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Quality Specialist - Sensory (Contract)

Quality Specialist - Sensory (Contract)

 

This is a contract position providing services to Nestlé in the USA through a third-party staffing services organization. If you are selected for this role, you will be an employee of a third-party staffing partner and not Nestlé in the USA.

 

Position is a contract role and will pay between $30 and $38 per hour. 

 

The Sensory Laboratory provides guidance for development and innovation activities of the product. These activities allow teams to drive consumer centricity in Innovation & Renovation, mitigating product related complaints.
The In/Out sensory program creates the sensory standards for Nestlé products and assures that final products conform to those standards. It is also used to monitor ingredients and packaging materials to assure that they function as designed.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide sensory expertise in the factory to ensure success in Continuous Operation and Innovation/Renovation activities. Use, deliver, and maintain Nestlé sensory methods and tools. Has the responsibility of maintaining technical competencies in sensory evaluation and services. The incumbent also participates in the technical development and implementation of operational sensory programs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support sensory evaluation:
• Contributes to building sensory expertise and promoting the use of sensory evaluation in the factory.
• Lead and conduct Innovation & Renovation related studies (descriptive analysis) with product developers
• Maintain records of panel attendance and administers panels information.
• Lead with the preparation and execution of training sessions for internal panel.
• Perform data statistical analysis and write reports as needed.
• Participate in discussions with clients for appropriate test selection, execution, data analysis and reporting to meet business objectives.
Support the operation of the Sensory Laboratory:
• Implement good laboratory practices and safe behavior of Sensory Laboratory and temperature-controlled storage rooms.
• Keep Laboratory equipment and facilities clean, organized, and operational.
• Supply and organize materials for the Laboratory.
• Maintain updated sensory references and keep inventory of materials, references, and tests’ samples.
• Maintain Laboratory SOP’s and other documentation to ensure proper and safe laboratory operation and product handling.
• Responsible for planning and execution of shelf-life sensory testing.

Support Operational sensory evaluation for NUSA:
• Collaborate in designing In/Out quantitative sensory references for integration of Key Sensory Attributes into the factories Quality System.
Other:
• Participate in the Nestlé Sensory & Consumer Preference Network as part of networking with R&D specialists and other Markets
• Perform additional duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
BS in Food Science, Food Technology, or related field highly preferred or equivalent comibination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE:
• 3-5 years applied sensory regulatory experience. Industry preference food, beverage, pharmaceutical or medical device space
• Working knowledge of computers and of dedicated software for sensory evaluation (e.g., Sens IT)
• Working knowledge of discrimination, descriptive and Quality Assurance sensory methods
• Experience as a panel leader e.g., recruiting, training, managing and leading external sensory panels.
• Proficiency in statistical analysis and interpretation of sensory tests

 

Please note this contract position provides services to Nestlé in the USA on a temporary basis in connection with a specific assignment. Contractors in this position are hired and employed through Nestlé’s third-party staffing partner.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

This is a contract position providing services to Nestlé in the USA through a third-party staffing services organization. If you are selected for this role, you will be an employee of a third-party staffing partner and not Nestlé in the USA.

 

Position is a contract role and will pay between $30 and $38 per hour. 

 

The Sensory Laboratory provides guidance for development and innovation activities of the product. These activities allow teams to drive consumer centricity in Innovation & Renovation, mitigating product related complaints.
The In/Out sensory program creates the sensory standards for Nestlé products and assures that final products conform to those standards. It is also used to monitor ingredients and packaging materials to assure that they function as designed.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide sensory expertise in the factory to ensure success in Continuous Operation and Innovation/Renovation activities. Use, deliver, and maintain Nestlé sensory methods and tools. Has the responsibility of maintaining technical competencies in sensory evaluation and services. The incumbent also participates in the technical development and implementation of operational sensory programs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support sensory evaluation:
• Contributes to building sensory expertise and promoting the use of sensory evaluation in the factory.
• Lead and conduct Innovation & Renovation related studies (descriptive analysis) with product developers
• Maintain records of panel attendance and administers panels information.
• Lead with the preparation and execution of training sessions for internal panel.
• Perform data statistical analysis and write reports as needed.
• Participate in discussions with clients for appropriate test selection, execution, data analysis and reporting to meet business objectives.
Support the operation of the Sensory Laboratory:
• Implement good laboratory practices and safe behavior of Sensory Laboratory and temperature-controlled storage rooms.
• Keep Laboratory equipment and facilities clean, organized, and operational.
• Supply and organize materials for the Laboratory.
• Maintain updated sensory references and keep inventory of materials, references, and tests’ samples.
• Maintain Laboratory SOP’s and other documentation to ensure proper and safe laboratory operation and product handling.
• Responsible for planning and execution of shelf-life sensory testing.

Support Operational sensory evaluation for NUSA:
• Collaborate in designing In/Out quantitative sensory references for integration of Key Sensory Attributes into the factories Quality System.
Other:
• Participate in the Nestlé Sensory & Consumer Preference Network as part of networking with R&D specialists and other Markets
• Perform additional duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:
BS in Food Science, Food Technology, or related field highly preferred or equivalent comibination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE:
• 3-5 years applied sensory regulatory experience. Industry preference food, beverage, pharmaceutical or medical device space
• Working knowledge of computers and of dedicated software for sensory evaluation (e.g., Sens IT)
• Working knowledge of discrimination, descriptive and Quality Assurance sensory methods
• Experience as a panel leader e.g., recruiting, training, managing and leading external sensory panels.
• Proficiency in statistical analysis and interpretation of sensory tests

 

Please note this contract position provides services to Nestlé in the USA on a temporary basis in connection with a specific assignment. Contractors in this position are hired and employed through Nestlé’s third-party staffing partner.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

Glendale, AZ, US, 85355

Glendale, AZ, US, 85355


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