Kiva Confections (www.kivaconfections.com) is the premier medicated edible company in California. Kiva™ chocolates are crafted from all-natural ingredients and skillfully combined with California grown cannabis. We are currently searching for an R&D Technician to join our team.
Position exists to support the Research & Development Department in its endeavor to sustain and grow the business at Kiva Manufacturing Inc. through a strategic New Product Innovation Process and the development and maintenance of a robust quality and regulatory system.
Assist with R&D formulation and research projects through the finish line. Provide technical support for formulation and technical issues on all projects.
Support product & package development new idea generation, prototype development, and product optimization.
Assist with documentation of Master Batch Record to support Kiva Brands and partners.
Work cross-functionally to meet project and company objectives.
Ensure food safety, quality, and cGMP/CDPH practices are followed at all times, notifying immediate supervisor of any food safety and or quality issues.
Maintain, clean, and organize laboratory equipment and work space.
Interpret data and make any recommendations.
Perform other duties assigned by management.
Bachelors of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences or related field
Working knowledge of food science principles, food manufacturing processes, and ingredient functionality is preferred.
A detail oriented, self-starter who is adaptable and shows flexibility in approach to changing situations.
Excellent analytical teamwork, verbal and written communication skills.
Strong attention to detail, be meticulous in their work, and have a strong verbal and written communication skills.
Able to work with care around hazardous material.
Able to prioritize multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines throughout the day.