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Food Technologist II, VAB


Buffalo, NY, US, 14213

Req ID:  23587

Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values.  That means our associates are able to work for a great company while also benefiting from a work environment that fosters world class professionalism combined with family intimacy.  Our benefit offerings are reflective of this unique blend of Life, Work and Family .


The Food Technologist II plans and organizes routine and non-routine research and development activities concerned with the chemical, biological and/or physical nature of food in order to evaluate and improve the quality of existing products and related processes and to develop new products and processes.  Accountabilities require the ability to successfully partner with others cross-functionally.  Work gets performed through Speed to Market (STM) or standardized business processes.


  • Develops and implements the technical plans for multiple food development projects simultaneously.
  • Scope of technical accountability includes formulation and process parameter development.
  • Project work includes all phases of NPD development from initial prototype development, to pilot plant scale, to full scale commercialization.
  • Designs and executes experiments, analyzes and interprets data to make sound technical recommendations for specific projects
  • Prepares prototype food products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment as required.
  • Provides solutions to a wide range of challenges by applying technical knowledge and experience
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams and technical peers, throughout the development new products and processes
  • Develops and implements cost savings ideas through formula and process optimization.
  • Writes technical reports and documents daily laboratory work in an electronic laboratory notebook


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical/Food Engineering or Master’s in Food Science. B.Sc in Food Science may be considered with job experience in related field
  • 0-5 years of relevant experience in the food industry. Product development experience in bakery, cereal, dough or processed grains preferred.
  • Previous intern or coop experience for new graduate candidates.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency with presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively independently and with R&D peers, project team members and plant personnel to drive results.
  • Strong problem solving skills and passion for innovation
  • Travels regularly (up to 30% of time)

Rich Products Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Rich’s”), are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity, and maintain employment statistics on applicants.


Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Rich’s. Please contact Rich’s Human Resources department if you need assistance completing this application or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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