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Product Innovation

Redwood City, CA 94063

Posted: 11/19/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Production Job Number: 582780 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description


The Product Validation Technician supports an interdisciplinary team of designers, scientists, engineers, and chefs. We are looking for someone that is a problem solver, who has excellent record keeping skills, has an eye for details, and enjoys working as part of a dynamic team.
You Will:
  • Develop and carry out SOPs for assays and product validations
  • Document and communicate test findings effectively using Google Suite (G Calendar, Gmail, G sheets, etc), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and willingness to learn other software tools, as needed
  • Support creating product and culinary validation workflow plans
  • Support formula validations with testing and organized data collection
  • Prepare product samples for validation assays and sensory testing
  • Improve and maintain lab kitchen equipment
  • Support complex and/or large scale product development projects within a team
  • Communicate and work cross-functionally
  • Must demonstrate excellent record keeping and accountability
  • Voice ideas, concerns and solutions to teammates
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary, organized and safe workplace

Preferred Qualifications (but not required):
  • Some experience in a scientific research environment
  • Some experience in food production
  • AS or BS

You Have:
  • Confident knowledge of scientific process (identifying controls, noise in data, hypothesis development)
  • Agility using and documenting culinary techniques and recipes
  • Proficiency using Google Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience in fast-paced environment where accuracy and clear communication is important
  • Self-motivated to make meaningful contributions in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of home and food service equipment
  • Self-motivated individual with good communication and organization skills
  • Positive, motivated, and hardworking attitude
  • Comfortable using math for formulation calculations
  • Desire and willingness to taste samples

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