Career Opportunities

 


 

R&D Assistant

Meat Technologist/Butcher/Meat Cutter

Company Information

Welcome to Hela Spice Canada Inc. We are a subsidiary of Hela Spice Inc. (also known as Hela Gewürzwerk Hermann Laue GmbH). Hela Spice Inc. is a family owned, global, private organization that works in all segments of the food industry. Our Canadian operations focus primarily on the design and formulation of custom seasoning and ingredient blends for meat and seafood, dairy, bakery, snack food and other sectors of the food industry.

 

A career at Hela Spice Canada will offer you the opportunity to…

Work in a friendly, highly motivated and solution-oriented team of highly skilled professionals to contribute to the growth and development of the organization and to continue and grow your career in expanding and evolving roles within our company that values innovation and initiative.

 

As R&D Assistant at Hela Spice Canada Inc. you will …

Work as part of Hela’s R&D team and support our product developers with a variety of projects in and out of the lab environment. You will assist with the development of food products focusing on meat and meat products.

Duties of the R&D Assistant may include, but will not be limited to the following responsibilities:

 

Key Responsibilities:

• Assist R&D team with the development of food products focusing on meat and meat processing

• Operate pilot plant meat processing equipment

• Prepare and cut meat, weigh spices and raw materials for product testing

• Operate smoke house and ovens

• Clean and sanitize work areas and equipment

• Prepare and pack product samples and coordinate with customer service for sample delivery

• Taste food product samples and evaluate flavour and taste, participate in sensory evaluations

• Maintain R&D’s raw material database and other related data entry

• Maintain stock of R&D ingredients and supplies

• Communicate with other departments within the company

• Utilize basic math, chemistry and food engineering principles and apply them to day to day work activities

• Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

 

Qualifications:

• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent, additional post-secondary diploma

• Experience and knowledge in meat cutting/processing/technology/science

• Experience in food product development and food processing (emphasis on meat processing/technology/science)

• Preferred: Certified (master) butcher, meat cutter, meat technologist, meat scientist

• Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment

• Passion for food and open to taste a variety of food products

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills

• Proficient in MS Office

 

Compensation negotiable based on skills and experience.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to hr.ca@helaspice.com

Please reference HELA-RDA201701 in subject of email.

 
 

 
 

French Bilingual Food Product Developer

Food Product Developer / Technical Sales

Company Information

Welcome to Hela Spice Canada Inc. We are a subsidiary of Hela Spice Inc. (also known as Hela Gewürzwerk Hermann Laue GmbH). Hela Spice Inc. is a family owned, global, private organization that works in all segments of the food industry. Our Canadian operations focus primarily on the design and formulation of custom seasoning and ingredient blends for meat and seafood, dairy, bakery, snack food and other sections of the food industry.

A career at Hela Spice Canada will offer you the opportunity to…

Work in a friendly, highly motivated and solution-oriented team of highly skilled professionals to contribute to the growth and development of the organization and to continue and grow your career in expanding and evolving roles within our company that values innovation and initiative.

 

As Product Developer at Hela Spice Canada Inc. you will be responsible for…

Creating food products from concept approval, formulation and documentation to final product design and evaluation by collaborating with project management and sales personnel. Formulate, modify and optimize recipes as required to meet nutritional/quality specifications and to match business, customer, regulatory and cost guidelines. As developer, you must be on trend with new flavours and ingredients to develop innovative tasting experiences for our customers. The person we would like on our team must be fluent in French and English, energetic, motivated and adaptable to a fast-moving environment and be interested in technical customer support and technical sales.

 

Key Responsibilities:

• Development of food products and formulas in the field of meat, bakery, dairy, snack food, soups and beverages

• Record appropriate and accurate formula data including recipes and methodology following test kitchen trials

• Utilize basic math, chemistry and food engineering principles and apply them to day to day work activities

• Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals

 • Operate laboratory and pilot plant equipment

• Stay current on food trends, market trends, flavors and creative ideas

• Communicate and interact with customers, supplier and sales personnel on development of new products ensure timely product launch through ongoing updates and timeline management

• Support our Sales Team as French bilingual, technical assistant during customer on-site visits and trade shows

• Conduct and participate in sensory evaluations

• Assist our Marketing team with the development of Hela’s newsletter and create photographs of food for advertisements

 

Qualifications:

• Must have strong technical knowledge of product development including key understanding of various manufacturing techniques, process variables, related ingredients and properties in various applications

• Minimum of 2 years’ experience in product development

• Degree in Food Science/Food Technology/Food or Chemical Engineering

• Familiarity with sensory evaluations and culinary training preferred

• Knowledge and experience in statistical methods

• Must possess ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw solid conclusions

• Excellent analytical skills, organized and able to prioritize projects and tasks

• Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment

• Passion for food and open to taste a variety of food products

• Artistic eye for food styling preferred

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and relationship management

• Language Requirements: Bilingual - English, French

• Proficient in MS Office and Genesis

 

Compensation negotiable based on skills and experience.

 

How to Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to hr.ca@helaspice.com

Please reference HELA-PD-2017 in subject of email.