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R&D Technical Manager
Fond Du Lac, WI

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$100,000 - $125,000 / yr

R&D Technical Manager

Fond Du Lac, WI


Our Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin dairy manufacturing client is looking to hire an R&DTechnical Manager with Lactoferrin or protein processing and filtration experience. The Lactoferrin Technical Manager is responsible for managing the technical aspects of our Lactoferrin line at the Fond du Lac, WI facility. This will be a key role in the evaluation of the lactoferrin filtration process aiming to improve the quality, functionality, and output of the lactoferrin products. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the technical aspects of the lactoferrin line, ensuring all activities are aligned with the company’s strategic goals
  • Plan, design, and execute projects to improve the quality, functionality and value of the lactoferrin products
  • Oversee lactoferrin processing operations, including monitoring of process parameters, troubleshooting process issues, and identifying opportunities for optimization and improvement
  • Provide technical expertise and support to plant personnel on lactoferrin filtration and separation technology, including developing and implementing standard operating procedures, training plant operators on best practices, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including quality control, production, R&D, and engineering, to identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve product quality
  • Managing equipment maintenance and repairs for lactoferrin processing equipment, including scheduling and coordinating with vendors and contractors as needed
  • Conduct regular audits of lactoferrin processing operations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and quality control standards
  • Analyze data and develop reports on lactoferrin processing performance, including yield, quality, and efficiency metrics
  • Stay up-to-date on new lactoferrin processing technologies and industry development, and make recommendations for implementing new technologies as appropriate

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Dairy Science, Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Dairy Science, Food Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field preferred 
  • 5+ years of experience in protein processing including separation, membrane, and filtration processes
  • Knowledge of dairy processing and whey protein manufacturing operations
  • Previous experience working with lactoferrin preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to identify and troubleshoot process issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and quality control standards



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