Process Development Technologist - Chichester
Are you an experienced Process Development Technologist or a Food Science / Manufacturing Graduate hungry for a Food industry career?
If so we would like to hear from you!
You will be working at our bright and modern offices on the Chichester Food Park in beautiful West Sussex and will also spend time in the heart of the action in the manufacturing environment.
A day in the life of a Process Technologist:
We make delicious salad meals, coleslaw, potato salad, bagged salads and leafy salad bowls. Our products are stocked by leading Retail supermarkets & restaurant chains and consumed by millions of customers in the UK, so you may well have eaten something made by us!
You will get involved in projects from initial concept idea to launch in stores. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing something you have created proudly displayed on the shelves in your local supermarket ready to be enjoyed by consumers!
You will be very hands on in the manufacturing environment, testing out trial runs of new products and perfecting and changing the recipe until it's perfect. The production areas are cold when you are in there to keep our products fresh, but you will wrap up warm in a company fleece and warm drinks are available afterwards.
We work with a variety of ingredients and food allergens like meat, fish, dairy, fruit and veg so there's lots to learn.
A typical new coleslaw or potato salad launch:
Working with the NPD team and Development Chefs, you will be testing product composition, from the piece size and shape of the carrots and cabbage in the coleslaws to the shape and texture of the potato in potato salads.
You'll refine the recipes to test, taste and test again! Hours will be spent in our development kitchen analysing the size and shape of the ingredients, ensuring the mayonnaise is the right consistency and working out the manufacturing requirements to ensure that the fantastic products we create in our kitchens can be replicated on a large-scale.
Next, it's time for small-scale trials of the products at one of our manufacturing sites, working with support from the Engineering team when required. This could involve testing the pumping equipment, manufacturing speed and product stability so that consumers can rely on the same product every time.
Finally, the products you have been a part of creating are out for sale and it's time for the next project to start!
Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday with occasional weekend work or later hours when required.
You will join our well-established and friendly team of 5 Process Technologists. The team are very supportive and like to work hard and play hard. They are a sociable team and get up to things outside of work too. From time to time they have opportunities to visit suppliers to check the specifications of our products, the favourite so far seems to be Thailand!
Your journey with us…
Our Process team is important and without our dedicated Process Technologists, our delicious products wouldn't be able to launch!
You'll have full support and on the job training from our Senior Process Technologist Nicki to help you learn and develop your knowledge of this skilled area. For more experienced Technologists, Nicki will be your mentor and leader.
There's plenty of training opportunities and you will also work towards Food Hygiene and Safety certificates, HACCP certificates, Principles of lean manufacturing and learn project management skills.
You will be spoilt for choice with future career development opportunities at Natures Way Foods, whether you decide to climb the ladder in the process team or end up making a sideways move into NPD or Technical, we will help make your career ambitions a reality.
- Competitive salary.
- Annual company performance bonus.
- Relocation packages available.
- Laptop and mobile phone.
- Company pension.
- 25 days holiday.
- Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
- Life Assurance policy.
- Plenty of development and training opportunities.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
- Business casual dress down policy.
- Free parking available across all sites.
Here at Natures Way, we love food!
It all started in 1994 with bagged salad and now we are a leading and award winning manufacturer of fresh convenient food such as prepared salad and fruit, food to go, dressed salads, coleslaw and potato salad to name just a few, supplying to some of the UKs largest household name supermarkets and restaurants.
Operating at four sites on the scenic south coast near to Chichester, Natures Way Foods (NWF) is now one of the largest employers in the area. We're immensely proud to employ a diverse team of nearly 1200 talented, committed and high performing people, valuing their individual strengths, talents, industry knowledge and experience.
We are also a social bunch and get involved in a regular charitable and community projects.
We're also proud to say we're an equal opportunities employer.
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