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Research & Development Technologist

Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Research & Development Technologistreq35903Employment Type:
RegularLocation: GREENWICH,CTHave you ever enjoyed Arnold, Brownberry or Oroweat bread? A Thomas' English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee, Entenmann's or Marinela cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!More than 20,000 associates in bakeries, sales centers, offices and on sales routes work to ensure our consumers have the freshest products at every meal. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we provide a safe and inclusive work environment that appreciates diversity, promotes development and allows our associates to be their authentic selves. Description:Position Summary:
Conducts Research and product development activities throughout BBU for all BBU manufactured products and all co-manufactured, co-developed products. Brings key skills and knowledge in new product ideas/concepts and troubleshooting. Able to initiate product and /or processing concepts from idea to final production start-up. Spearhead new technology development and its application into all baked good areas. Develop and implement productivity project. Key Job Responsibilities:Design and execute experimentation using established procedures, interpret results and translate results into possible solutions.Contribute to key product improvement, cost reductions, new products, development, knowledge building or other technically based, business driven objective.Describe/demonstrate research results or experimental protocols to colleagues in a professional manner.Carry out those programs so laid out by designated supervisors under authority of the Director of Product Development, within the parameters of time and cost, etc.To work both in a "hands-on" environment and /or direct as needed, ideas and concepts into product reality.Utilizes practical and technical abilities both of his/her own and/or other team members, make changes, and is adaptive as required.Utilizing services available - laboratory, accounting, packaging, technical services, marketing, engineering, etc. - ensure that product(s) are followed through to channels for final approval for sale.To advise and guide, as requested, other R&D team members and other departments throughout BBU, on scientific/technical matters as necessary.To prepare specifications and process operating guides for product developments and ensure flow of documentation is communicated to those who have a need to know.To write reports/memos from time to time on status of developmentsInterface with operations personnel in all facilities to implement product development objective effectively and efficiently to completion.Deal effectively and professionally with outside ingredient supplier to meet R&D objectives (keeping Purchasing informed).To ensure, always, communication with all R&D members of product development team throughout BBU and any other groups that may be added in the future.To maintain a daily log outlining project status and activities in such detail that others may continue the test.To lead in special projects concerning products, processes, equipment, and facility concepts and design.Where approved to travel to all BBU technical facilities and co-packers to accomplish R&D objectives and interface professionally independently and effectively with representatives of the same.#LI-JC1 Position Requirements:Education and Work History:Strong commitment to and support of BBU's values, ethics, goals, and objectives.B.S. degree in Food Sciences, Cereal Science, or in Chemical, or Food/Agricultural/Biological Sciences.Minimum of 6 months of experience in Research and Development of foods, preferably in the bakery industry. Formulating and/or troubleshooting experience is desired.Knowledge of the baking process and the function of ingredients.Proven excellent work record with demonstrated high levels of initiative and self-direction.Demonstrated strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Excellent project management skills with ability to prioritize multiple activities simultaneouslyComputer skills and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other software/applications.Willing to travel as requiredM.S. in Food Science or related field or significant experience and training beyond B.S. degree in the science of baking and a strong mechanical aptitude. Equivalent work experience in the bakery industry and specific experience within an R&D/Quality environment, developing or troubleshooting products may be considered.Completion of the AIB Residence course preferred.Knowledge of Statistical Process Control, statistical design of experiments, and data collection and analysis preferred. The physical and mental demands described in each job posting are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of each job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of each job.Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, any other classification protected by law.

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