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R&D Lab Technician Test Bakery

The Test Bakery is an essential link in the development of new ingredients for bakery and pastry products within Puratos.
To strengthen this passionate team of specialized researchers we are looking for an R&D Lab Technician. 
As our R&D Lab Technician you will take care of the entire baking process and you perform analyses on the baked product.
Furthermore you will also contribute to the development of new recipes and methods.



Key Accountabilities

  • You explore new ingredients in various bakery (bread, baguette, pistolet, croissant, …) and pastry products (cream cake, sponge cake, pound cake, muffin ...). These baking tests are requested by our Research Managers, who are responsible for the development of new products for bakery, patisserie and chocolate. The baking test is a crucial step in their projects.
  • You take care of the entire baking process (preparing the ingredients, mixing, and baking) and you perform analyses on the baked product (volume, texture, organoleptic evaluation, ...).
  • You carefully follow a number of existing recipes and processes.
  • You will also contribute to the development of new recipes and methods.
  • You work accurately and observe critically in order to investigate the influence of new ingredients, combinations and processes correctly.
  • You prepare the report of the baking test and communicate it directly to the Research Managers. This way you are in contact with R & D colleagues from other departments almost every day.



Who are we looking for?

  • You have an academic degree: Bachelor in Food and/or Dietary Science, Bachelor in (Bio) Chemistry or do you have a background in Bakery? If not? We offer a 3 month training in Bakery.
  • You have basis knowledge of Microsoft (Outlook, Excel, Word…)?
  • You are precise, accurate, punctual, reliable and a good planner?
  • You are eager to learn and explore new baking technology?
  • You are a good communicator, team player and collaborative ?
  • Languages: English (written and spoken), Dutch and/or French are a plus!



Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader. You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are part of our main priorities. You can expect to have a fascinating and varied job in an atmosphere with open communication, where personal development is strongly encouraged through coaching and training.

Puratos offers a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as:

  • Meal vouchers (8€/day)
  • Free group, dental and hospitalization insurance
  • 13th and 14th month pay

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Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.
This is what makes working at Puratos so magical!

Shall we meet soon?