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General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 19-Nov-2020

Job Type: Temporary

Description & Requirements

About the Role:

The R&D Technician will support the R&D Technologist to deliver: new product development- product improvement- value engineering and ingredient shortfall projects.


  • Sample preparation.
  • Ingredient and packaging sample collection and control.
  • Quality testing of product samples.
  • Maintaining calibration of all laboratory and pilot plant equipment.
  • Packaging and sending product samples to marketing and external customers.
  • Keeping storage areas clean- tidy and ordered.
  • Management of R&D Kitchens & support pilot plant operator.

About You:

  • Degree in Food Science or Similar.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment particularly sterilisation equipment and cooking equipment.
  • High level of interpersonal skills- verbal- and written communication.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Well organised and familiar with 5S organisation methods.

We are a Company that is dynamic and exciting- and one which dreams big. If you are passionate about what you do and enjoy working in a culture that is transparent- collaborative and one where you can make a difference every day- then this is the place for you. Kraft Heinz promotes a culture of ownership and meritocracy- that you could be a part of.

If you think you are up for the challenge that this role offers- then don’t hesitate apply NOW!


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