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Research and Design Intern – Pretoria West needed at RCL Foods

Job title : Research and Design Intern – Pretoria West

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : 18-May-24

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Job Description    

RCL FOODS is seeking a highly motivated, results-driven, and analytical R&D Intern who is a quick learner and has strong interpersonal skills to join the R&D Team based in Pretoria West. 

  • The successful incumbent will gain in-depth experience in product development, lab comprehension, factory, and lab equipment knowledge within Beverage business. The R&D Intern will also be encouraged to explore other areas of interest to learn more about fundamentals and the general operations both within and outside of the assigned department that will be supplemental to the learning experience – e.g., Manufacturing and Quality departments. This position will be for a fixed period of 12 months

Minimum Requirements    

  • Matric/ Grade 12
  • In the process of completing a Food Technology/ Food science qualification.
  • Candidate must require workplace exposure to obtain their qualification in Food Science/ Food technology.
  • S4/ completed theory of Food Science or Food technology.
  • Lab experience will be added advantage.

Duties & Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist Seniors in organising factory and lab trials.
  • Run lab trials and factory trials.
  • Assist in product brief execution according to project scope requirements (Trials, product samples, tastes sessions, product analysis – shelf life/nutritionals etc)
  • Assist in coordinating multi-disciplinary teams including relevant internal – pretrial meetings.
  • Collect and record data from trials
  • Optimize product quality
  • Plan and execute experiments and summarize results
  • Support/lead project teams as a technical resource
  • Assist in scoping and facilitating business opportunities
  • Implement consumer tests in collaboration with consumer tasting panel
  • Manage deliverables to achieve R&D timelines as discussed and agreed with NPD Manager
  • Create and manage product specifications
  • Create and manage ingredient specification
  • Maintain technical documentation


  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities
  • Demonstrate self-drive and effective self-management
  • Present project updates to Seniors on weekly basis

Technical Expertise and Insight

  • Gain practical expertise and insights through active engagement during trials and meetings.
  • Actively pursue understanding and answers to problems that arising during in project team meetings through plant engagement and discuss solution at Technical weekly meetings.

Operations Management

  • Support the implementation of simplified production processes to increase operational effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Support the implementation of optimal plant line efficiencies through all new developments and cost saving projects
  • Ensure effective use of raw material into recipe formulations
  • Manages actions where required to ensure that there are no areas of noncompliance. 

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