This position serves in the Discovery Center and is responsible
for assisting Food Technologists/Chefs with product development projects
by following written and verbal direction, ensuring correct and accurate
sample preparation and shipping, operating commercial kitchen and pilot
plant equipment properly and safely.
Other responsibilities include weighing and measuring with
accuracy, recording data, operating laboratory equipment, product
cuttings, maintaining and organizing the kitchen's small wares and
ingredient inventories. This position may also support Food
Technologists, Sr. Food Technologists, Project Leaders and Directors;
other duties as assigned.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Culinary and/or Food Science education is preferred.
Experience: 2+ years of Quality Assurance, Laboratory, product
development or food preparation experience is preferred. Culinary and/or
Food Science degree may be used in lieu of experience.
Computer Skills: Requires basic computer skills such as Microsoft
Office (Excel and Outlook).
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication
Special Skills: Must have the ability to contend with the range
and complexity of kitchen issues and food production; must have a high
level of integrity, honesty and genuine hospitality; and ability to work
with all levels of management in an organized manner to support the Tyson
R&D success through good communication and teamwork skills. Must have
basic mathematical skills and with weight and measurement conversions.
Physical Requirements: Standing - 90%; Sitting - 10%; Lifting -
20 to 70 pounds. This is done multiple times throughout the day, every
day; Pushing/Pulling - 20 to 100 pounds. This is done multiple times
throughout the day, every day. This consists of moving supplies and
products around the plant and kitchens on carts; Walking - approximately
100 yards from the kitchens to the pilot plant. Technicians may walk this
5 to 10 times a day. This position requires the ability to climb stairs 5
to 10 times per day, a flight of 7 steps; Stairs 1 to 5 times per day, a
flight of 21 steps.
This is an entry level clerical/
Tyson is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be
considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age,
genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran