Laboratory Technician

| Chicago

RXBAR: We manufacture, market and distribute whole food protein bars. While the protein bar market is crowded, RXBAR cuts through the clutter with a clean ingredient deck and disruptive branding. A unique, “No B.S” value proposition has propelled RXBAR to be a major, rapidly growing player in the nutrition category.

Laboratory Technician: The success we have had today is directly attributed to our focus and commitment to the product. We have a passion for developing the best possible product for our customers. This process all starts in the lab with quality initiatives and product development. This position provides a great opportunity to gain exposure to a key function at RXBAR and grow within our organization. The Laboratory Technician will support the Senior Laboratory Technician and utilize the fundamental principles, knowledge of food products and processes to support the continued growth of our brand.

General Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Support the Senior Laboratory Technician in defining best practices for our lab
  • Ensure all work areas, instruments and equipment are kept clean, neat and organized
  • Stock lab supplies as needed notifying appropriate personnel when stock is low
  • Work with the Senior Laboratory Technician in supporting Quality initiatives:
    • Support production quality reviews: evaluation, document management and data entry
    • Support Product Development (Continuous Improvement function) conducting quality evaluation experiments of production and bench samples
    • Support documentation management for food ingredients: incoming ingredient log, ingredient specifications and MSDS
    • Management of production retain samples
  • Provide support to R&D initiatives:
    • Support manufacturing of new product development (NPD) bench samples for sales team
    • Partner with Product Development cohort(s) to execute recipe testing for new, continuous improvement initiatives or alternate ingredient supplier evaluations
    • Support management and storage of experimental R&D finished product

Skills & Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required - Associates in Applied Science (AAS) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Life Sciences field is preferred
  • Experience in the Food Industry in Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) or Research & Development (R&D) related roles
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate at different levels and with different personality types
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and quality/regulatory documentation management systems (i.e. Tracegains, ESHA Genesis)
  • Familiarity with analytical equipment: moisture meter and texture analysis tools
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills, who is extremely result and detail-oriented
  • Always pursues excellence
  • Passion for food business 

Total Rewards Package: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company.

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412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

What's something quirky about your company?

Working at RXBAR becomes a lifestyle. We naturally love to share what work life is like on our personal social media accounts, whether it be new product launches, the amazing view from our rooftop, team meeting events, or all the workouts employees do together, it’s a unique almost cult-like culture but something we're so proud to be a part of.

Alyssa

Senior Event Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Here at RXBAR, we approach and plan everything differently. Whether it be TV, outdoor media, podcasts or paid social, we’re going against the “norm” of traditional advertising and building a new, unique approach to break through clutter they see everyday. Our goal is to woo our audience so they lean in, not annoy and inadvertently push them away.

Jenny

Media Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

One of the key aspects that attracted me to RX, beyond the company's aggressive growth phase, was the Leadership Team's investment in developing its people. Individuals have the opportunity to own their development path & grow at an exceptionally fast rate in a company that promotes from within & w/o the constraint of a formal promotion structure.

Steph

Vice President of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Anyone that joins our team is quickly introduced to the idea that innovation can come from anywhere. Placing ownership on our team members that they are the product advocates while also placing ourselves in our customer shoes, has enabled leadership and creative license. It's amazing to be a part of a company that places such an importance on R&I.

Eliana

Vice President of Research & Innovation

What are some things you learned at the company?

I love working at RX because the organization values me as an individual & as myself, where self-awareness is harnessed as a strength to accelerate growth. I am driven to build a new team (FP&A), training a financial muscle that empowers the organization through trust. I love the challenge of being a creator, as we question orthodoxy in finance.

Kirk

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

What are RXBAR Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our approach to perks: While our business is growing at an exponential rate, we've maintained the nimble, no B.S. mindset that has made us the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the U.S. The experience at RXBAR is different from day one. Beyond the typical offering of full benefits, 401k match and generous PTO allowance, we differentiate ourselves from other CPGs in the space. Every employee spends their first two weeks in Customer Service, enabling them to interact with the incredible customers we service everyday and adapt the servant mindset that drives everything we do. Immediate impact, opportunity for growth, educational opportunities, mentorship, creative thinking, diversity, exposure to senior leaders - these are all realities at RXBAR, not just buzz words. With our open-office format and pursuit of excellence, we foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth. To support the needs of our growing business, we've implemented "dynamic job descriptions" as individual's roles are constantly evolving, allowing them to take on added responsibility and new challenges.

Cell phone reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, bike & helmet reimbursement and unlimited RXBAR's are a few of the extras you'll receive when working here.

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