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Process Technologist

Employer
Oscar Mayer
Location
Erith (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£28,000 to £30,000
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Development, Technical, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Purpose

To assist in the development of new, profitable and deliverable product concepts. To provide process and technical support in product development and successful transfer to production.

Context

  • This role has the responsibility for delivering focused development for customers whilst developing the cost effectiveness of the site.
  • Ensure that concept ready meals and convenience foods are successfully transferred from the kitchen to factory launch.
  • This role will work closely with all departments meeting the customer requirements for shelf life, commercial targets, consistency and organoleptic characteristics.

Key Responsibilities

Trial Management

  • Responsible for organising factory / pre-launch and shelf life trials as required. Ensuring that correct process is followed and findings (such as microbiological / organoleptic testing) to be shared with all relevant parties. 

Document Control

  • Ensure that all product information received from the concept team is verified as correct. 
  • The product & recipe manual must be maintained and kept up to date at all times with all necessary sign offs.
  • Ensure that products meet the correct customer criteria and that following any product approval all relevant departments have the necessary information to complete the customer requirements for launch critical path.
  • Undertake traceability exercises as requested.
  • Generate the final customer Quality Attribute Information for all new products and ensure they are updated to the customer requests and approved in the timescales agreed with each customer. 

Sample Management

  • Organise factory samples as appropriate for each stage in the critical path.
  • Collate information from all practical work & interpret and feedback any relevant results to the Concept Development Technologist for possible product amendment or discussion with the customer.

Communication

  • This role requires strong communication across the business & is a key contact between several departments.
  • Responsible updating all key parties as to progress at all times.
  • Must provide a central point of information for factory enquiries on new product trials and or launches.

Development Management Systems

  • Responsible for aligning our development processes to customer requirements.

Process Expertise

  • As central contact for factory enquiries you are responsible for translating kitchen methods and assembly into a suitable factory processes, ensuring that parties understand and have the relevant product information.

Customer Liaison

  • To assist & support the Process Development Manager as appropriate with customer presentations and panels.

Continuous Improvement  / Cost Management

  • Provide a tangible input into the ongoing improvement of product quality of existing dishes as part of the development team.
  • Provide input with technical / operations after product launch to ascertain if  any further improvements can be paid.

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