CFAM Technologies, a leading entity in the development of extrusion technology, is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Extrusion Technician to join our Research and Development team.
The primary responsibility of the Extrusion Technician will be to perform technical operations on extruders and set up extrusion equipment for trials in the laboratory. The technician will also be responsible for the production of product samples for product development.
Operate extruders to produce product samples.
Set up extrusion equipment for trials.
Calibrate and adjust machinery to ensure it produces high-quality product samples.
Maintain equipment and keep the laboratory clean and organized.
Analyze test results and make recommendations to improve the quality of the product.
Prepare and document laboratory reports and procedures.
A mechanical technical diploma or degree in Food Science or Consumer Science with specialisation in food product development.
Experience in operating extrusion equipment is preferred.
High level of technical aptitude and a strong mechanical/food development aptitude.
Key skills required:
Computer knowledge and efficiency, including MS Office products such as MS visio, excel, word and projects.
Ability to always maintain discretion and confidentiality.
Time management skills and organizational skills
Knowledge file management, transcription and other administrative procedures
Ability to work on tight deadlines.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work under pressure and be a team player.
Strong attention to detail, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and manage time to meet deadlines.