R&D Technician

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Food and Drink

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £15.00 - 17.04 per hour

  • Contact:

    Sarah Gilbert

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446127

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Job Title - R&D Technician

Hourly rate - £17.04 ltd

Location - Birmingham

Industry - FMCG


An opportunity has arisen for an R&D Technician to operate a pilot plant for the R&D department of an international confectionery manufacturer.  You will be responsible for the execution of trial plans. Operation of pilot plant equipment without supervision. Preparing equipment & ingredients for pilot plant trials. Cleaning equipment following trials. Production of product samples. Data collection & report writing. Data compiling. Project data organization in Teamsite. Running of sensory sessions.

In addition to the above you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring and keeping inventory of Gold Standard samples in freezers.
  • Assistance in large trials.
  • Labelling products & monitoring storage.
  • Stock taking of ingredients/ trial products.
  • Occasional travel to support trials at other sites.


You will be a strong team player with good communication skills, and will be flexible to working overtime on the odd occasion when the business requires.  You will be able to work with precision and accuracy, and follow strict work processes and procedures.


A food science background or qualification will be advantageous.


If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Sarah Gilbert at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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