-up environment.

Role & Responsibilities:

- With guidance from Research Scientists, help deliver R&D plans and strategies in support of company objectives, specifically projects which involve characterizing new food ingredients and help develop new food product application projects.

- Learn and understand the basics of food ingredients, food products, food nutrition and food product manufacturing processes in support of executing project tasks with efficiency and rigor.

- Maintaining inventory of supplies and product in the food development lab to include ordering, receiving, labeling, shelving and shipping.

- Record keeping (inventory, MSDS, routine maintenance, experimental/observational data) and report preparation.

- Weighing and processing product (running pilot plan machines & unit operations, including but not limited to pasteurizer, homogenizer and spray drier).

- Analyzing materials utilizing analytical equipment such as pH meter, Turbiscan and functionality assays.

- Assisting with media prep, as required.

- Presenting at team, project & company meetings.

- Suggesting improvements to existing work flows.

Requirements:

- Associates degree in food science, biological sciences, or life sciences with 1-2 years of experience in food industry is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in food science, biological sciences, or life sciences a plus.

- Food development in R&D or organized restaurant environment, knowledge of food GMP, experience in food product development, process development, culinary & sensory is a plus.

- Prior operation of food equipment (food pilot preferred).

- Objective approach to project work, understanding project priorities via efficient communication.

- Disciplined approach to understand scope of experiments with guidance from Research Scientist.

- Flawless execution of tasks at hand while practicing GMP and upholding the highest standards of food and personal safety.

- Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, climb, kneel, bend, and at times lift objects as heavy as 50 lbs.

- Some travel will be required.

Work Environment:

Position located in a mix of typical laboratory, workshop and kitchen environments, and requires a tolerance for high worker traffic, close quarters, noise, odors, dust, transiently wet and dirty floors, and varying room temperatures and lighting.

Sounds interesting?