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Sensory Technician - Arlington, VA



Our company is a leading grocery retailer in Europe with over 10,000 locations in 26 countries. We are a successful retailer who provides value to our customers, selling top quality products at low prices. We are currently expanding our business into the US market and are looking for top quality candidates with experience and a passion for the retail grocery industry to join us in establishing our brand and building the business from the ground up.

The Role


The QA Sensory Technician will be responsible for assisting day to day sensory tasks within the Quality Assurance Department. The primary responsibilities include the following activities: shopping for products for sensory testing, preparing and setting up sensory tests, training sensory panels, and analyzing sensory data. The role offers responsibility, variety, and contributes to the success of the company. The individual will work closely with other internal departments to ensure continuous quality improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

        Provide support to Lidl sensory team on a daily basis

        Shop and purchase products needed for sensory tests

        Prepare for panel tests across all categories, including product labeling, dispensing of samples, session set-up and post-session clean-up

        Prepare products according to cook/make instructions

        Assist in preparations for training of sensory panels

        Oversee inventory and ensure lab supplies are adequate and available at all times

        Run data collection computer software and administer paper ballots

        Assist in analyzing sensory data

        Learn and comply with applicable quality, environment, and safety regulatory guidelines

        Performing additional tasks as required


Your Profile



        Bachelorís degree in Food Science or related field

        Proven experience working within a food environment

        Possess excellent knowledge of sensory evaluation

        Ability to work independently or as part of a team

        Excellent organizational and time management skills

        Detail oriented and with data management and process skills

        Commercially aware of the value of quality

        Professional demeanor, approach, and appearance

        Microsoft Office proficient


What you can expect


Our company provides professionals the opportunity to join a fast-growing, innovative, and collaborative work environment. We offer an expedited career path and promotion opportunities within the company to reach your professional goals. All full time employees are offered health/dental/vision, 401K with company matching program, paid time off, life insurance, long and short term disability, and commuter benefits.


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