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Food Research Technician


Caldwell, ID, US, 83607-9221

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role provides support to Plant Sciences food scientists in the timely completion of specific research and development of biotechnology food products using potatoes and other base materials. Assures that the pilot plant equipment is properly assembled, set up, operated and cleaned. Assists with special customer presentations and sample preparation for such presentations. Assists in coordinating supply of ingredients, fiber and adequate supply of processing ingredients required for research sample production. Performs work assigned by others. Provides time / resource estimates for assigned tasks. Contributes independently.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement and adhere to strict food safety procedures while following good manufacturing practices in the production of all samples for internal research, customer research, and consumer testing into new and modified products.
  • Coordinate supply of ingredients, fiber and adequate supply of processing ingredients required for research sample production. Ordering will include direct interaction with vendors, operations personnel and R&D management.
  • Assist research staff with project documentation that contributes to the protection of J.R. Simplot and R&D confidentiality and intellectual property by: accurate input of analytical results into experimental orders, contribute to project results and discussion through skilled observation and input to the research scientists.

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

1+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

• Knowledge and some demonstrated experience in biology
• Good organizational, verbal and written communication skills, validating and contributing to team documentation
• Basic time management and planning skills
• Basic understanding of office computer tools, e.g., word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, presentations
• Basic understanding of biotechnology, or other biology field
• Can apply critical thinking skills to solving problems and some technical aptitude
• Ability to interface with vendors for support and maintenance
• Ability to gather and disseminate information, analysis and technical solution recommendations in support of team efforts

Job Requisition ID: 12375

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Tech Center R&D - Caldwell 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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