Research and Development Technician

Research and Development Technician position is responsible for completing all R & D tests for product development and sales samples, assist in the development and data collection of new product development and support plant level new product startups in all departments.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Grind, slice, formulate, stuff and cook new products.
  • Operate slicer to slice new product to specifications.
  • Inject, tumble, and formulate IQF items.
  • Prepare meat, supplies and ingredients from the West Liberty plant for the pilot plan operations.
  • Pack coolers for sales samples and R & D testing.
  • Bag and label meats in the pilot plant.
  • Organize samples and supplies in the pilot plant.
  • Clean all equipment that is used through the day including but not limited to stuffers, grinders, slicers, oven rack, totes and miscellaneous items.
  • Prepare spices and ingredients for daily formulations.
  • Complete all daily production, quality assurance, government, swabs and UPS shipper paperwork for work completed at the pilot plant.
  • Support other facilities as needed for startups and other projects.
  • Others duties as assigned.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Previous experience working in research and development preferred.
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office and gmail.
  • Must be able to work extended hours according to project schedule.
  • Must have valid driver's license to drive from pilot plant to main plant.
  • Operate forklift and powered industrial truck.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online on our careersite at careers.wlfoods.com/.


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