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Product Development Technician

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Want a role with real-world impact? As an Product Development Technician at RB, you’ll have the freedom to help reinvent products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 


Product Development Technician

Nijmegen, Gelderland

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 

Reckitt Benckiser is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company, we work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands like Enfamil, Nurofen, Strepsils, Mucinex, Dettol, Nurtramigen, Lysol, Finish and Vanish.

As Product Development Technician at RB Nijmegen, you’ll have the freedom to be more than just a cog in the machine. Being part of RB Health, our state-of-the-art Mead Johnson location in Nijmegen produces baby and infant nutrition. Over 700 ambitious colleagues proudly feed 1 million baby’s worldwide. In Europe our product range is mainly focused on infants with food allergies. This is not just a factory. This is a factory on Champions League level due to our product and our process, due to our high care production area and the challenge to be the best you can be, every day.

You’ll succeed because… 

You are motivated to work precisely, accurately, and independently in the lab on a variety of liquid and powder products. You enjoy using critical thinking skills to investigate physical and sensorial properties of our products.

Goal of the position

Goal of the position is to support the R&D team with stability testing, sensory evaluations, lab experiments, documentation of results and project information, shipment of samples. This new position requires frequent contact within R&D internally but also externally (Operations, Warehouse, Export, Quality).

Key performances areas

  • Conduct in-house advance physical testing for new raw material and finished products from pilot and plant trials
  • Prepare physical testing procedures and validate the test method as required
  • Support set up of R&D stability testing program and execute R&D stability testing program
  • Participate and execute sensorial evaluations
  • Hands on work to support trials and first commercial productions
  • Follow up analysis results and report to relevant function
  • Maintain condition and stock of equipment, glass ware and reagent of R&D Laboratory and keep the laboratory in condition
  • Supervise on calibration and maintenance program of instruments used in physical laboratory
  • Prepare raw materials and packaging used for pilot and plant trials
  • Organize and support shipment of raw materials, intermediates and finished goods.
  • Support in evaluating and updating nutrient data base of raw materials
  • Follow good practices for safety, environment and good manufacturing practice (GMP)

Qualifications and experience

  • MBO/ML, level 4 with laboratory practice preferably in physical properties and sensory evaluation
  • Awareness of product development principles
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of MJ Supply Chain functions
  • Fluency in English and Dutch

You’ll love it because… 

You’ll get to work on a product that makes a difference for the rest of the consumers’ life. You’ll have the opportunity to work in a well-equipped R&D lab on innovation projects with a large team of Product Development Scientists and Process Engineers.

Feel free to contact Kathryn Cumpata, Senior Product Development Scientist (see email address) for more information.


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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