Kettle Cuisine

Process Development Technician

  • Location:   Everett, WA
  • Position Type:   Full-time

The Process Development Technician will assist the Process Development team with the transition of new recipes into production and support the team with on-going product changes and optimization projects, working collaboratively with members of the Process Development, Operations, Culinary, QA and Procurement teams.  


Role and Responsibilities

New Product Development

·         Support new product development through recipe verifications once a recipe has been scaled-up

·         Assist Process Development team with all Trial and Launch Review meetings as needed

·         Coordinate the request of control samples from Culinary to support trials and launches

·         Execute ERP system inquires to confirm all ingredients are available and received prior to scheduled trial.

·         If a new, unique ingredient, coordinate the request for a sample

·         Assist the Process Development team during pre-production batch trials to ensure recipe scale-up is successful in a production environment, collecting and reporting total timing, yield, viscosity and drain weights

·         Gather and record information and documentation needed to finalize product specifications

·         Collaborate with the Operations team to gather production samples for analysis in a safe and sanitary manner that is compliant with GMP’s.

·         Coordinate sample shipments for internal and external customer approvals on trial batches

·         Assist with maintaining up to date product and process information within ROSS ERP, DCN kettle systems, Feldmeier kettle systems, Cooking procedure etc.

Change Management

·         Support the Process Development team with proposed product changes updating systems and Finished Good specs as needed


·         Support the Process Development team with product optimization projects, collaborating with the cross functional team to ensure efficient, to spec product is being produced.

·         Work with Process Development team to investigate customer complaints & provide feedback for the customers; performing testing as needed and provide next steps for solutions to recurring issues.


Qualifications and Experience

o    Manufacturing experience in the food industry is a plus

o    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Food Science or related work experience

o    Must be familiar with a variety of food technologies, practices, and procedures

o    Experience working in variable temperature environments

o    Good understanding of food manufacturing principles, GMPs, HAACP, and government regulations.

o    Strong Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel)

o    Knowledge of ERP systems (preferably Ross)

o    Strong time management, data management, planning and organizational skills

o    Ability to lift 40lbs.

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