John B. Sanfilippo Research & Development Technician in Elgin, Illinois

The Research and Development Technician assists the R&D department with sample preparation, 5S activities and product cutting.

  • Makes, fills, labels and ships samples per food scientist direction.

  • Monitors storage room and removes outdated items.

  • Monitors first production run samples and transfers to warehouse storage as needed.

  • Monitors existing flavor and seasoning.

  • Is responsible for handling simple sample requests, as assigned by Manager.

  • Enters new ingredient samples into incoming ingredient log.

  • Keys in label information for outgoing product samples.

  • Assists with product cuttings - to include grading and sizing of nut varieties and trail mix components.

  • Is responsible for manufacturing, distributing and consistently maintaining safe and quality food by following good manufacturing practices, allergen controls, food defense, HACCP and SQF requirements.

  • Is responsible for immediately reporting all food safety and quality issues to your manager.

  • Is responsible for partnering with others; Sharing knowledge, skills and information within your team and across functional areas.

  • Is responsible for enhancing technical and functional competencies, as well as professional and leadership development.

  • Three to five years of experience in the food industry.

  • Experience with nut processing, laboratory technician experience preferred.

  • Excellent math skills.

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Job Specific Requirements:

In the event that the Research and Development Technician is absent, the Department Manager is responsible for providing an equally qualified person to cover this position.

ID: 2017-3902

Shift: First

External Company Name: John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

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