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The Food Safety Technician is responsible for preparing and
testing batch samples and ensuring consistency, quality, and safety
attributes are met. Position communicates with sales and management team;
maintains concise documentation; and provides technical support to
customers. In addition, position completes necessary paperwork and other
specialized tasks as needed.
This position reports to the Food Safety Supervisor and
does not supervise staff. This position works closely with all departments
and employees within NW Naturals, customers and co-manufacturing
(The essential functions listed below are not intended
to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position. NW Naturals
may augment duties, including essential functions, at its discretion.)
- Prepare and test
batch samples in a Lab or Pilot Plant.Decide
what ingredients and level are required to create finished products
that meet a customerís need.Test samples for
consistency, quality, and safety attributes in order to define product
specification ranges.Communicate updates
with sales and management team.
- Organize and maintain raw
materials needed to prepare customer samples.Accurately
process orders in a timely manner to ensure raw materials are
available when needed.Evaluate samples of
raw materials and make recommendation on purchases.
- Provide technical support to
internal and external customers regarding batch samples or technical documents.Develop and maintain professional relationships.
- Complete paperwork needed to
complete orders and samples.Ensure paperwork
is accurate and completed in a timely manner.
- Complete specialized tasks in
communication with management as necessary.Gather
data and information.Serve as a back-up to
the Food Safety Supervisor as needed, such as: researching and
addressing customer complaints; reviewing and/or completing incident reports
and certifications; and assisting with SQF standards.
- Have regular attendance and
work appropriate number of hours to get the essential functions
- Perform under the Working
Conditions described below.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY:
- Lab and pilot equipment,
including process equipment and process and product testing
- Sound understanding of food
- General understanding of food
laws and regulations.
- Mathematics and scientific
weights and measurements.
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Duplicate formulas and make
changes to existing formulas to meet target flavor profile.
- Accurately document formulas,
specifications, and operating procedures.
- Read and interpret documents
such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
- Accurately perform
mathematical and scientific calculations.
- Maintain confidential and
- Effectively organize, plan,
- Use computers and computer
software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Meet behaviors established in
NW Naturalsí performance management and development process.
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION/LICENSES, AND TRAINING:
- A Bachelorís degree in a
science-related discipline is highly preferred.
- Minimum of one year of
experience in food science, focusing on preparing and testing samples
and ensuring quality of food products.
- Prior training and/or
experience in HACCP and GFSI is preferred.
- Constantly works in an office
and lab environments and occasionally has exposures to a
- Constantly deals with highly
- Occasionally travels,
including overnight stays, to other worksites, for off-site meetings,
and for training purposes
- Physical requirements of the
- Frequently lifts up to 10
pounds and occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds
- Vision requirements:
Constantly uses near vision and color vision
- Constantly talks, stands,
uses repetitive hand motions, listens/uses hearing, and/or
- Occasionally walks, reaches,
- Types of exposures
encountered: Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals,
odors or fumes, and/or loud machine/equipment noise
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential
duties of this job with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation
will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the
specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability
and the ability of the department/division to accommodate the limitation.
How to Apply: Please
send your resume to Twyla DelPozzi at firstname.lastname@example.org