London Manufacturing Jobs

Product Development Technician

by McCormick Canada

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Apr 05, 2021
McCormick Canada

Job Description

 

Product Development Technician 

McCormick Canada continues its long track record of growth and is a respected leader in the spice, seasoning, flavouring and specialty food industry.  Our consumer products division serves retail grocery customers and emerging channels with Club House, Billy Bee and McCormick products, while our Custom Flavour Solutions division serves food service distributors and other respected food manufacturers across Canada.  McCormick Canada is part of the world leader in spice and seasonings, McCormick & Company Inc.

 

The Power of People is one of our five pillars.  It has been the foundation for McCormick's success for decades.  There is something inspiring about working at McCormick.  We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.  Without our employees, our success is not possible.  Our commitment to our customers, our consumers and our employees is unsurpassed. 

 

Position Description:

  • Support Product Development activities such as sample preparation and labeling
  • Mix, pack, label, arrange for shipment, and track samples as required
  • Maintain fresh ingredient stock in the laboratory by obtaining ingredients and recording shelf life
  • Prepare finished products for internal and external evaluations
  • Assisting in supplier and technical group presentations and product/ingredient evaluations through cooking, aiding in plate presentation, and serving
  • Aiding senior PD staff in process applications as required
  • Perform sensory evaluations including preparing products, setting up tests, and assisting with running panels
  • Perform other PD tasks as assigned by senior Product Development staff
  • Contact ingredient vendors for information or samples as directed by senior PD staff
  • Sanitation and organization in the laboratory

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in food science or related discipline
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in food technology or food processing is an asset
  • Experience working a lab environment
  • Meticulous attention to small quantities and detail orientated
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Good computer skills (knowledge of SAP, DevEx, and Lotus Notes is an asset)
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of duties and prioritize effectively
  • Willingness to learn and grow in the job
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