Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Research and Development Assistant

    Job Locations US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/29/2018 2:20 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Technical Services
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    The main role for the R&D Helper is to assist the R&D staff by cleaning & organizing the R&D kitchen and office clean and to directly assist the R&D staff’s daily tasks in order for the department to contribute to maximizing Customer satisfaction through the development of highest quality & value products in a timely, accurately, & professional manner.


    1. R&D Kitchen Support:


    • Continuously clean and organize the R&D freezers, storage, R&D kitchen, equipment, & presentation room according to R&D guidelines, instructions, & most of all expectations.
    • Keep work stations & R&D kitchen in general properly stocked with supplies and ingredients at all times.
    • Shop for R&D supplies & ingredients upon request or before regular stocked items are depleted.
    • Assist with Sample shipments
    • Assist in tasting lunch preparations and after cleaning for Guests and sample tastings of competitor items.
    1. R&D Office Support:


    • Continuously clean and organize the office & office storage areas room according to R&D guidelines, instructions, & most of all expectations.
    • Make sure that all R&D office supplies are available & replenished before depleted.
    • Assist with the management of R&D documents like copying, storing, & organizing.
    1. Other:


    • Assist R&D staff with miscellaneous tasks as assigned.

    Comply with company policies, procedures and safety regulations.


    Employment Requirements:

    If any of the above requirements are not met to the R&D Staff & Management’s satisfaction which negatively affects the R&D department objectives and endeavors, this person could be released at any time during the contracted period. During the contracted period, the R&D Helper can quit and/or Management may release the R&D Helper with a two weeks’ notice in advance. After the contacted period has been completed, if the R&D Helper desires and if Management desires to continue working, the R&D Helper can renew contract period.


    Education Requirements:

    Must have at least a high school degree or GED equivalent.


    Experience Requirements:

    Previous food & kitchen experience is recommended, but not mandatory for the right person with potential.


    Language Requirements:

    Must be able to speak & read English, but is recommended to have some experience with and appreciation for Asian like Japanese.


    Behavior Requirements:

    Must have common sense and judgment and be able to handle medium to high stressed atmospheres due the extremely demands placed on R&D to perform always at a high pace and standards with constant changes and deadlines.  Necessary to be flexible and easy to adapt to sudden changes. Able to get along with others in & out of the R&D department.


    Physical Requirements:

    Must be able to lift 30 – 50 lbs. and keep up with the physical requirement of the job like walking to the warehouse, production facility, freezer storage anytime.

    Must be able to handle extreme cold temperatures at 0 F or lower to retrieve ingredients or clean & organize pallets within reason, but will be provided proper clothing & equipment to achieve these tasks.




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