Research and Development Technician

Torrance, CA

Posted: 12/26/2018 Employment Type: Full Time Direct Hire Industry: Food Manufacturing/ Food Supplier Job Number: AH0043 Pay Rate: $17-$20.61/Hour Branch: Anaheim Hills Division:


SUMMARY OF POSITION:  The R&D Technician has the primary duty of conducting the R&D trials related to product/process improvement and innovation. This role involves development of protocols, conducting the trials, collecting data and reporting results. The R&D Technician will be highly involved in sensory testing and will perform lab testing duties that may include physical and chemical tests as well as microbiology plating.




  1. Conduct production and bench top trials, including developing protocols, running the trials, analyzing data, and reporting on results.
  2. At the direction of the R&D Supervisor, collaborate with Marketing, coordinate the innovation process by preparing for and attending weekly meetings, building and maintaining development timelines and tracking project progress.
  3. Perform lab analysis on products during R&D trials or for specific requests, such as pH, moisture, salt, fat and any microbiological testing.
  4. Conduct shelf life study during product development.
  5. Collaborate on sourcing and validation of all new ingredients.
  6. Follow all Venice Bakery Good Laboratory Practices (GLP’s).
  7. Assist with maintenance of R&D related documentation (e.g.: product specifications, product formulas, etc.).
  8. Monitor R&D supply inventory.
  9. Assist R&D Supervisor in root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  10. Be involved in internal auditing of GMP’s and HACCP.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Demonstrate ability to understand and take directions
  2. Speak, read, and write English (Spanish a Plus)
  3. Be able to use a ruler and take accurate measurements
  4. Able to perform basic mathematical calculations and analyses
  5. Basic Computer Skills
  6. Effective Communications skills
  7. Problem Solving Skills
  8. Be able to work alone
  9. Ability to document and measure results
  10. Be willing to learn new methods and procedures
  11. Must have a Bachelor in Science
  12. Must have prior Food Science R&D experience 

Leslie Callari

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