at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, Ohio
Date Posted February 29, 2024
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


You already LOVE us and the SNACKS WE MAKE!

Chips, Cookies, Crackers, Wafers, Cheese Curls, Popcorn, Tortilla Chips... yeah, we make them ALL! Shearer's is the company behind all your favorite snack brands.

We have over 5,000 associates in 17 state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehouse sites in North America that produce over 800 million pounds of snacks per year. Did you know that we buy 20% of all the potatoes grown in the US? WOW!

And we know what you’re thinking…how can I get my hands on some free goodies? Our team members can take home free snacks!


$21.00/PER HR



 Your seat at the best snacks table:

As a R&D Lab Technician, your primary responsibility will be to fulfill and ship sample requests. This involves working on multiple projects with tight timelines. Clear communication and the ability to organize and prioritize is a must. This role works with a number of cross functional groups including Commercialization, Sales, and R&D.


  • Prepare, evaluate, and ship samples for review of both internal and external customers.
  • Manage multiple sample requests with tight deadlines utilizing the PLM system, prioritizing based on date needed, complexity of request, and other expectations of the request.
  • Monitor email for sample request updates and approvals. Update sample requests with additional information, tracking information, completion dates, etc.
  • Work with multiple members of our commercialization team to ensure all timelines for sample requests are met and communicate any concerns that could potentially affect the timelines.
  • Perform seasoning/flavor evaluations as assigned by the team of food technologists.
  • Monitor and upkeep of R&D seasoning/ingredient library.
  • Participate in sensory evaluations and product cuttings.
  • Work with cross-functional partners (Operations, Quality, Warehouse, Packaging, Procurement, etc.) to secure best quality material needed to support sample requests.
  • Responsible for shipping all sample requests and supporting shipment of other materials as needed.
  • Keep both paper and electronic records to support all sample work.
  • Maintain lab, storage areas, ingredients, sample retains, and supplies in a neat and presentable fashion that complies to food quality and safety standards.
  • Conduct benchtop work and prepare samples to support new innovation, ingredient qualifications, and other R&D testing.
  • Support R&D Team with other tasks as assigned.

  What you bring to the party:

  • Basic knowledge of allergens, good manufacturing practices and first in, first out programs.
  • Basic math skills like multiplication, division, addition, subtraction and problem solving.
  • Ability to prioritize work, manage tight deadlines, and demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Must have knowledge of Outlook, Microsoft teams, Excel and Word programs.
  • Demonstrates good communication skills.

We offer a variety pack of benefits after just 30 days:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.  Paid Time Off (PTO) available after 90 days.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is your invitation to apply now!

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