R&D Technician
at Medix

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

Job Description

Job Description:

  • Partner with the R&D Specialist and production crew to determine sample needs and expectations

  • Prepare samples, pack and ship them

  • Assist production crew with formula modifications and recalculation

  • Communicate and coordinate sample runs with production, including managers, supervisors, and scheduler

  • Request ingredients from shipping and receiving staff

  • Provide direction to the mixers/operators about sample specifications and recipes

  • Ensure specifications of the samples are being followed

  • Use Mathematics, chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods

  • Evaluate products against targets and goals for taste, texture, and other requirements

  • Understand all the equipment and processes used to create each sample product

  • Inspect food processing areas to ensure compliance with government regulations and standards for sanitation, safety, quality, and waste management standards.

  • Organize data and draw conclusions from a variety of microbiological, chemical and physical tests

  • Assists in generating new product ideas and recipes, modifying and improving existing recipes, ensuring that strict hygiene food safety standards are met identifying and choosing products from suppliers.

  • Assist in investigating customer complaints and product issues; Compiling, checking and approving product specifications and labeling;

  • Stay up­ to date on new regulations and current events regarding food science by reviewing scientific literature.

  • Willingness to fill in and assist other positions within the company.


  • Associates degree or High School diploma and related experience.

  • 2 year of manufacturing of meat industry experience

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, and Word)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong decision making and problem­solving skills

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concreate variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Excellent planning, organizational, multi­tasking and project management skills

Reference number: 91807

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Addison, IL
  • Job Type: Science
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 10/16/2019

About Us

Medix provides workforce solutions to clients and creates opportunity for talent representing a variety of industries through our Healthcare, Scientific and Information Technology divisions. We have earned our reputation as an industry leader by providing unsurpassed customer service and top quality professionals to our clients.

At Medix we are extremely dedicated to our candidates, providing them with the best advice, support and direction during their job search. We work with all of our candidates personally to understand their skills and aspirations and best match them with opportunities that fit their goals. As we place contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire employment plans, we offer the flexibility to accommodate your schedule and needs.  We will also provide guidance and support during the interview process.  The benefits at Medix don’t stop there. After being employed for 30 days and averaging 30 hours per week for those 30 days, you become eligible for our benefit program.

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