Apply now »

Product Technologist

Req Id:  13712
Date Posted:  25 Mar 2024

As a proud member of the JBS family, the largest food company in the world, Rivalea operates across multiple farming, processing, and distribution sites in New South Wales and Victoria. Our operations employ over 1,000 individuals, and we are committed to providing exceptional career opportunities to our team members.


About the Role

We have an opportunity for a Product Technologist to join our Rivalea team in a permanent full-time capacity. Reporting to the Product Research & Development Manager, this position will play a key role in assessing new and existing processes, executing the R&D and product improvement agenda, and collaborating with commercial and production teams to bring consumer-preferred food products to life.

We are open to the successful applicant being based either in Corowa NSW or Melbourne VIC.


Key Responsibilities

  • Lead product development for breakthrough innovation projects, ensuring that projects are managed through the stage gate process and can be successfully delivered.
  • Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who is also prepared to act as project manager on their projects.
  • Responsible for the preparation of costings for product concepts.
  • Co-ordinate and work with the marketing and sales team, planning, operations, and procurement to execute new product launches.
  • Initiate, develop, acquire, and test raw materials for sample preparation.
  • Participate and lead industrial scale trials and collect data and feedback for improvements and specifications.
  • Present samples for customer, shelf life, and nutrition information panel validation.
  • Prepare and complete customer specific documents and relevant specifications.
  • Writing operating procedures and specifications for new products or processes.
  • Troubleshoot formulation changes as required for product optimisation.
  • Explore ways to support product, packaging, and process improvements.

About you:

  • Experience in Food Manufacturing either in a factory/ kitchen lab environment with Degree qualifications (preference in Fresh Meat or Protein)
  • Excellent knowledge of food preparation, technical & functional food ingredients, cooking, and food safety standards within Australia and New Zealand
  • Demonstrated skills and competency in project management.
  • Confident in presenting new development concepts to internal and external customers effectively with strong presentation and communication skills.
  • Love working in a team and passionate about collaborating cross functionally to deliver.
  • The ability to manage, prioritise and establish own workload to meet project timeframes.
  • High level communication skills, initiative, and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong time management, data management, planning, and organisational skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel).
  • Current driver’s license.

Interested? APPLY NOW!

If you have any queries regarding this opportunity, please email the Rivalea Talent Acquisition team at

For more information about JBS Australia, please visit our Careers Page:

Apply now »