Responsible for development, prototyping, and quoting new formulations as well as modifying existing formulations to meet customer needs and/or improve manufacturing efficiencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attendance is key to performing the job.
Basic office equipment such as computer terminal and printer, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, telephone. Proficiency with office productivity software (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) and databases is preferred. Familiarity with basic analytical laboratory equipment preferred. Production type equipment: various blending, encapsulation, tableting, coating, packaging, warehousing and R&D testing equipment.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) with a major in biology, botany, chemistry, nutrition or related mathematical or similar technical field, or the equivalent of education and experience. Experience in the supplement industry and technical writing is preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific/technical journals, professional journals, marketing reports, and governmental regulations. Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence and procedural documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from company personnel, technical professionals, and customers. Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, probability, and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to handle a variety of input furnished in written, oral, mathematical, or diagram form with abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must be a self-starter with good organizational skills and an attention to detail. Must have the ability to work well with others, including fellow employees and customers.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; walk; stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands or arms; stoop; talk or hear and taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is similar to that for other office/clerical positions.
Other duties may be assigned by management.