Tree Top 11 reviews - Selah, WA 98942
OF THE POSITION:
The Sensory Specialist is the primary sensory resource
company wide. Position will assist with the recruitment and training of
panelists, will conduct and/or supervise sensory panels, and provide
general process development and technical services as required.
This position reports to the Director of Product
Development and does not supervise others. Position works closely with
Corporate Operations, Plant Operations, CPG and Food Service Marketing,
Corporate Quality and Food Safety, Product Development, and occasionally
(The essential functions listed below are not intended
to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position. Tree Top may
augment duties, including essential functions, at its discretion.)
Oversee the apple essence program: work with
tech services, CQA, and Marketing to re-define the program, to include
methodology and procedures. Assists plant QA in recruitment and screening
of plant employees as panelists. Provide training samples and conduct
training sessions with the panelists. Follow quality trends and make
Oversee the corporate ďlong term quality trendsĒ panel.
To include recruitment and training of panelists, maintenance of corporate
sensory facilities, coordinate or conduct the actual panels as needed and
make interpretation of results.
Provide sensory oversight for programs at the plant
manufacturing level. To include method development as needed, and conduct
training and calibration sessions at all Tree Top manufacturing locations.
Conduct external and internal attribute linked sensory
panels at the request of marketing groups to help define and refine product
attributes. Serve as the in-house sensory resource for periodic contracted
competitive product surveys.
Assist Corporate Product Development,
and Quality Services in necessary shelf life testing; primarily through
assisting in experimental design, maintenance of the sensory testing tools,
and providing advice on the interpretation of the generated results. This
position may conduct the panels, or may serve a supervisory role in
conducting the panels.
Maintain a clean and safe working environment by
adhering to safety regulations. Adhere to safety regulations and maintain
Effectively work in both a union and union-free
environment at the various production facilities.
Have regular attendance and work appropriate number of
hours to get the essential functions completed.
Perform under the Working Conditions described below.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY:
Principles and practices of chemistry and sensory
Solid knowledge of food safety/hygiene and laboratory
Working knowledge of laboratory equipment.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and
regulations applicable to quality and safety of food.
Mathematics and statistics analysis.
Effectively manage and lead multiple projects with
multidisciplinary teams toward a shared goal.
Effectively facilitate workgroups and meetings toward a
Accurately document data and testing results.
Read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Maintain confidential and sensitive information.
Think creatively and strategically in order to drive
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Identify, research, and analyze problems, identify
alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions.
Apply statistical analysis.
Gather, evaluate, and interpret information; generate
Effectively organize, plan, and execute.
Use computers and computer software including word
processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Meet behaviors established in Tree Topís performance
management and development process.
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION/LICENSES, AND TRAINING:
A Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Food Chemistry,
Chemistry or closely related field. Masterís degree is preferred.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in food science or
chemistry, focusing on an analytical laboratory and sensory testing
Experience in sensory principles and current
methodology in sensory testing.
Frequently works in an office, lab, and
Frequently deals with highly confidential information
Occasionally works under tight time constraints or with
business activities of a seasonal/cyclical nature
Occasionally travels, including overnight stays, to
other worksites, for off-site meetings, and for training purposes
Physical requirements of the job:
Constantly lifts up to 10 pounds and frequently lifts
up to 20 pounds
Vision requirements: Frequently uses far vision
(see clearly beyond 20 feet), near vision (see clearly within 20 inches),
depth perception, and color vision (to identify and distinguish colors)
Frequently lifts, talks, stands, walks, kneels,
reaches, and/or uses hearing
Occasionally climbs, crouches, uses repetitive hand
motions, pushes, and/or drives
Types of exposures encountered: Frequently
exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, odors or fumes, loud
machine/equipment noise, and extreme heat/cold temperatures
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.
Tree Top is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status
in accordance with law.