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Food Technician - Beverage Manufacturing

Penns Grove, NJ
  • Expired: January 22, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Lassonde Pappas & Co. is a US Leader in beverage manufacturing dedicated to our team members, customers and consumers satisfaction. We remain committed to our small-town roots and rural values. Hardworking and caring are qualities that make our teams special. Since 1942, we've been producing delicious products for our customers across the country!

To provide the best for our customers, we focus on building the best team by creating and advancing an inclusive environment amongst our diverse workforce. If you're passionate about customer satisfaction, reliable, and committed to being and doing better, join us!

We value each of our employee's total wellbeing. To support employees in all stages of their wellness journey, we have a robust benefits program including: medical, dental, and vision coverage options, growth and development potential, along with 401-K, Life & Disability Insurance, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Health Fairs, Gym Membership Discounts, and so much more!


The Food Technicianwill support product development activities. Responsible for supporting the food scientists with formulations, making samples for sample requests and analytical testing. Responsible for maintaining inventory of ingredients in the lab as well as keeping the cleanliness of the lab maintained. The work environment includes both administrative and "bench" duties. This role reports to the Lab Manager and is based out of our Carneys Point, New Jersey location.

Primary Responsibilities include:
  • New Product Development: basic formulations of existing products
  • Manage development, formulation, and duplication of new products from conception to shelf.
  • Perform lab analysis, sensory analysis and conducts market product evaluation. Set ingredient product specifications and prepares final product formulations for testing and approval.
  • Write and complete detailed accurate reports on analyses, experiments, projects and final product. Document formula calculations, process and ingredient requirements.
  • Maintain formula records in QAD. Attend new product startups in the plant locations.
  • Coordinate directly with purchasing on sourcing ingredients. Getting required documentation from suppliers. Following up with suppliers on quality issues.
  • Produce samples based on formulas developed by Food Scientists for sales samples and processing standards
  • Assist other Food Scientists in development and preparation of bases and performs basic lab analysis
  • Perform basic organizational / administrative tasks such as processing standards management, maintaining laboratory inventory, and processing guide changes
  • Reformulate current products
  • Evaluate and test new ingredients
  • Make samples for customer sample requests
  • Train with Food Scientists on new product ideas and recipes
  • Ensure that strict hygiene food safety standards are met
  • Analytical testing and examining samples
  • Shop for National Brand Samples
  • Maintain inventory of ingredients in the lab
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned


Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in food science, chemistry or related science field. Research or internship in the food industry is preferred but not required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and can multi-task
  • Excellent time management skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the food/beverage industry
  • Experience in Manufacturing or production environment
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Ability to direct, coach and train others
  • Consultative, influential, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills


This position requires sufficient physical ability to work in a typical office setting; driving a motor vehicle and occasionally working in the field.

FREQUENT: sitting, upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity and light to moderate finger pressure to include extended periods of keyboard and mouse use, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, bending and stooping, pushing/pulling, twisting at waist, moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials.

OCCASIONAL: squatting, kneeling, reach above and at shoulder height, moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20 - 35 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet.

This job description is not intended to contain a comprehensive list of the responsibilities that are required to successfully perform in this position. Other duties as assigned are part of every job description. The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential job functions.

Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



Penns Grove, NJ
08069 USA