R&D Technician I
Culinary Anaheim, CA
Etekcity is an e-commerce retailer, IoT company, and family of successful household brands. We wouldn’t be surprised if you have one of our Levoit air purifiers in your living room or one of our Cosori air fryers en route in an Amazon package. Or maybe you’re really techy and you’ve set up several Voltson WiFi outlets at home with our app, VeSync.
Though we’re a young and energetic company, we’ve had tremendous success, and we’re constantly growing our team. As we garner more and more industry attention—just check out our awards from CES Innovation, iF Design, IGA, and Red Dot—we also need driven and talented people to join our team.
That brings us to you, and what you’d receive working here. We boast a diverse workplace, amazing benefits, and lots of free food from our in-house R&D kitchen. Our employees are smart and hardworking individuals with great ownership over their projects—they’re confident in their work, yet know how to collaborate with open ears and a spirit of learning. If you’re down-to-earth, approachable, and easy to strike up a conversation with like they are, this might be a great fit for you since work culture is a point of extreme pride and importance to us.
Building with legos is easy, but let’s up the challenge and see how you do with food. If you think like an engineer and cook like Gordon Ramsey, this is the right position for you. We are searching for another food enthusiast to join our culinary team to ensure our Cosori kitchen appliances create incredibly tasty food. In this position, you will run tests to make sure our products are up to specification, make sure they can brown chicken, steak, or french fries really well, and you might just end up eating the R&D food samples each time. The role is best suited for someone who is innovative, able to balance multiple projects at a time, and has a hunger for learning.
Run tests on kitchen appliances to analyze and verify data results
Select appropriate samples for testing
Follow the standard operating procedure given by the head of the R&D Culinary department
Write down all observations about the reactions, including how samples reacted to the tested appliance
Run temperature tests on cooking appliances
Collaborate with R&D personnel to come up with strategy
Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis
Tests for sound level, temperature variances, and time variances
Monitor product quality to ensure compliance with standards and specifications
Order inventory materials to maintain supplies
Provide technical support to R&D team
Perform pH, water level, and viscosity tests
Maintain accurate records related to each product
Batch test each product shipment to test if it is up to standard specifications
Maintains a clean work environment as well as clean testing equipment
Must have one year of food industry experience or one year in a lab environment
Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or math preferred
Must be a self-starter and have a constant desire to learn
Familiar with various kitchen appliances and functionality
Competent with documenting information – entering, transcribing, recording, and storing
Ability to handle multiple projects in a given timeframe
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Ability to analyze and adjust actions accordingly
Strong Analytical Skills
Ability to lift 20 lbs.