Research & Development Council Bluffs, Iowa


Position at Plumrose

Purpose & Scope:
Assist in all aspects of the operation of the R&D Laboratory and Pilot Plant.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of samples, maintenance of equipment, ordering of ingredients and raw materials, and pilot plant schedules
  • Follow recipes and perform calculations as needed to craft product to specified amount.
  • Submit requisitions and invoices for approval
  • Order and maintain stock levels for all necessary lab ware and pilot plant PPE
  • Follow & document HACCP Program and USDA procedures and policies
  • Assist to complete necessary reports; relay results to required individuals
  • Ensure that external sanitation team completes clean up and pre-check daily
  • Attend all necessary meetings, including pre-test reviews
  • Tracking and documenting incoming & outgoing shipments
  • Perform various other tests and daily duties as needed or directed by supervisor

Working Conditions:
  • Work 40+ hours per week in laboratory/pilot plant environment.• Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Need to be fully capable of operating lab/pilot plant equipment in accordance with Company’s safety policy 

  • Education: Minimum High School diploma or GED.  Some college preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum 1 year of working in a pilot plant and/or commercial kitchen environment. Supervisory experience a plus.
Special Skills:
  • Self Starter. Disciplined.
  • Comfortable with basic match skills
  • Good computer, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Good interpersonal relations; ability to handle conflict.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SAP highly preferred.
  • Internal: Regular communication with lab employees, R&D Project leaders, Product Managers, and immediate supervisor.
  • External: Interaction with sales representatives concerning lab equipment, ingredients, raw materials and lab supplies.

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Plumrose USA is an equal opportunity employer.