Product Development Sample Technician

  • Type: VMS
  • Job #41822
  • City: Atlanta
  • State: GA

A premier nutrition company is seeking a Product Development Sample Technician to join their growing team. This is an amazing opportunity to work with a team of scientists who are developing groundbreaking products to support healthier living.

Pay: $18/hr.
Shift: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Terms: Contract with the potential for extension or conversion

Key Duties:

  • Compliance with all safety procedures and SOPs related to each job task
  • Preparation and proper documentation of samples and analysis
  • Participate in formulation and development of new products by testing flow, compressibility particle size, etc.
  • Provide feedback to improve formulation when tests are outside established limits.
  • Evaluate products during production to troubleshoot problems as needed
  • Creation and maintenance of technical documents, reports, and databases related to new prototyped products and/or yield improvement efforts
  • Record and sometimes interpret results to present to senior colleagues
  • Use computers and perform mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs
  • Provide secondary assistance to all members of CD&D/Commercial/Operations departments
  • Oversee and participate in departmental formulation and development of new products by testing rheology and sensory attributes.
  • Provide feedback to improve formulation when tests are outside established limits.
  • Remain current with relevant technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability
  • Lead re-formulation and re-development efforts for existing products that present unexpected manufacturability problems or require formulation-based improvements and/or corrections
  • Create and manage the implementation of internal specifications for both raw materials and finished goods based upon product quotes, company capabilities, and customer expectations
  • Serve as primary contact for initial internal product document set up (product master folder, recipe, product specification, result report templates, Certificate of Analysis, etc.)
  • Set up new product and sample recipes in ERP system for production


  • Preferred -Bachelor’s degree or higher; preferred in technical, nutritional, pharmaceutical, product management or equivalent.
  • Minimum 1 year (preferred 2 years) experience in product development, sample development, or associated skill set
  • Minimum -Professional exposure to product development cycle including internal product set up
  • Experience concentrated on formulation, prototype and sample development, and new product set-up and launches
  • Ability to lift up to ~50lb, multiple times per week
  • Very strong computer skills, including all Microsoft Office programs (spreadsheet management, presentations, document and form/template development, etc.), data tracking / manipulation / presentation, back-end ERP system familiarity
  • Strong leadership and inter-/intra-departmental communication skills
  • Capable of managing and maintaining an independent laboratory workspace
  • Advanced problem solving and reasoning skills; both mathematics and physics-based problem-solving Specific characteristics
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and tasks
  • Willingness to identify areas of need and address them autonomously with minimal input from management

**This job description is a complete list of all desired skills but not all are required.  We strongly encourage candidates who have some of the skills to apply.  We look forward to a conversation to learn more about you**

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