Some of the essential duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Perform all laboratory, pilot plant, and plant tests in the development of products, processes, and equipment. Analyze and report results. Lead new product start-ups at production facilities by participating in production or quality assurance activities. Is responsible for assuring that the project meets budget, time requirements, quality goals, and OperatorConsumer needs (45%).
Develops potential new products, in conjunction with Marketing, Operations, Innovation, and Engineering management, that have promising areas of research or technology that address unmet needs and have large potential markets (25%).
Directs activities with other departments to meet project goals and timelines. Supports other departments in meeting project requirements (10%).
Develops specifications and testing protocol for new products based on critical consumer and customer attributes. Learn and apply the C2C and lean product development methodologies (10%).
Contributes to the project definition document in coordination with the Marketing team utilizing the appropriate BAF template. This document clearly defines the project goals, resource requirements, budget, and timeline requirements. Ensures project management principles are followed (5%).
Keep abreast of advances in food research and new and emerging technologies through technical seminars, technical publications, etc. Conduct literature searches as required to support project work (5%).
Must be food-focused, with a demonstrated ability to formulate new food products that deliver on taste expectations
Embodies resourcefulness and critical thinking, with an ability to utilize scientific principles to develop new products, processes, and formulations
Demonstrates detail orientation with a sense of urgency
Ability to manage projects, plan and coordinate project activities, communicate progress and challenges, and be a technical expert
Must be results orientated, with proactive problem-solving skills
Have the flexibility to work beyond normal workday hours, shift work, and some weekends. Operation of process equipment is required
Demonstrates leadership, cost consciousness, communication skills, and diplomacy that will promote good relations with all facets of management and other disciplines in the effective execution of projects
Functions effectively as a project team member and technical expert
Must maintain the highest standards of data management by completing all necessary record-keeping to maintain intellectual property and share knowledge across the organization
About BAF - Basic American,Inc
Basic American Foods is a dehydrated potato manufacturer in East Idaho with around 1,000 employees and 3 facilities in East Idaho, with corporate headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA.
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