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Food Technician Solon, OH

Job Number: nest-00029437
Nestle Professional
Product Development
Solon OH

Assists/conducts project test work under the direction of a Food Technologist, Corporate Chef or PD Manager in the development and scale up of new and existing Nestle Professional products.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
* Support the needs of the Technologists and Customers by completing recipes and projects by the requested due date and in a quality manner. The Custom Technicians work as a team to make sure that the daily priorities of recipes, panels, product testing, shipping, etc. are accomplished.
* Plan and execute project work in an organized and professional manner. Maintain accurate and appropriate documentation to support development and traceability of assigned products.
* Take on project support with an attitude of engagement and ownership.
* Conduct analytical testing in support of projects to include pH, colorimeter, % NaCl, washouts, and Brookfield and Bostwick viscosity testing.
* Strong computer skills are required for the position in order to support product traceability in FMS and data presentation in Word and Excel format.
* Continually demonstrate proficient communication skills and ability to work in a team environment. The employee must be flexible to changing priorities and short timelines.
* Travel to satellite facilities and co-packers as needed in order to support mini-runs and production start-ups. Support mini-runs and production start-ups at the Harper facility as needed.
* Maintain the Test Kitchen area and equipment in a clean and organized manner.
* Order ingredients, stock supplies, inventory finished product samples, and assemble customer shipments.
* Actively participate in departmental activities such as panels, meetings and committees.
* The position requires 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.
* Work schedule may vary depending on business needs.
* Other projects and duties as assigned.

High school graduate with 1-2 years college course work preferred, with an emphasis in mathematics or science. Previous experience in the Food Service or Food Manufacturing industry a plus.

Must be comfortable working in food manufacturing and culinary environments.

* Cooking skills and computer proficiency in electronic communication.
* Strong computer skills.
* Proficient in time management.
* Good math and problem solving skills.
* Able to work in a fast paced environment.
* Good communication and organizational skills.
* Able to work in a team environment.
* Demonstrates proficient communication skills and able to work in a dynamic team environment under short timelines.

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