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Lab Technologist - Product Development

Location : Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Our client is a Minnesota company who manufactures and markets many branded consumer products.  Their history dates back to the mid 1800’s.

Do you have a passion for the creation of food and the packaging of food? 

Our client has an opening for a Laboratory Technologist - Product Development
In this role you will be supporting product development, ideally in food consumer packaged goods.


  • Support product development initiatives from start to full production

  • Enable projects advancement through appropriate consumer, descriptive, and discrimination testing

  • Identify cost savings opportunities by challenging formulation and processing assumptions

  • Execute commercialization of projects efficiently and with excellence

  • Maintain ingredient and finished product specifications with accuracy


Schedule:  FT 40 hours, Monday - Friday

Salary:  $DOE/ hr (long term contract)

Location:  Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN

Benefits:  Health Insurance Available



Required Qualifications :

  • High School Degree w/7+ years of directly relatable experience

  • Or 2 yr Degree – Preferred!

  • Basic computer/technology skills (MSOffice Products, etc)

  • Comfortable in processing (pilot plant or plant) environment; comfortable operating equipment

  • Previous experience in product development lab support- dry mix baked goods, cereals, dairy products, flavors, frozen breakfast pastries, pizza/pizza snacks, soup/thermal processing – A Plus!

  • Basic understanding of food safety and human safety

  • Previous work experience in a similar field - food product development experience/laboratory experience

  • Skills to be successful - Self-Starter, Critical Thinker, Problem-Solving, ability to trouble-shoot, Conflict Resolution, and Relationship building skills, ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment, desire to learn, creative, innovative thinker

  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute in a team environment

  • Ability to challenge established methods and beliefs

  • Ability to travel as needed.


Keywords:  product development, lab technologist, food service, laboratory,

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