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R&D Technician

Culinary Anaheim, CA

Company Description


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.

Job Overview

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.


Responsibilities

  • Run tests on kitchen appliances to analyze and verify data results

  • Perform in-depth food testing activities to evaluate product performance on competitive products to improve and validate specifications and features to end products

  • Run and properly document temperature and food results tests on cooking appliances to validate test data and outcomes

  • Create and standardize performance benchmark and feature by testing data to further develop the product line

  • Follow the standard operating procedure given by the head of the R&D Culinary department

  • Collaborate with R&D personnel to come up with strategy and further define user preference in taste, texture, and flavor to define product key performance

  • Conduct and record 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 for test

  • Provide technical support or discoveries to R&D and product development team

  • 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

 

Qualifications:

  • 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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites

  • 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

  • Strong communication skills

  • Forward-thinking mindset

  • Ability to analyze and adjust actions accordingly

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

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