23 December 2020

RCL Research and Development Internship Opportunity 2021

Location: Pretoria West

Closing Date: 04 January 2021

Description: RCL Foods is inviting applications for the Research and Development Internship Opportunity 2021. 

Product development & Innovation

• Assist R&D Technician / Manager in the development of new products as per the project brief.

• Screening of all raw materials to ensure they are suitable for the application and/or manufacturing plant.

• Responsible for testing alternative ingredients for cost or quality improvements.

• Conduct product shelf life tests and complete reports.

• Competitor benchmarking.

• Assist with setting up tasting sessions and preparation thereof.

• Assist in internal and external customer presentations.

Quality Assessments

• Conduct softness, texture, volume and water activity tests, where required.

• Basic interpretation of data collected from the quality assessment instruments.

Administration & Reporting

• Maintain the sample register & library.

• Recording and archiving of all laboratory trial data.

• Recording of all recipe revisions during the product development process.

• Compiling of all test bakery reports.

• Completing shelf life test reports.

Minimum Requirements

• BSc or BSc(Hons) in Food Science or equivalent qualification.

• National Diploma or BTech in Food Technology or equivalent qualification.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Product development & Innovation.

• Assist R&D Technician / Manager in the development of new products as per the project brief.

• Screening of all raw materials to ensure they are suitable for the application and/or manufacturing plant.

• Responsible for testing alternative ingredients for cost or quality improvements.

• Conduct product shelf life tests and complete reports.

• Competitor benchmarking.

• Assist with setting up tasting sessions and preparation thereof.

• Assist in internal and external customer presentations.

Quality Assessments

• Conduct softness, texture, volume and water activity tests, where required.

• Basic interpretation of data collected from the quality assessment instruments.

Administration & Reporting

• Maintain the sample register & library.

• Recording and archiving of all laboratory trial data.

• Recording of all recipe revisions during the product development process.

• Compiling of all test bakery reports.

• Completing shelf life test reports.

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We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals