Food Sensory Technician - Minneapolis, MN
Location: South of
Schedule: Mon-Fri 1st shift
Duration: 3 month contract with potential to extend
The purpose of this job
is to assist in the execution of sensory studies. The individual is
responsible for providing technical support and project work in laboratory
and plant environments.
1. Obtains and handles
samples from cereal plant/equipment locations for sensory and analytical
evaluation in a safe and sanitary manner consistent with the information
required and compliant with GMP's.
2. Supports all types of
sensory projects- discrimination, descriptive and consumer studies. This
includes, but is not limited to, preparation of samples for evaluation and
training; distribution and collection of sensory ballots and samples;
purchase/order of samples for projects; repacking product; coding bowls;
3. Obtains samples and
technical information about products that includes, but is not limited to,
direct measurements of product or package attributes, processing or
packaging measurements, production data, or quality measures in required
location in a safe and sanitary manner .
laboratory equipment in a consistent and accurate manner according to
approved methods. Conducts routine and non-routine laboratory
evaluations of products (chemical, physical and sensory). Understands and
complies with all food safety and food manufacturing policies and
5. Maintains complete
records of procedures followed, as well as observations and results
obtained from product or package measures.
sensory lab and sensory storage areas clean and tidy; distribute and
collect sensory ballots and samples; maintain sensory materials - organizes
samples, stocks cabinets; purchases/orders samples for projects.
7. All other duties as
post-secondary sensory science, food science, chemistry, biology, mathematics,
Experience: Two years
consumer products experience. Understanding and experience in manufacturing
processes, GMP's, general food processing, sensory and laboratory
techniques. Sensory, product development or quality assurance experience
Skills: Possess excellent
problem solving skills. Ability to work safely in and around food
processing laboratory and plant equipment. Ability to compile data and must
be able to communicate both written and verbally. Predominently works independently
but also works on cross-functional team; ability to build strong working
relationships. Must be flexible and be able to prioritize responsibilities
to meet changing work demands.
Food & Beverage