Welsh cy

R&D Capabilities Technician
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary: TBC
Categories: Kickstart, Technician

What's the Job?

As a R&D Capabilities Technician you will be based at our central R&D Laboratory facility located at the Head Office in Breakspear Park, Hemel Hempstead.

The role will report directly into the R&D Senior Operations Manager. Responsibilities will include making up lab batches of drinks that will be used to complete tastings with project teams or for consumer research and or stability testing. You will need to complete quality tests on these samples to check that they are made up accurately as per the product specification. You will also test new ingredients in current formulations/recipes to see how different processing impacts the taste or stability of these ingredients in the formulation/recipe.

A typical day in the product development lab can involve following a recipe by weighing out ingredients and mixing them together in the correct order, testing the formulation to make sure it has been made correctly by measuring some specific analytical parameters such as brix and titratable acidity before processing (heat treating) and filling in to final packaging which then needs to be labelled.

 

What you’ll learn?

How to support the maintenance of the Product Development lab.

Gain knowledge in the preparation of lab batches and analysis of lab batches.

Gain knowledge in the raw materials used in soft drink manufacture in terms of what they are and what role they play within the formulation.

Develop a basic understanding of how to make a soft drink at the lab bench and how to scale manufacture of a soft drink to pilot scale.

Gain knowledge in health and food safety standards and testing protocols in the PD lab.

To apply for this opportunity please contact your Work Coach who will give you a unique reference number and all the details on how to apply

About the Company

At Britvic, we strive to be the most dynamic soft drinks company, creating a better tomorrow. We offer consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.

To apply for this opportunity please contact your Work Coach who will give you a unique reference number and all the details on how to apply