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Food Technologist/Scientist/Product Development Technician


Food Technologist/Scientist/Product Development Technician

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J C Peacock and Co Ltd
North Harbour
£30,000 - £35,000
Food and Health
Contract Type:
Fixed term contract (12 Months)
Closing Date:
29 Oct 2020 at 4:00 pm

Peacock Salt are the largest salt importers and distributors in the UK. They supply to a range of industries including, de-icing, water softening, food production, animal feed, and aquaculture across a large spectrum of customers ranging from a local council to a private individual. The company’s strategic plan is to grow its food sector parts of the business and has installed a mixing line which will be BRC accredited in the beginning of 2021.

You will be developing and testing a low sodium salt for specific market uses. This will entail:

  • Working on new products from concept to launch
  • Project management
  • Recording and analysing research data
  • Conducting experiments and production of samples
  • Coordinating both company and university requirements
  • Adhering to all safety regulations
  • Attending site meeting with sales managers
  • Build relationships with suppliers and customers

Company Benefits

After successful trial period, inclusion in the company annual bonus scheme. Paid in June, it is derived from 9% of the company’s net profits shared between eligible employees. It is not a guaranteed payment and is wholly subject to the successful trading of the company during the financial year prior to payment.

We offer a Scottish Widows group personal pension scheme, which will commence after your successful 3-month trial period. The company will pay a 3% contribution together with a personal 5% contribution. You have the right to opt out of this scheme.

Holiday entitlement is 25 days annual leave and 9 statutory days. It is preferred that holidays of more than 3 consecutive days are not taken between the start of November and the end of February.

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