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R&D Assistant

About Brothers International Food, LLC:

Brothers International Food, LLC. is a privately-owned food and beverage company based in New York with offices in China and Ecuador. The company was founded in 2001 by brothers Matt and Travis Betters, whose family was involved in the processed fruit and vegetable industry for more than 65 years. In addition to supplying top-quality fruit and fruit juice concentrates to a number of Fortune 100 food companies, Brothers International is the parent company of Brothers-All-Natural, which is the #1 Freeze-Dried Snack Brand in the USA.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Measuring products to verify size and shape.
  • Entering data into product specs database to determine range of specifications for existing products.
  • Entering and confirming all versions of products packaging.
  • Assist in the development and review of product specifications.
  • Assist in product sampling and surveys.
  • Prepare samples for shipment.
  • Performing physical and organoleptic evaluations of finished products.
  • Create nutritional panels for new and existing products.
  • Cooperate with other departments to drive product design, development, marketing, and launch process.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Always look to improve the department’s performance and find ways to help the company and the other departments be successful.
  • Participate in projects, initiatives and perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Culinary and related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Computer proficiency required.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills, interpersonal skills, and time management skills necessary.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential information.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.