Food Technician, Frozen Food –
Job Number: nest-00013066
Technical Services & Manufacturing
Relocation: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Assists/conducts project testwork under the direction of Food Technologist,
PD Chef, or PD Manager in the development and scale up of new and existing
Nestle Professional products in the various Technical platforms supported by
the Frozen Food categories. Works competently with test kitchen and pilot
plant equipment. Provides support needed to quickly turn around product
samples to customers within a few days of receiving the initial request.
Supports product development work as needed. Travels, as required, to support
development and factory testing.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
' Plan, execute and evaluate project testwork at bench top, pilot plant and
factory levels; maintain accurate and appropriate documentation to support
development and production of assigned products.
' Prepare bench top and scale up samples for taste panels, sensory panels,
shelf life and analytical testing; prepare and arrange for shipment of
samples as required.
' Participate in departmental activities such as panels, meetings,
committees, administrative obligations (phones, e-mail).
' Support plant trial activities by traveling to factory or comanufacturer
locations as needed.
' Order ingredients, stock supplies, inventory samples and assemble customer
' Must maintain accurate, thorough records of testwork.
' Maintain technical/culinary skills and personal improvement through
' Require some degree of working in extreme temperatures and typical
commercial/industrial environments. Physically demanding work. Will work in a
manufacturing environment as needed to accomplish goals.
' Continually demonstrate proficient communications and ability to work in a
team environment under short timelines.
' Work schedule may vary depending on business needs.
' Other projects and duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
Advanced training/education a plus in thermal processing, food science,
technology or equivalent.
Initial training period may require 2-4 weeks training at factory or
Must be comfortable working in food manufacturing and culinary environments.
Must be willing to travel occasionally
Must be able to vary work as needed and quickly shift project focus to
accomplish business needs and satisfy customer's changing priorities.
Minimum of 4 to 5 years of food-industry experience.
' The individual must have good creative, problem solving and organizational
skills, as well as good communications skills.
' Experience with a variety of food ingredients, packaging and processing
systems is desirable.
' Individual must be able to work independently while able to support the
overall objectives of a team.
' Candidate must be able to thrive in a fast paced, multi-project/task
environment and be comfortable working with people of varying disciplines.
' The ability to work well with teams and flexibility to move between various
product categories based on project load and prioritization.
' Cooking skills.
' Proficient in time management.
' Good math and problem solving skills.
' Computer proficiency in electronic communication.