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R&D Technician

Posted on May 6, 2021 by COMPACT INDUSTRIES, INC.

Saint Charles, IL 60174
Immediate Start
Annual Salary



Compact Industries, Inc. is a family owned and operated company in St. Charles, Illinois - specialized in contract manufacturing, blending and packaging of powdered food products since 1963.

Hours are 8am to 4pm M-F. Weekend work may be required at times.

Apply with us today to become a part of our growing team!

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, 401K, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Onsite Gym, Wellness Programs, Non-Exempt Sign-On Bonus.


To create, evaluate and provide samples to meet customer requirements- internal and external. To ensure that the customer gets their samples on time.



  • Check emails. Receive instructions from Managers and Food Scientist about changes in existing formulas or create new ones.

  • Evaluate any expired material, batches on hold, new ingredients approval.

  • Prepare samples according to preparation procedure. Call Manager and Food Scientist to evaluate sample and control. Follow instructions for next steps.

  • Retrieve ingredients from warehouse if needed while following all GMPs.

  • Weight ingredients according to the formula and mix them. Weight the formula; get density, brix, screen analysis, and any other analytical data. Evaluate before sending to customer.

  • Pack and ship according to customer's instructions. Enter information in correspond file. Keep accurate data log.

  • Keep laboratory clean and organized, including washing dishes, cleaning counters and cabinets.

  • Evaluate samples with R&D team and identify differences to help with product development and hold batches.


  • Make an inventory of supplies (spoons, plastic cups, bags, beakers, etc.). Notify Manager and Food Scientist if more supplies needed.

  • Make an inventory of ingredients needed in lab, replace expired ones. Send list of ingredients taken from warehouse to inventory group to make the proper adjustments in Syspro.

  • Keep R&D file folders organized.

  • Assist in completing finished good specifications.

  • Make up R&D standards for first commercialization runs.


  • Keep a retain of each sample sent to customer. Make space for future retains by discarding old retains.

  • Make a list of all new ingredients received from suppliers and keep them in numbered boxes for easy retrieval.

  • Keep R & D cage clean and Organized.

Occasional, Infrequent:

  • Maintain the R&D outside area by keeping items organized and clean. Discard all expired samples.

  • Review R&D procedures and forms with the R&D department

. Requirements:


  • Ability to lift on average of 20 lbs.

  • 30% of the day standing or walking.

  • May be required to work odd hours as necessary for plant trial and/or Q.A./plant support.


  • Proficient in word, excel, email


  • Bag sealer, mixer, K-Cup sealer, scale, cappuccino machine

  • Multitasking, organizational skills

  • The Ability to handle confidential information

  • The ability to speak Spanish is a plus


  • High School Diploma or GED


  • Experience in R&D Laboratory and production facility



Reference: 1190660799

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