Senior Research Technician
Participated as a product development team member on several products each year during my tenure (condensed soup, ready to serve soup, canned chicken, canned pasta and gravy)
- Under my direction, responsible for several product developments and enhancements.
- Led product trial runs in pilot plant as well in thermal plants
- Trained new hires, contractors and co-ops on thermal process methods, development procedures and processes
- Collaborated on projects with cross functional team members including Process Safety, Process Engineers, Quality Assurance, Government Regulations, Nutrition, Marketing, Consumer Insights, Legal Affairs, Packaging Product Development, Science and Technology and Sensory/Product Guidance
- Qualified operator of Cooker/Retorts. Trained and certified employees on one cooker/retort
- Experienced in conducting shelf life studies to determine the quality, stability of color, flavor, and nutrition of the product over its projected shelf life and beyond.