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Research and Development Technologist - Food ingredients

Ref: 76798

  • 32,000-38,000
  • 16 Jun 2022
  • Cavan
  • Permanent

Research and Development Technologist - Food ingredients

About the Company

My client is Ireland’s largest Dairy Co-operative. At their eight processing sites they manufacture and export an extensive range of top quality dairy foodservice, consumer foods and food ingredient products for blue-chip customers in over 80 countries worldwide.

About the Position

The successful candidate will be required to manage the R&D Dairy ingredients application project. They will ensure quick delivery of nutritional, functional and cost-effective solutions to our customers worldwide

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading and supporting R&D and Operation team across the entire NPD Product pipeline, scale up with particular focus on production trials and change control validation.
  • Technology transfer from lab/pilot trials to large-scale factory trials and subsequently involve in successful commercialisation.
  • Researching new equipment, methodology, current & future processing technologies for NPD, ReInnovation, Analytical testing etc.
  • Responsibilities for R&D pilot plant and analytical lab operation and new employee training
  • Good understanding of various pilot plant equipment used for dairy product development and be confident and interested in operating after sufficient training
  • Maintenance of R&D Pilot Plant and Laboratory equipment from Quality and H&S requirement
  • Change Control Validation & R&D Sign off – e.g. production, chemical, materials, test methods in collaboration with QA.
  • Assisting QA and Operation in investigations and troubleshooting for utilities/ product/ process/ analytical
  • deviations arising from non-conformities identified in processes, products from internal investigation/supplier or customer complaints.
  • Capturing R&D data for Product & Process Development, report preparation and costing
  • Participation on R&D Open Innovation projects e.g. DPTC, VistaMilk etc. as required.
  • Providing technician training and upskilling on new product and process development
  • Represent R&D in QA compliance audits as required
  • Maintaining all R&D documents to the highest standard possible for the audit purpose
  • Travel to various sites, customers meeting, conferences and other ad hoc meetings as required
  • Responsibility to comply with all Data Protection legislation
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations in line with Health and Safety legislation
  • To develop own performance by completing relevant learning and development activities.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time in line with your role from the Head of R&D


2 years experience in food science
IT and scientific skills with overall project management skills
Minimum Bachelor of science or food science 

Remuneration Package

21 days
Pension package at 10.9% employee
Free parking
Cycle to work scheme

To discuss this role further or other engineering jobs please contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 5927888 or by email or click the apply button

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