Assistant Technologist (New Product Development)

Location Ballymena
Discipline: Manufacturing & Production
Job type: Full time
Salary: £12.20
Job ref: J108357
Published: 9 months ago

Our client, Moy Park Ballymena, one of the UK’s top 15 food companies, Northern Ireland’s largest private sector business and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers, require an Assistant Technologist (New Product Development) to join their team

You will assist with new product developments and innovations, redevelopment and transfer of products from concept through factory trial to launch, meeting all of the requirements of internal and external targets, in required timescales.

Pay Rate: £12.20 per hour + holiday pay.

Hours Per Week: 40 hours a week

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

Job Type: Full Time, Temporary to Permanent position

Job Duties:

- Assist Product Innovation and Development Managers/Technologists to efficiently deliver product innovation and development projects.

- Regular communication to a consistently high standard with Managers/Technologists is essential in all aspects of kitchen, factory and paper work. The technician schedule should be referred to on a regular basis to ensure all planned tasks are completed as well as additional daily/weekly tasks.

- Completion of kitchen concept work in an organised fashion and the relevant paperwork ie recipe progression sheets filled in and logged onto Sharepoint and a copy held in the blue project file for reference.

- Ordering of raw materials as required for kitchen work and as directed by Managers/Technologists for factory trials.

- Sample requests: raising sample numbers and completing relevant documentation; ensuring samples are produced to the required specification; labelling samples with description and use by; enclosing cooking instructions with all samples; and ensuring any additional information is enclosed as required.

- Kitchen Duties must be completed at the end of each day and weekly as specified. The kitchen/work area must be kept clean and tidy.

- Individual project work may be assigned.

- Attending line trials, ensuring the following duties are actioned where required:

- Issuing trial request forms

- Preparing/ordering and weighing out of raw materials

- Assist with line set up

- Carrying out all general duties associated with trials through to packing, storage and despatch.

- Sending product, to customer, laboratories, staff shop etc as required and completion of all relevant paper/computer work associated.

- Completing trial record sheets and filing on Sharepoint and in blue folders.

- Assessment of line trialled product.

- Ability to independently run line trials in conjunction with Operations, as agreed with Manager/Technologist.

- Collaborating effectively with other key functions (such as Commercial, Operations, Group Technical, Process, Packaging, Site technical etc) to deliver trials/launches.

- Actively involved with the implementation and use of the new computer based

- Product Launch Process.

- Review current ways of working and propose and implement new ways of working to the Category product innovation and development manager, evaluating impact from both internal and external customer perspectives with a view to continuously improving the quality and deliverance of the output.

- Working closely with Manager/Technologists and other Assistant Technologists to agree objectives and create work plans to deliver Product Development projects.

- To undertake occasional travel to meet customers, suppliers and other sites to meet the demands of the job and training needs.

- Involvement with corporate events and customer visits as required

- Completion of cooking instruction guidelines.

- To monitor and control any negative environmental impact arising from the processes within area of responsibility; ensuring that all direct reports and colleagues are briefed and clear in regards to their responsibilities as outlined in the Moy Park Group Risk Management System Manual.

- This role will be a Full time position, 5 days per week due to the diverse and complex nature of this business. This role will therefore require a great degree of flexibility to complete projects.

Any other duties as may be required to meet the overall brief and requirements of the role.

Job Criteria:


- Either previous experience in Product Demonstrated extensive practical factory or product development experience.

- A track record of delivering and completing tasks successfully and on time.

- Excellent communication skills with the visible passion and enthusiasm for delivering Product Innovation and Development.

- Ability to demonstrate good IT skills.

- Ability to demonstrate excellent attention to detail in all aspects of work.

- Ability to work as part of team and independently.

- Good organisational skills with the ability to plan and manage individual workload.

- Ability to show initiative.

- Ability to gain and maintain trust and respect of colleagues.

- Able to undertake occasional business trips to meet the demands of the job.

- Full driving licence.


- Project management skills

- Sound technical knowledge.

Additional Information:

The Assistant Technologist position is in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. You must be authorised to work in the UK to apply for this position.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV through to or call the Ballymena office on 02825420140.