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Sensory and Food Safety Technologist- Albany, GA 31707


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Job Purpose:

The Principal Technologist Sensory & Food Safety is responsible for the implementation of sensory conformance program requirements and technical leadership for the implementation of Food Safety elements of the Quality Management Process (QMP). This position is responsible to perform evaluations of all finished product and ingredient sensory along with problem solving sensory conformance issues. Additionally, coordinates the daily sensory panels and provides training to Associates that support the on-line sensory program. Drives continuous improvement of the Quality & Food Safety Management System.

What we are looking for:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelorís degree in Food Science, Food Safety, Engineering, Chemistry or related
  • 1+ years demonstrated success in relevant manufacturing/quality role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in different quality related areas such as raw materials, distribution, or manufacturing
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing site managing quality and food safety management systems responsible position related to food safety or Quality and food safety management system
  • Previous food related experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze and interpret sensory data of all raw materials, in-process and finished products to make quality evaluations and recommend action plans. Identify and resolve sensory related issues.
  • Manage site-based Conformance and Online Sensory Programs Ė recruit, train and calibrate associates. Implement and execute Conformance Programís Best Practices and Minimum requirements.
  • Responsible for escalations of non-conforming raw materials, in-process and finished products, recommend approval or rejection of ingredients and finished products and follow-up on questionable results in a timely manner.
  • Improve processes and systems through innovation, effective change control, research, and auditing.
  • Active participation with the Sensory Quality Community of Practice (COP) to contribute to ways of working to build synergies across all MW manufacturing sites as well as continuous improvement.
  • Conduct Internal audits and support site QMP compliance.
  • Responsible for the appearance and sanitation of the lab work areas.
  • Development and roll out of food safety training to the site and support functions (HACCP, Basic Food Safety)
  • Support the development and implementation of the HACCP and Food Safety Plan within the site, provide input to the Value stream Food safety risk assessment.
  • Support the root cause analysis investigation of food safety incidents and effective implementation of corrective/ preventive actions
  • Accountable for the Foss NIR data trending analysis, NIR documentation relevant to the value stream and first point of contact for troubleshooting instrumentation where applicable

What can you expect from Mars?

  • The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package.
  • To be respected and valued.
  • The Five Principles at the center of every decision we make.
  • The opportunity to work cross functionally, add value and impact a better world for generations to come.


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